History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.


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

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.8969 / 51°53'48"N

Longitude: -3.0584 / 3°3'30"W

OS Eastings: 327270

OS Northings: 222570

OS Grid: SO272225

Mapcode National: GBR F4.QL0J

Mapcode Global: VH78S.YL05

Entry Name: Tyrywen

Listing Date: 19 November 1998

Last Amended: 19 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20877

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Isolated house approximately 0.6km WNW of Partrishow church and reached across fields on W side of farm road to Llwyn-y-brain.

County: Powys

Community: The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne)

Community: The Vale of Grwyney

Locality: Partrishow

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Find accommodation in
Pont Newydd


Probably a C17 hall house to which a wing was added at right angles C18 and then extended early C19.


Two-storey house consisting of a main house built into the slope and a lower wing to R built in to the bank, forming an L-plan facing a yard. Of rubble sandstone, the main house has a pronounced batter and the elevations to the yard are limewashed. The main house has a slate roof and renewed end stone stack. The wing has a stone tile roof with C19 stone stacks L of centre and to R. To the yard the main house is 1-window with casements in C19 openings. The doorway is R of centre and probably a C19 insertion. It has a C19 boarded and ribbed door and is inside an added gabled porch under a stone tile roof. The wing has a 2-window front with casements in earlier openings, and a central full-height butt joint distinguishing 2 phases of building. To R is an inserted doorway under a concrete lintel with C19 boarded and ribbed door. The R gable end has hammer-dressed quoins and a half-round projecting oven under a lean-to stone roof. The wing is single-storey at the rear and the wall has an inserted central doorway.

The gable end on the uphill side has a single upper-storey casement. The rear side wall has a casement in an original opening lower L under a drip stone (to the service room), and a small casement to centre in upper storey. (An added lean-to conservatory has a doorway to the house.) The gable end on the downhill side has a blocked stair light to R and casements to L in earlier openings, in lower storey possibly replacing the original doorway.


Not inspected at time of survey (November 1997).

Reasons for Listing

Good example of a traditional Breconshire farm house that has evolved over several centuries.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.