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Cow House at Glan Ithon

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanyre, Powys

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Latitude: 52.2647 / 52°15'52"N

Longitude: -3.3809 / 3°22'51"W

OS Eastings: 305857

OS Northings: 263845

OS Grid: SO058638

Mapcode National: GBR 9P.ZJ81

Mapcode Global: VH69F.CB0Q

Entry Name: Cow House at Glan Ithon

Listing Date: 18 June 1999

Last Amended: 15 November 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21879

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Below and to the SW of the main farmstead.

County: Powys

Community: Llanyre (LlanllÅ·r)

Community: Llanyre

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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Probably mid C19, but re-using some timberwork from earlier buildings. The S gable end has been rebuilt in blockwork.


A lofted cow house of rubble stone with weather-boarded front over timber framing, and corrugated asbestos-cement roof with deeply overhanging eaves to the gables. The front has 5 boarded doors to weatherboarded front, and a similar loft door. The N gable end has a loading door at loft level, and a doorway in a rear outshut housing a calf shed.


The interior has mostly C19 timberwork, but some has re-used earlier timbers, for example in the rear calf shed. The cow house accommodates 24 cows and 2 calf sheds. Wooden stalls, partitions, tethering poles and chains are all retained. The floor is flagged and cobbled.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a well-preserved C19 farm building, in which the original wooden stalls are an extremely rare survival, and as part of a strong farm group with the house and attached buildings.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Glan Ithon, including attached farm buildings
    Approximately 2km NE of Llanyre, reached by drive on the SE side of a minor road between Llanyre and Crossgates.
  • II Cwm Farmhouse
    Approximately 0.9km NE of Llanyre, reached by a minor road on the N side of the A4081 from Llanyre to Llandrindod Wells.
  • II Barn at Cwm Farm
    On the S side of the farmhouse.
  • II Milestone on A483
    Approximately 2.1km SW of the main road junction in Crossgates.
  • II* Church of St Michael
    In a round churchyard on the E side of a minor road approximately 2km N of Llanyre.
  • II Cae-Bach Farmhouse
    At the end of a short lane north off Brookland Road just beyond Caebach Chapel. Facing east with land falling away steeply on three sides.
  • II Cae-Bach Chapel
    Reached by a short lane north off Brookland Road leading to Caebach. Chapel set back to the west of this lane at the end of a gated pathway with small graveyard to the front. The ground falls away s

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