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Aithnen Farmhouse with Attached Outbildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfechain, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7897 / 52°47'22"N

Longitude: -3.1871 / 3°11'13"W

OS Eastings: 320045

OS Northings: 322009

OS Grid: SJ200220

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.X6BJ

Mapcode Global: WH793.04MN

Entry Name: Aithnen Farmhouse with Attached Outbildings

Listing Date: 28 January 2004

Last Amended: 28 January 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82417

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: To west side of a minor road (Ystryd y Ceunant) about 2 km north-east of Llanfechain village.

County: Powys

Community: Llanfechain

Community: Llanfechain

Locality: Aithnen

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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A C17/18 lobby-entrance house encased or rebuilt in the early C20 with stone or brick walls. Attached range of C19 outbuildings. Otherwise known as Aithnen Isaf. One of a group of farms in this locality linked by the name Aithnen, all formerly occupied by members of the Davies family.


The house stands on ground raised above the farmyard, with a walled forecourt. It is of two storeys, and retains its three-unit arrangement with the right unit slightly advancing. Roughcast with slate roof and tile ridge; brick chimney stacks in mid and right end positions. Four- and six-pane horned sash windows above; below are a casement window, a six-pane sash window, and a three-light irregular window with central casement. Open-fronted porch in the angle of the main range and the forward unit at right; secondary boarded door in the right unit. Lean-to additions at rear.

To left, in line but with a slightly lower roof level, is an agricultural range in local grey/brown uncoursed stonework with four boarded doors in brick-arched openings and two loft hatches above. Slate roof. Ramp in front rises from the farmyard to the forecourt of the house.


Interior not seen.

Reasons for Listing

A fine example of a vernacular group consisting of a farmhouse with an attached farm buildings range, an arrangement frequently seen locally; the farm buildings range unaltered but the house now having the architectural character given to it by its unpretentious modernisation in the C19.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Aithnen Canol Farmhouse
    At east side of a minor road (Ystryd y Ceunant), 2 km north-east of Llangedwyn village.
  • II Ty-newydd Farmhouse
    Reached by a farm track to the west of Ystrad y Ceunant, 1½ km north-east of Llanfechain village.
  • II Barn at Pentre-isaf
    Reached up a farm track off a by-road running north-east from Llanfechain. Aligned N/S, built into the slope and at right angles to the later farmhouse.
  • II Pentre-isaf Farmhouse
    Reached up a farm track off a by-road running north-east from Llanfechain. Faces south at right angles to the barn.
  • II Ty Bain
    To north-west side of a minor road (Ystrad y Ceunant) about 1½ km north-east of Llanfechain village.
  • II Ty-bach at Sycamore Cottage
    To south side of Sycamore cottage, in adjacent field.
  • II Sycamore Cottage
    To south side of an unclassified lane from Llanerchemrys to Bwlchyddar; built facing east on a platform site close to a small hilltop; small enclosed garden at front, agricultural range at right.
  • II Outbuilding at Sycamore Cottage
    At north side of Sycamore Cottage.

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