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Llewyn-y-Celyn Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantilio Crossenny, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.7985 / 51°47'54"N

Longitude: -2.877 / 2°52'37"W

OS Eastings: 339621

OS Northings: 211461

OS Grid: SO396114

Mapcode National: GBR FC.XWJ3

Mapcode Global: VH79H.22X2

Entry Name: Llewyn-y-Celyn Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 October 2000

Last Amended: 27 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24323

Location: Approximately 3 km S of Llantilio Crossenny, at end of a long farm track which runs E off the minor road from Wernrheolydd to Millbrook.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Raglan

Community: Llantilio Crossenny (Llandeilo Gresynni)

Community: Llantilio Crossenny

Locality: Penrhos

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Medieval cruck-framed hall-house, modified in the late C16 when the walls were encased in stone, the roof raised and an additional room added at N end to form a 3-unit with cross-passage farmhouse. One of the cross passage doorways has now been blocked, and a C20 brick extension added at N gable.


Two-storey farmhouse. Painted rubble stone. Slate roof has C20 brick chimneystacks: one off-centre ridge stack and one at S gable. W front is irregular. Stone encasing wall of former medieval hall-house breaks forward slightly (to right). First floor has (l to r) a 3 3 pane casement window, and two square window openings with 2 2 pane casements. Ground-floor entrance doorway (off-centre, left) has chamfered, oak door-frame with Tudor-arched head and 20 boarded door. To left is a 2 2 casement with stone sill; to right, a C17 4-light ovolo mullion with inserted 3 3 3 3 pane casements and a similar, smaller 3-light window. Attached to N gable, C20 single-storey brick extension has gabled roof with composition slates and C20 metal windows. Garden elevation is irregular with walls of painted render. First floor has three 2 2 pane casements with flat heads and stone sills; and ground floor, similar windows to left and right, and two 2 2 casements with segmentally arched heads and stone sills in centre. Extension (to right) has small 2-pane window and larger 2 2 2 2 pane casement.


Entrance at former service end has C20 straight stair opposite entry. Mortices in headbeam mark position of former cross passage partition, which had doorways at each end opening into small service rooms. To left of entry, gable wall has Tudor arched doorway, presumably relocated when cross passage was blocked. To right of entry, a C20 boarded door leads into former hall. Ceiling beams and joists are chamfered with hollow and fillet (Wern-hir) stops. Former fireplace stair to right of C20 fireplace (now blocked).Transverse post and panel partition with Tudor arched doorway separates hall from parlour, which has a chamfered ceiling beam with straight-cut stops.

Reasons for Listing

Small C16 farmhouse with earlier origins, retaining original detail of high quality, including fine C17 post and panel partition.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Llwyn-y-gaer House
    About 1.6km NW of the church of St Mary, off the W side of a minor road between Tregare and Llantilio Crossenny
  • II* High House
    Approximately 3km SE of Llantilio Crossenny, at the end of a short drive which runs N off the minor road, some 500m SE of Croes-y-gareg.
  • II Cross outside RC Church, Llanarth Court
    Situated immediately N of the RC church at Llanarth Court.
  • II* Roman Catholic Church of St Mary and St Michael
    Situated immediately N of Llanarth Court, between the mansion and the former stable block.
  • II Pentre Derwen
    Situated in Greatoak village, set back from road on E side of T-junction.
  • II* Llanarth Court
    Situated in landscaped park SE of Llanarth, entered by driveway under lodge at Pit 1 km SSW of Llanarth.
  • II Telephone Call-box (01291 690495)
    Set in Greatoak village, on E side of road S of Pentre Derwen, 1914 block of estate houses.
  • II 9 Great Oak
    At the north end of the hamlet, in the SW angle of the junction of the lane leading N-S through the hamlet with the lane that skirts the south side of the Llanarth parkland.

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