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A Grade II Listed Building in Llangynidr, Powys

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Latitude: 51.8692 / 51°52'9"N

Longitude: -3.2014 / 3°12'4"W

OS Eastings: 317380

OS Northings: 219644

OS Grid: SO173196

Mapcode National: GBR YY.SDJM

Mapcode Global: VH6CG.G8FW

Entry Name: Dyfnant

Listing Date: 28 August 1998

Last Amended: 28 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20376

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: On N side of Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal approximately 1.9km E of Llangynidr church.

County: Powys

Community: Llangynidr

Community: Llangynidr

Locality: Cyffredyn

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Late C18 stable with added cart shed, of which a tie beam has a rough inscription which possibly reads 1794. It might be the only surviving building of a farm cleared to cut the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal 1797-99. Its location on the canal towpath may signify use of the building in the conveyance of crops to nearby farms. The building became part of the Glanusk Estate in the C19. Used as a cow shed in recent times.


Stable and cart shed of rubble sandstone with stone tile roof. A butt joint separates the 2 units. Stable to S has gable end to towpath and faces E. It has a doorway to L and opening to R under segmental heads. Cart shed to R has 2 wide doorways with flattened elliptical arches and projecting keystones, and 2 openings above with segmental heads. Pitching eye in L gable end. Stone steps against R gable end lead to loft doorway, above which is an opening similar to front with sill and wooden louvres.


Both units have lofts carried on cross-beams, and have roofs with tie beams and collar beams. The dividing wall has a pitching eye similar to S gable end.

Reasons for Listing

A fine example of a Breconshire farm building retaining its original form and detail, and an important element in the character of the canal side.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Dyfnant Bridge (Canal Bridge No 125)
    Located on the W edge of the community, the bridge carries a tarmaced driveway over the canal from the B4558 road to Dyfnant stables in Llangynidr community.
  • II Gliffaes Lodge
    On N side of entrance to Gliffaes, immediately W of main gates.
  • II Gates and gatepiers at entrance to Gliffaes
    At entrance of private drive to Gliffaes, on S side of a minor road to S of Myarth hill.
  • II South Terrace at Gliffaes
    On the S side of Gliffaes above a steep embankment to the River Usk
  • II Gliffaes
    On N bank of River Usk and reached by private drive S of a minor road on S side of Myarth Hill.
  • II Dipping Pool and Steps at Gliffaes
    On N side of courtyard outside main entrance to Gliffaes.
  • II Barn immediately to N of Pen-y-Bryn farmhouse
    Located 300m off a narrow lane which rises as it leads southwards from the Usk valley and B4558 road. The barn forms the NE corner of the farmyard, to the N of the house.
  • II Pen-y-Bryn
    300m N of a narrow lane which rises from the Usk valley and the B4558. Stone walls bound the gardens. In the yard is a stone mounting block. To the N of the house is the threshing barn, to the W of

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