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Barn and stable range at Newton

A Grade II Listed Building in Talybont-on-Usk, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9124 / 51°54'44"N

Longitude: -3.2866 / 3°17'11"W

OS Eastings: 311599

OS Northings: 224542

OS Grid: SO115245

Mapcode National: GBR YT.PPDQ

Mapcode Global: VH6C6.Z6D9

Entry Name: Barn and stable range at Newton

Listing Date: 17 December 1998

Last Amended: 17 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21145

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Forming the E side of the farmyard, opposite the house.

County: Powys

Community: Talybont-on-Usk (Tal-y-bont ar Wysg)

Community: Talybont-on-Usk

Locality: Llansantffraed

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Associated with C17 home of the Vaughan family of Tretower and birthplace of Thomas Vaughan, philosopher and chemist, and Henry Vaughan, metaphysical poet. This range probably mostly C19.


Small barn partly incorporated into adjacent cowshed and attached stable aligned roughly N/S. Of stone rubble partly limewashed partly roughcast with mostly Welsh slate roof, some corrugated. Barn has ventilation slits to side and triangular ventilator in gable end, remodelled door. Lower roofed attached cowshed with stone rear wall has chamfered wooden posts to front. Outward facing side of attached stable has square headed stable doors and stable windows with timber lintels, brick sills; elevation facing house has a catslide roof over outshut with small rectangular windows; gable end has a pitching door above a recessed ground floor doorway.


Barn interior has stone threshing floor. Roof trusses with struts are partly bolted partly pegged with 3 rows of trenched purlins. Sharp arrises to the ventilators.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Newton Farmhouse.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Newton Farmhouse
    Midway between Llansantffraed and Scethrog on rising ground just NE of the main road between Abergavenny and Brecon and reached by a short track.
  • II The Old Rectory
    By the main road between Brecon and Abergavenny, NW of Llansantffraed church, on the banks of the River Usk.
  • II Paragon Tower
    High on the mountainside of Allt-yr-Esgair E of Newton. Reached by track from Tal-y-bryn to E.
  • II Gilestone
    On low lying ground in the Usk Valley, N of Talybont village, reached by a long farmtrack across fields from the road E, or a less used track across the canal to S.
  • II Yr Hen Bersondy (also known as The Old Rectory)
    On the E border of the hamlet of Scethrog, reached by a lane to rear, on rising ground above the River Usk.
  • II* Scethrog House
    In the hamlet of Scethrog, on sloping ground above the River Usk and N of the A40.
  • II Llansantffraed House
    In a dominating position adjacent to Llansantffraed church, above the main road between Abergavenny and Brecon, overlooking the River Usk.
  • II Cross Oak Bridge (Canal Bridge No.147)
    Just E of Lower Cross Oak and adjacent to Canal Cottages.

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