History in Structure

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

Ty Canol

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

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 51.8681 / 51°52'5"N

Longitude: -3.0994 / 3°5'57"W

OS Eastings: 324398

OS Northings: 219409

OS Grid: SO243194

Mapcode National: GBR F2.SFTT

Mapcode Global: VH78Z.79BR

Entry Name: Ty Canol

Listing Date: 19 November 1998

Last Amended: 19 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20890

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Approximately 1.3km NNE of Llangenny church, set back below W side of minor road on E side of Grwyne river.

County: Powys

Community: The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne)

Community: The Vale of Grwyney

Locality: Penygilfach

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Find accommodation in
Pont Newydd


Said to have been built in the 1650s and representing a significant development from earlier comparable farm houses, because the byre was not attached to the main dwelling. Otherwise, the house was built on a slope with the upper end dug into the bank, and consisted originally of a hall with 2 inner rooms and fireplace stairs, features characteristic of the district. A new wing housing the kitchen was added probably C18. Later C19 the house was improved when openings were enlarged and sash windows were inserted. Restored again early 1960s when mullioned windows were reinstated.


Two storeys with attic and consisting of a main range with a later, lower wing behind to L. Battered walls of random rubble sandstone with traces of limewash, slate roof (2 inserted skylights to front) with lately rebuilt stone stacks to L in main range and to rear of wing. The front, facing the former barn, is 2-window with modern casements in C19 openings, except a 4-light window lower R with diamond mullions, lighting the former parlour. The doorway is to L and is narrowed in stone under a C19 stone lintel. The R gable end has an attic window with diamond mullions. The L gable end has a renewed stair light with diamond mullions to L and a small stair light to attic. The rear wing has a 2-window side wall with casements under stone lintels in C19 openings and taller window lower L. Windows added to rear of main range replaced late C20.


Not inspected at time of survey (December 1997), but recorded by Jones and Smith as retaining a fireplace stair and a post-and-panel partition with a shaped door head, its jamb widened for the passage of cider barrels when the original pantry became a cider cellar.

Reasons for Listing

Good example of a mid C17 Breconshire farm house.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Byre at Penygilfach
    On NE side and facing the farm yard.
  • II Penygilfach
    Approximately 1km NE of Llangenny church and reached by a farm road.
  • II Bakehouse and Cider Cellar at Penygilfach
    On S side of house, which is situated approximately 1km NE of Llangenny.
  • II Byre and Cart Shed at Ty Llangenny
    On SE side of house facing farm yard to E.
  • II Ty Llangenny
    On N side of a junction of minor roads between Llangenny and Llanbedr, approximately 1.3km N of Llangenny church.
  • II Packhorse Bridge
    Bridge over the Grwyne Fawr approximately 0.8km NNW of Llangenny church, and reached by public footpath E of minor road between Llangenny and Llanbedr and W of Ty Draw.
  • II Bridge over Grwyne Fawr, Llanbedr
    Approximately 0.4km SE of Llanbedr church crossing the Grwyne Fechan and reached by path from the church.
  • II* Moor Park
    Set in parkland approximately 0.6km SSW of Llanbedr church, and reached by private drive W of minor road between Llanbedr and Llangenny.

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.