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Talwrn Bach

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfechain, Powys

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Latitude: 52.76 / 52°45'36"N

Longitude: -3.2276 / 3°13'39"W

OS Eastings: 317258

OS Northings: 318752

OS Grid: SJ172187

Mapcode National: GBR 6W.Z2H9

Mapcode Global: WH792.DW9G

Entry Name: Talwrn Bach

Listing Date: 28 January 2004

Last Amended: 28 January 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82435

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Reached by a short track to east of the B4383.

County: Powys

Community: Llanfechain

Community: Llanfechain

Locality: Talwrn

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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A late mediaeval hall-house on a flat site, converted to storeyed form and to lobby-entrance plan type with a central chimney; the alterations probably dating from 1640 (date carved on the tie-beam over the dormer window). The house appears to have been extended to the east by one bay, and has a lean-to on the north side, in brickwork.


A timber framed house exposing its external framing on the south side and to a small extent on the north side. The main wall is of plain square framing three panels high. Large timber-framed porch at the south side opposite the middle chimney. Large dormer near the left embracing two windows, with decorative curved corner braces consistent with the date 1640 which is carved on the tie beam. Dormer windows and six lower windows fitted into the original panelling. The timber framing is painted black and white. Brickwork gable walls and rear lean-to extension, also painted white.

Slate roofs (artificial slates at rear of main range); brickwork mid and end chimney stacks, unpainted. Flat-roofed dormer and modern windows at rear.


Interior not inspected. Said to retain evidence of a dais canopy, post-and panel partitioning and fireplace timber framing.

Reasons for Listing

A mediaeval hall house of exceptional character with C17 adaptations, displaying its timber framing on the south side and retaining interior features of interest.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bryn-Derwen Hall
    Located in its own parkland, off the A.490 main Bwlch-y-cibau to Llanfyllin road, on an eminence with views to the NE and SE.
  • II Bryn-Derwen Lodge
    Located behind the entrance to the driveway to Bryn-derwen Hall.
  • II Ty-Coch Talwrn
    About one mile south-west of Llanfechain, on flat site reached by the B4393 and a short farm track through fields.
  • II Stables & Coach House at Bryngwyn Hall
    Bryngwyn Hall is set in its own landscaped gardens on the N side of Bwlch-y-cibau. The stables and coach-house are immediately downhill to the N of the main house.
  • II Barn & Cartshed Range at Greet Hall
    To R of farmhouse.
  • II* Bryngwyn Hall
    Situated in its own landscaped park, on the northern side of Bwlch-y-cibau.
  • II Green Hall
    Approximately 600m N of A 490, reached via drive with entrance approximately 500m W of junction of A 490 and B 4393. Set above road level behind small railed forecourt wall.
  • II Pentre
    Reached by a track to west of a minor road about 1½ km south-west of the village of Llanfechain.

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