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Bron-derw-goed

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanbrynmair, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5755 / 52°34'31"N

Longitude: -3.6558 / 3°39'20"W

OS Eastings: 287887

OS Northings: 298808

OS Grid: SN878988

Mapcode National: GBR 9B.BVZ0

Mapcode Global: WH68P.TJ9D

Entry Name: Bron-derw-goed

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Last Amended: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18120

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The farmhouse is located on the steep terraced hillside of the Banc Bronderwgoed, overlooking the valley of the Afon Twymyn. It is approached by a straight farm track rising from the Llanbrynmair to

County: Powys

Community: Llanbrynmair (Llanbryn-mair)

Community: Llanbrynmair

Locality: Bont Dolgadfan

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

The farmhouse is of medieval or sub-medieval origin, remodelled in the early C19, of 4 bays, lobby entry plan with hall and inner service rooms at the S end, kitchen to right and outbuilding, said to be a former ty gwau, (knitting shop), at the N end. Mr and Mrs Richard Wood kept open house here for travelling Methodists in the 1770's; an elegy on their faith and hospitality was written by the Moderator, Williams of Pantycelyn.

On the contour, approximately 500m to the N, is a stone barn known as Bryn gwyndy, with ventilation slits, possibly a former weaving store and workshop, later adapted as a cowhouse.

Exterior

The house, with outbuilding in line consists of a long range of whitewashed stone rubble construction, under a slate roof, all of the early-mid C19 remodelling. Lobby entry plan, the boarded door, with an overlight, in front of the major stack, rebuilt in blue brick. Various paned timber windows in openings with brick segmental heads, set back from face of wall.

Interior

The living hall has deeply chamfered parallel spine beams and timber framed cross partition to the inner rooms. Large fireplace with splayed reveals. Roof is constructed with 4 pairs of crucks, of high quality work, having tie and collar beams, a full truss being exposed in the end bay, known as the ty gwau.

Reasons for Listing

Included as of special interest as, it retains cruck construction of high quality, and for its later probable association with the weaving and knitting industries which formed the economic mainstay of Llanbrynmair for much of its post-medieval history, the evidence for which has almost disappeared.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Barn at rear of Minfordd Cottages
    The building lies parallel to and to the rear of Minffordd Cottages, approximately half way between Pennant and the turn to Bont Dolgadfan.
  • II Estate farm building at Gellidywyll
    The building is located at the end of a short branch off the road to Rhiwgen, immediately beyond and below the former farmhouse of Gellidwyll.
  • II Gellidywyll
    The house, formerly a farmhouse, is located on the W side of the minor road to Rhiwgan, which leads off the road from Bont-dolgadfan to Talerddig.
  • II Former grain and timber kiln
    Set immediately beside and below the road with its gable end facing diagonally across a corner at the top of the steep hill down to Bont Pandy. It is slightly to the N and opposite the drive and lodg
  • II Bont Pandy mill and mill house, formerly known as Gelli-dymyll Mill.
    The mill and mill house are located below the road from Llanbrynmair to Staylittle, approximately 350m S of the juntion with the Bont-dolgadfan and Talerddig Road. Set over a small stream where it joi
  • II Glantwymyn
    The house is located at the centre of the small former flannel weaving community, where the small Wern brook joins the Afon Twymyn.
  • II Bethel Chapel and Forecourt Railings
    The chapel is located at an angle to the road, at the entrance to Bont Dolgadfan village from the B 4518, behind the house Tan-y-capel. The schoolroom and meeting room are attached by a lean-to roof
  • II Bont Dolgadfan
    At the centre of the hamlet of Bont Dolgadfan.

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