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A Grade II Listed Building in Crumlin, Caerphilly

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Latitude: 51.6754 / 51°40'31"N

Longitude: -3.1641 / 3°9'50"W

OS Eastings: 319605

OS Northings: 198041

OS Grid: ST196980

Mapcode National: GBR HY.5QTN

Mapcode Global: VH6DG.35N0

Entry Name: Pentref-y-Groes

Listing Date: 29 January 1999

Last Amended: 29 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21265

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The most westerly of a group of 3 former farmsteads joined by a track on the hillside above Cwm Dows S of Croespenmaen, now bordered by an industrial estate and reached via a track skirting this.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Crumlin (Crymlyn)

Community: Crumlin

Locality: Croespenmaen

Built-Up Area: Blackwood

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Probably early C17. Originally the living unit was on the uphill side and the byre downhill, probably separated by a cross passage, the former later extending into the latter. Further extended probably C19 and some alterations made 1920s.


Small farmhouse of limewashed stone rubble with replaced tile roof with skylights and replaced ridge stacks; former lower byre range with later unit, possibly a stable, now incorporated into house. 2 storeys. Front entrance is masked by later lean-to but has a wide doorway with deep timber lintel; two original window openings with stone sills to left, one to stairs, large inserted window to right. To rear is a lean-to porch outshut to cross passage doorway; similar windows to rear right under hoods.; former granary steps to end unit left.


Interior retains the main room with chamfered and stopped beams and close set chamfered and stopped joists, open fireplace, winding staircase beside, and a fine post and panel screen with 4-centred arched openings to each side; arched doorway also to former cross passage.

Reasons for Listing

Listed primarily for the rare survival almost intact of its main room with fine timberwork. Group value with the nearby barn.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Barn and byre range at Pen-y-groes 3
    Parallel and close to the rear of the farmhouse.
  • II Penrhiwlas
    In the hilltop hamlet of Croespenmaen on the E side of the old lane which leads down into Crumlin.
  • II Former Barn at Croespenmaen
    In the hilltop community of Croespenmaen just S of the crossroads with the A 4251.
  • II Cyncoed Farm Cottage
    On the hillside, the E slope of Cwm Philkins, reached by a lane leading S from Oakdale village and a short farm track.
  • II Pentwyn-isaf
    On the hillside on the W slope of Cwm Dows, in NW part of the community, reached by a farm track from Field's Park Road,
  • II The Oakdale Public House
    In the centre of Oakdale village, fronting the green on the SE side.
  • II Crumlin Old Farmhouse and abutting barn
    Situated on the N slope of Cwm Kendon between Crumlin and Croespenmaen and reached by a long track from the Trinant road.
  • II Oakdale Hospital
    Set back from the main thoroughfare, on corner with Pen Rhiw Avenue. Stands on terrace with stone with steps to the three front entrances.

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