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Aithnen Farmhouse with Attached Outbildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfechain, Powys

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Coordinates

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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History

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.

Exterior

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

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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