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Pantycolly including attached byre range

A Grade II* Listed Building in Erwood, Powys

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Latitude: 52.056 / 52°3'21"N

Longitude: -3.3589 / 3°21'32"W

OS Eastings: 306921

OS Northings: 240608

OS Grid: SO069406

Mapcode National: GBR YQ.DPGJ

Mapcode Global: VH6BD.QLM6

Entry Name: Pantycolly including attached byre range

Listing Date: 3 August 2001

Last Amended: 3 August 2001

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25663

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated some 5 km SW of Crickadarn, the last farm on the lane on the far side of Cefn Llwydallt moorland.

County: Powys

Town: Builth Wells

Community: Erwood (Errwd)

Community: Erwood

Locality: Crickadarn

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Farmhouse, C15 open-hall house in origin, floored in C17, raised and altered in C19. Marked on the Crickadarn Tithe map of 1842 as a farm of 93 acres (37.64 hectares) owned by Venables Powell and occupied by Thomas Profser.


Farmhouse, whitewashed rubble stone with imitation slate roof and brick right end stack, left stack removed. Two-storey, two-window range offset to left, with 6-pane windows and brick sills, the lower windows with stone voussoirs to heads. Glazing is C20 with top-hung top-lights. Base of cruck truss visible in wall between windows. Right end wall has external chimney breast. Left end shows signs of an earlier steeper roof pitch.
Attached to right is byre with wing attached at right angles. Corrugated iron roofs, door to extreme left giving access to end wall door into house. Wing projects with door and cross-window in side wall and end wall, large bulge of masonry, possibly an oven, at ground floor and blocked loft entry. One window in rear wall. Byre beyond the wing has two doors and a loft light in end gable.
Rear of house has 2-window range, 6-pane windows. Rear of byre has straight joint to house, casement pair with timber lintel, C20 window and narrow window.


Main house has end-entry, two-room plan. Ground floor fireplace to S. C19 stair and boarded partitions to first floor. Loft shows central C15 fine decorated cruck truss with cambered collar and raked struts, cusped to give a quatrefoil and two trefoils (similar to porch of Crickadarn church).
Upper end of byre, now entry to house has 2 big chamfered beams and square joists, and 2-bay triple-purlin roof with a collar truss visible, the next to byre boarded over. Wing at right angles has 2 very low beams, one half way and one at end and 2 trusses with thin collars. Byre separated by brick wall has 2 massive beams, a timber-framed partition above first beam. Thin truss with pegged collar over second. A third beam is added.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* for survival of fine late medieval cruck truss in centre of house.

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