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Barn at Cathedine Fawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangors, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9271 / 51°55'37"N

Longitude: -3.2433 / 3°14'35"W

OS Eastings: 314606

OS Northings: 226127

OS Grid: SO146261

Mapcode National: GBR YW.NN5F

Mapcode Global: VH6C1.QTSK

Entry Name: Barn at Cathedine Fawr

Listing Date: 21 August 1998

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20308

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Built into hillside just N of house with farmyard between.

County: Powys

Community: Llangors (Llan-gors)

Community: Llangors

Locality: Cathedine

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Probably earlier C18 with some rebuilding at SW. Paired threshing floors are relatively rare and denote the prosperity of the farm and area.

Cathedine Fawr is dated 1699 and was the home of the Vaughan family.


Large 8 bay barn of stone rubble with Welsh slate and stone tiled roof, aligned E/W. Pairs of opposing doorways E and W, doorway SW altered; one main tier of ventilation slits with stone lintels to front and timber to rear, 2 to gable end. To accommodate sloping ground, W end has deep plinth; ground level is also substantially higher behind barn. Atttached to SW corner is a rubble wall forming main farmyard boundary and bordering yard in front of byre.


Pegged trusses have tie beams and struts and 3 rows of trenched purlins; sharp arises to deep splays of ventilation slits; stone flag threshing floor.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good and large early barn retaining one pitch of stone tiles.

Group value with Cathedine Fawr farmhouse and byre.

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