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Old House at Cornel, including attached agricultural ranges

A Grade II Listed Building in Nantmel, Powys

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Latitude: 52.2613 / 52°15'40"N

Longitude: -3.4931 / 3°29'35"W

OS Eastings: 298189

OS Northings: 263615

OS Grid: SN981636

Mapcode National: GBR 9K.ZLM4

Mapcode Global: VH5CX.DFPC

Entry Name: Old House at Cornel, including attached agricultural ranges

Listing Date: 2 July 2002

Last Amended: 28 February 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26737

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Above and to E of A470, about 1km E of Llanwrthwl. Aligned E-W to S of later house.

County: Powys

Town: Rhayader

Community: Nantmel

Community: Nantmel

Locality: Doldowlod

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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A late-medieval cruck-built hall house (the dais-end cruck truss is said to survive). It was rebuilt as a storeyed house with end-chimney lobby-entry plan in the C17. An in-line agricultural range incorporates a re-used cruck. To the rear, L-plan agricultural ranges are C19 and are shown on the 1889 Ordnance Survey.


A 1½-storey house of rubble stone with slate roof half-hipped to the R and brick stack. The entrance is L of centre in a lean-to weatherboarded porch. To its R are two 2-light metal-framed windows and a gabled dormer with 2-light casement. To the L of the entrance part of the cow house, under a stone-tile roof, has been converted for domestic use. It has a large metal-framed window under a wooden lintel and a 2-light gabled dormer. The cow house continues to the L under a corrugated-iron roof, and has a wide full-height opening with doorway to its R. In the R end wall of the house is a small pantry window.

To the rear (S) is a short linking wall to the farm ranges, comprising a barn on the W side of rubble stone with corrugated-iron roof, and a further range on the S side, of which only footings survive.


Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as a house of medieval origins retaining its sub-medieval character, with attached C19 agricultural ranges.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Wyeside
    Approximately 300m E of Llanwrthwl, opposite the road to Cornel Farm.
  • II Penlanole
    In its own grounds and reached by private road on the N side of the A470, approximately 1.2km SE of Llanwrthwl.
  • II Ashfield Farmhouse
    Reached by farm road on the E side of the A470 and approximately 0.7km NE of Llanwrthwl.
  • II Stable at Ashfield Farm
    On the W side of the farmhouse.
  • II Talwrnmaenog Farmhouse
    Approximately 0.5km SW of Llanwrthwl church and reached by farm road on the S side of the churchyard.
  • II Milestone on A470
    Approximately 600m N of Llanwrthwl.
  • II Careg-yn-fol Farmhouse
    Approximately 2km SE of Llanwrthwl church and reached by farm road at the end of a minor road from the village.
  • II No.3 Argoed Cottages
    Set back from the road opposite Argoed Mill Gallery. No 3 is the NW end of the row.

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