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Barn and Former Bakehouse at Henbant Fawr

A Grade II Listed Building in The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne), Powys

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Latitude: 51.8805 / 51°52'49"N

Longitude: -3.0979 / 3°5'52"W

OS Eastings: 324522

OS Northings: 220782

OS Grid: SO245207

Mapcode National: GBR F2.RN66

Mapcode Global: VH78S.8Z3T

Entry Name: Barn and Former Bakehouse at Henbant Fawr

Listing Date: 19 November 1998

Last Amended: 19 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20865

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: On SE side of the house.

County: Powys

Community: The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne)

Community: The Vale of Grwyney

Locality: Henbant

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Probably C18, and consisting of a bakehouse with a granary above and a downhill barn. The bakehouse was later converted to a cart shed.


On a steeply sloping site with 2-storey bakehouse at the uphill end and barn stepped down at the downhill end. Of random rubble sandstone (the bakehouse painted white) and corrugated metal roofs. Facing the yard the bakehouse has a boarded door to L and an infilled former cart shed door to R into which a small fixed light is inserted. Upper L is an added window. The barn has a central wagon bay doorway with boarded doors under a renewed canopy on original brackets, and is flanked by ventilation slits. At the lower end to R is a boarded door with casement window to its R, to the former stable in a basement beneath the barn floor. In the uphill gable end the bakehouse has a doorway with a timber frame and boarded door, L of which the tall stack rises from the angle. The rear of the former bakehouse has double boarded doors under a timber lintel, and a casement above in an earlier opening. The rear of the barn has central cart passage doorway with renewed doors and sawn-off brackets of a former canopy, and ventilation slit to L. The barn gable end has 3 stepped breathers and a basement window offset to R under a dripstone and with a renewed casement.


The barn has a 5-bay tie-beam roof. The bakehouse has a fireplace with a timber lintel and a bread oven. The granary floor is carried on a single cross beam with closely-spaced joists.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with the house and former byre, which form a strong visual historic group on the hillside.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Henbant Fawr
    Prominently-sited on high ground approximately 0.6km NE of Llanbedr church at the end of a minor road.
  • II Byre at Henbant Fawr
    On SW side of the house, facing the farm yard with the barn opposite.
  • II Barn at Henbant Fach
    On E side of the house.
  • II Henbant Fach
    Approximately 0.6km NE of Llanbedr church at the end of a minor road passing Henbant Fawr.
  • II Barn at Penyrheol
    On W side of farm yard opposite house.
  • II Penyrheol including attached former byre
    Approximately 0.5km E of Llanbedr church at NE corner of a junction between minor roads to Grwyne Fechan and Henbant Fawr.
  • II Gudder
    Approximately 0.5km E of Llanbedr church set back from E side of a minor road through Grwyne Fechan.
  • II Upper Cwm Bridge
    Approximately 0.2km E of Llanbedr church, crossing the Grwyne Fechan, and reached by path from the church.

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