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Glanhafan-fawr farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Pen-y-Bont-Fawr (Pen-y-bont-fawr), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.821 / 52°49'15"N

Longitude: -3.3767 / 3°22'36"W

OS Eastings: 307323

OS Northings: 325722

OS Grid: SJ073257

Mapcode National: GBR 6P.V88G

Mapcode Global: WH78T.3C95

Plus Code: 9C4RRJCF+C8

Entry Name: Glanhafan-fawr farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 May 2003

Last Amended: 23 May 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81223

Location: At the rear of a farmyard at the east side of the Tanat Valley, reached by the B4391; about 2 km north-west of the village of Penybontfawr. Front garden with low wall.

County: Powys

Community: Pen-y-Bont-Fawr (Pen-y-bont-fawr)

Community: Pen-y-bont-Fawr

Locality: Tanat valley

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

A house consisting of a C19 front range with a rear wing and a side extension to the latter. The rear wing is the earlier farmhouse, perhaps of c.1600, which appears to have been originally timber-framed and with crucks. As integrated into the later farmhouse this rear part has been rebuilt in stone.

Crucks thought to have come from this house survive in an adjacent farm building. A spere partition at Pentrehobin near Mold is also thought to have come from here.

Exterior

The front range of Glanhafan-fawr is of two storeys and four windows, designed as a three-window symmetrical part to the right with end chimneys plus an additional contemporary bay to the left, also with an end chimney. The front stonework (and that of the left gable wall) is well-dressed quasi-coursed slate, in contrast to which the other sides (and the rear premises) are in a more rubbly character of stone. Slate roof to the front range with tile ridge and greyish yellow brick chimneys; the rear roof slope Turnerised. Square windows of casement type, each of two lights, with small panes, cambered brick head arches (including the upper windows), slate sills. panelled door in brick porch with slate roof. Small stone lean-to at rear to west (in addition to the main rear wing), small red-brick lean-to at west side. Small excrescence where the front range is added to the rear wing at the east side, with two small windows.

The rear wing extending north is the earliest part of the house, rebuilt in rubbly slate masonry. Scar of a possible missing chimney seen near middle of roof; another chimney survives at north gable. In the east side wall are two ground storey windows with cambered stone heads and three upper windows against the eaves. The pair to the right retain mullions and transoms. Small upper window on the west side and a covered entrance to the house.

The side wing secondary to the earliest part is on the west side, with a rendered west gable and small C19 brick end chimney stack. Modern ground storey window to the north, mullion and transom window above against eaves. Moderate roof overhang.

Interior

Interior not seen at resurvey, but is said to retain a winding staircase to the side of the end-chimney of the north wing.

Reasons for Listing

A substantial farmhouse combining an early part and a good C19 front range, the character of which has been well preserved.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Barn at Glanhafan-fawr
    To south of the house at Glanhafan-fawr.
  • II* Llwyn-onn, Tanat Valley
    To the north side of the Afon Tanat, about 2 km east of the village of Llangynog. The upper part of the house is sunk in a hollow and the lower part of the house is built on a raised platform.
  • II Bryn Glas
    To south side of the B4391, about 1 km east of the village of Llangynog. Small yard and farm range at rear.
  • II Farmhouse with attached Cruck Barn at Peniarth-uchaf
    In the farmyard of Peniarth-uchaf, reached by a minor road and a farm lane about 1 km west of the village of Penybontfawr.
  • II Cwmwr-uchaf
    About 2km W of Penybontfawr, to N of B4396.
  • II Barn Range at Cwmwr-uchaf
    Approximately 50 m to east of Cwmwr-uchaf farmhouse, about 2km W of Pen-y-bont-fawr, to N of B4396.
  • II Plas-newydd (former vicarage)
    50 m west of the parish church of St Thomas, in private grounds with low stone wall to front; former stables to rear.
  • II Ty'n-y-caeau
    Reached by a farm track south from the B4391, about 300 m west of Pont Farrog, Penybontfawr.

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