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Pentrusco Farmhouse and attached agricultural range.

A Grade II Listed Building in Beguildy (Bugeildy), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3607 / 52°21'38"N

Longitude: -3.1119 / 3°6'42"W

OS Eastings: 324375

OS Northings: 274214

OS Grid: SO243742

Mapcode National: GBR B1.SJHC

Mapcode Global: VH76G.0XPM

Entry Name: Pentrusco Farmhouse and attached agricultural range.

Listing Date: 17 December 1996

Last Amended: 24 August 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18056

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Approximately 300m E of Heyop church, reached by private road S of a minor road between Heyop and Knucklas.

County: Powys

Community: Beguildy (Bugeildy)

Community: Beguildy

Locality: Heyop

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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History

An C18 house with mildly Georgian external character but retaining elements of vernacular internal planning. The cow house at R angles may have been adapted from an earlier timber-framed house. An adjacent barn dated 1678 indicates that an earlier house stood here.

Exterior

A farmhouse with cow house at right angles, forming an L-shaped plan. The 3-storey farmhouse has whitewashed rubble stone walls and hipped tile roof. The 3-window front has a central boarded door under an added canopy. Windows are iron-framed casements. To the L of the doorway is a 2-light window under a segmental head, with 2-light window under a lintel to the R. The middle storey has 2-light windows R and L and a smaller fixed landing window in the centre, under segmental heads except for the lintelled R-hand window. The upper storey has a small casement to the R beneath the eaves, and a small casement to the L added in the 1990s. The L end wall has an added lean-to which, facing the front, has a 2-light casement in the lower storey and small fixed attic window. The side wall of the lean-to has a boarded door offset to the L and 2-light casement below the eaves. The rear of the main range has a shallow outshut (shown on the 1842 Tithe map), rebuilt of rendered brick on an earlier stone plinth. It has 2 pointed windows with Y-tracery incorporating small-pane iron-frame casements. An added late C20 projection further L, against the R side wall of the house and behind the farm range, conceals a narrow stair window.

The cow house is part timber-framed with weatherboarded front, with stone gable end with lean-to (in process of rebuilding at the time of inspection) and corrugated iron roof. Facing the yard it has 3 boarded doors and a loft opening. The rear wall is part rubble-stone and part corrugated iron.

Interior

The house retains elements of a traditional hall plan despite its symmetrical front. The entrance leads into the hall, on the L side, which has a lateral fireplace with timber lintel, and a single stopped spine beam. On the R side is a timber-framed partition to a small inner room, behind which is the stair. The full-height dog-leg stair has plain balusters and a plain newel to the middle storey, but has no balusters to the upper storey. Beneath the stair is a boarded door and stone steps to a cellar. The lower landing retains old floorboards. The roof has tie beams with diagonal struts.

The cow house retains some timber framing, king-post roof trusses with raking struts, pole joists to lofted areas, and stalls. Floors are cobbled or stone flagged.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as an C18 farmhouse retaining Georgian character and good interior plan form and detail.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Barn at Pentrusco
    On the E side of the house.
  • II Church of St David
    Within a churchyard on the N side of a minor road between Knucklas and Llangunllo, approximately 1.3km WNW of Knucklas village.
  • II Lower Dolwilkin
    Approximately 0.8km SW of Knucklas, reached by farm road on the S side of a minor road between Knucklas and Heyop.
  • II* Knucklas Railway Viaduct
    Spanning the valley on the W of the village.
  • II Lower Trebert
    Llanfair Waterdine, Shropshire, LD7

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