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Pencraig

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangynog, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8328 / 52°49'58"N

Longitude: -3.4195 / 3°25'10"W

OS Eastings: 304465

OS Northings: 327086

OS Grid: SJ044270

Mapcode National: GBR 6M.TPVC

Mapcode Global: WH78S.F2W4

Entry Name: Pencraig

Listing Date: 23 May 2003

Last Amended: 23 May 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81057

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: To west of the Bala road about 1 km north-west of the village of Llangynog, reached by a farm track.

County: Powys

Community: Llangynog (LLangynog)

Community: Llangynog

Locality: Cwm Rhiweirth

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Probably early C19. The farm is noted in the Tithe Survey (1839) as owned and occupied by Edward Edwards with about 21 acres.

Pencraig consisted at first of a farmhouse with a detached farm range at right angles at the rear; the house was then enlarged by the addition of a stable at the right end and (early C20) a rear range linking it to the farm range.

Exterior

A two-storey, two-window farmhouse in local uncoursed slate masonry with slate roof and tile ridge. The house faces downhill to the south-west. Four-pane small upper timber windows against the eaves, with pivoting lights; larger four-pane sash windows aligned below. Slate sills and lintels. At centre is an open-fronted porch formed with large slate flagstones at sides and top. Modern semi-glazed door. End-chimneys (before the addition of the stable). Stable in similar materials, with boarded short door at front with timber lintel; loft hatch at rear.

The rear farm range consists of a byre at rear and a hay barn closer to the house. Uncoursed slate masonry; sheeted roof to the byre, slates with tile ridge to the barn. The byre has a short door with timber lintel and a large steel window. The barn has a short door with concrete lintel and two high-level holes without frames or shutters.

The early C20 linking range extends for the full length of the rear of the original house, and fits into the narrow gap between the house and the farm range. Similar materials. The rear, facing a small walled yard, has two windows above and below, with stone lintels and sills. Boarded doors above and below adjacent to the farm range. This range is also fenestrated on its north west gable, where it has windows above and below including a lower sill extending out with a large drainage groove from the sink.

Interior

Two unit interior with kitchen range in main room to left. Chamfered beams.

Reasons for Listing

A late vernacular farmhouse with integral farm range, which has retained its character; forming a good example of a small upland farmstead.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Nant-yr-henglawdd farm range
    At front of Nant-yr-henglawdd farmhouse, parallel to the road.
  • II Nant-yr-henglawdd farmhouse
    At west side of the Cwm Rhiweirth road, 1 km north-west of the villagre of Llangynog.
  • II Gwalia
    In School Terrace, Llangynog
  • II Church of St Cynog
    At centre of the village of Llangynog at edge of the river floodplain, in a raised churchyard enclosed by a tall wall with steps and iron gates to the south. Tablet of 1791 in wall at north of churchy
  • II Llechwedd-y-garth
    At the north-east side of Cwm Pennant, 1 km east of St Melangell's church. Long private drive to house from Llangynog.
  • II Llangynog Bridge
    To south of the village of Llangynog, carrying the B4391 aross the Afon Tanat.

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