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Berthglyd Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantilio Crossenny, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8546 / 51°51'16"N

Longitude: -2.8916 / 2°53'29"W

OS Eastings: 338685

OS Northings: 217715

OS Grid: SO386177

Mapcode National: GBR FB.TCCS

Mapcode Global: VH792.TNN2

Entry Name: Berthglyd Farm

Listing Date: 27 October 2000

Last Amended: 27 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24296

Location: Approximately 2km E of Llanvetherine, at end of a long farm track that runs NW off minor road opposite former school at Brynderi.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Llantilio Crossenny (Llandeilo Gresynni)

Community: Llantilio Crossenny

Locality: Brynderi

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Berthglyd contains cruck trusses of a probably early C16 2-bay hall-house. Probably in early C17, a floor was inserted in the open hall of this medieval house, and a large two-storey addition added to E. The house was subsequently reconstructed in the C18, and there have been more recent alterations and repairs during late C20 restoration work.


Farmhouse comprises C16 one-and-a-half storey former hall-house and large attached two-storey block in irregular linear range. N elevation is thinly coursed rubble stone, S front is random rubble. Slate roofs, with composition tile roof to S of addition; stone end-stacks. Window openings have timber lintels and stone sills. S garden front has one-and-a-half storey house to left. On ground floor (left) is small C20 conservatory which encloses a boarded door, and (right) a 2 2 2 pane casement window. Set back slightly to right, is two- storey range. On first floor are three 3 3 3 casements, and on ground floor (r to l) a similar corresponding window, and a boarded door flanked on each side by small 2-pane windows. N elevation of one-and-a-half storey house has attic gabled dormers with C20 2-pane windows. On ground floor are two 2 2 2 pane casements. To right is small lean-to outshut with 2-pane window. Later range (to left) has, on first floor, a C20 2 2 pane window (right), and on ground floor, a 3 3 3 casement (left) and a 3 3 3 3 casement (right). Basement has off-centre doorway with segmental arch of stone voussoirs. Boarded door with rectangular boarded overlight. E gable has blocked window opening on ground floor and 2 2 casement to cellar below. W gable first floor, a 2 2 casement, and on ground floor, small outshut with slate roof (left) and 2 2 2 casement (right).


Ground floor of one-and-a-half storey house (present kitchen) has chamfered ceiling beams with hollow and fillet (Wern-hir) stops; and very deep, chamfered, oak fireplace lintel with straight cut stops. Attic room (above) has well-preserved centre ‘open' cruck truss of former hall-house. Truss has saddle at apex, collar, cruck spurs and blade trenched for two purlins. Ground-floor of two-storey range has two-unit plan. Larger of two rooms has fireplace with monolithic stone jambs and deep oak lintel with carved pointed-arched recess (salt-box) on right.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a vernacular house displaying interesting development sequence, as a C16 hall house was retained in successive enlargement. The original hall-house retains C16 cruck-truss, and the additions retain C17 layout and some detail.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Old School House
    Approximately 3km N of Llantilio Crossenny. The old school House lies some 100m NE of the former schoolroom of Powell's Free School.
  • II Barn at Upper Trerew
    Approximately 2km E of Llanvetherine, opposite the farmhouse on gently sloping ground at the end of a short farm track that runs E off the minor road from White Castle to the B4521.
  • II Upper Trerew Farmhouse (aka Little Trerhiw)
    Approximately 2km E of Llanvetherine, on gently sloping ground at the end of a short farm track that runs E off the minor road from White Castle to the B4521.
  • II Wane House at Upper Trerew
    Approximately 2km E of Llanvetherine, on gently sloping ground at the end of a short farm track that runs E off the minor road from White Castle to the B4521. The Wane house borders the farmyard to W
  • II* Barn at Croft Farm
    Approximately 1 km N of White Castle, on the W side of the minor road which runs between White Castle and the B4521.
  • II* Brynderi House
    Approximately 2km N of Llantilio Crossenny, set in landscaped grounds approached along a short entrance drive that runs S off the minor road from White Castle to Cross Ash.
  • II* Corn Barn with attached Stable and Lofted Cider House at Great Tre-Rhew
    Some 10m NE of the farmhouse at Great Tre-rhew.
  • II The Pant
    Approximately 4km N of Llantilio Crossenny, built on sloping ground on S side of minor road, some 300m E of fork at Hill House on B 4521.

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