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Barn range at Maes Mawr

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

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Latitude: 51.8951 / 51°53'42"N

Longitude: -3.2834 / 3°17'0"W

OS Eastings: 311786

OS Northings: 222618

OS Grid: SO117226

Mapcode National: GBR YT.QXW5

Mapcode Global: VH6C7.1MKK

Entry Name: Barn range at Maes Mawr

Listing Date: 17 December 1998

Last Amended: 17 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21175

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: On the opposite side of the lane from Maes Mawr farmhouse, reached off B4558.

County: Powys

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

Community: Talybont-on-Usk

Locality: Talybont on Usk

Built-Up Area: Talybont-on-Usk

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Long barn range shown on tithe map of 1841, NE wing added later. Possibly associated with C17 enlargement of the house.


Long barn range of stone rubble with corrugated roof. Main barn with deep two storey hipped roof porch to front; front extension to right under catslide roof; to left smaller extension leaving 2 rows of ventilation slits of the barn visible. Long cross wing to N with stone base, boarded on a timber frame above. Attached to left, sharing the same ridge but with a different pitch, a 2 storey range probably a byre with loft above; segmental arched openings to two floors and ventilation slits; widened entrance end left. To rear the barn shows signs of alteration including a blocked door opposite the main porch; loft openings under eaves, a few ventilation slits; unused lower double doors to right. Attached left (S) is a lower bayed range, altered and now incorporated into a large cattle shed with corrugated roof, the gable end return onto the lane with a pitching eye and doorway. Farmyard bounded by a rubble wall to lane.


Interior not inspected at the time of survey (30th September 1997).

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an unusually large barn range associated with this important sub-medieval gentry house.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Maes Mawr
    On low lying ground E of the Caerfanell river and on the E edge of the village of Talybont, reached off the B4558.
  • II Brynhyfryd
    Overlooking the canal on the E border of Talybont village and reached by a drive adjacent to the canal bridge and the limekilns.
  • II* Limekilns at Brynhyfryd
    On the S bank of the Canal, within the grounds of Brynhyfryd, on the E edge of the village of Talybont.
  • II Glynderi
    Facing the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal and Bridge No. 142 on the E side of Talybont and immediately adjacent to the limekilns at Brynhyfryd.
  • II Yr Aildy
    Fronting the Canal towpath and built into the slope, the rear facing The Travellers Rest Inn on B4558, at the SE edge of Talybont village.
  • II Former Counting House
    Set into the bank above the canal, one side fronting the mountain road the other the canal, on the SE edge of Talybont village.
  • II Pair of railway bridges over road and canal at Talybont
    In the centre of Talybont village, close to the White Hart Inn and parallel with Afon Caerfanell, carrying the disused railway line over the B4558 and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.
  • II White Hart Inn
    Occupying a prominent position in the centre of the village and backing onto the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal at a higher level; the Caerfanell River and aqueduct adjacent to W, and the former rail

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