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Llys Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfechain, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7769 / 52°46'36"N

Longitude: -3.2182 / 3°13'5"W

OS Eastings: 317920

OS Northings: 320620

OS Grid: SJ179206

Mapcode National: GBR 6W.Y4RP

Mapcode Global: WH792.JGQH

Entry Name: Llys Farmhouse

Listing Date: 28 January 2004

Last Amended: 28 January 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82424

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: At east side of a minor road about ¾ km west of the village of Llanfechain.

County: Powys

Community: Llanfechain

Community: Llanfechain

Locality: Bodynfoel

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Early/mid C19, replacing an earlier farmhouse (which survives as a storage building to the rear).


A tall and wide but shallow four-unit 2½-storey farmhouse in uncoursed local shaley slate masonry, facing south with its rear to the farmyard. There is a rear wing at the east side of the north elevation. Slate roof with stone end-chimney at left, stone chimney at right hip. Tile ridge. Brick segmental arches to the upper windows, stone segmental arches to the lower windows.

The front is designed in a manner not untypical for its period, as a three-window symmetrical composition with an additional bay; in this case the additional bay is to the right. The door is central to the three-window composition, and is four-panelled, semi-glazed, and has a pediment enclosing interlacing bars. The window above the door is of 16 panes and of hornless sash type. The other openings are tripartite with 12-pane hornless sash windows centrally. The only alteration of the original elevation is the addition of a modern door in the right bay. Two large windows in the right return elevation, restored, with recently inserted adjacent small windows. At the rear there is a tall staircase-window and there are small-pane attic windows (there being no attic fenestration at the front or ends).


Symmetrical plan with central hall and stairs.

Reasons for Listing

A fine farmhouse of late Regency or early Victorian appearance with high storeys and large windows which has retained its character well.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Llys Old Farmhouse and Outbuildings Range
    At south side of Llys farmyard, at the rear of the farmhouse.
  • II Old Barn at Hendre, Bodynfoel
    At south side of the farm track leading from the north-east past Hendre to Bodynfoel Hall; about 150 m north-east of the Hall.
  • II Bodynfoel and Tanrhiw Farmhouses
    Reached by a farm track to the north-east side of a minor road, about 1 km north-west of the village of Llanfechain.
  • II Bodynfoel Hall
    In private grounds reached by a track from a minor road about 1 km west of the village of Llanfechain.
  • II Old Rectory
    To south of a minor road north of the River Cain, about 200 m west of Llanfechain Bridge.
  • II The Mount
    At north side of the B4393 to the east of Llanfechain village, at the foot of the Mount Motte and Bailey.
  • II Cain Villa
    At the south side of the road leaving Llanfechain to the north-east.
  • II Old Talbot Inn
    At east side of road to the north side of Llanfechain Bridge.

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