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Latitude: 52.7742 / 52°46'26"N
Longitude: -3.2004 / 3°12'1"W
OS Eastings: 319118
OS Northings: 320293
OS Grid: SJ191202
Mapcode National: GBR 6X.Y92R
Mapcode Global: WH792.TJ6M
Entry Name: Ty-coch
Listing Date: 28 January 2004
Last Amended: 28 January 2004
Source ID: 82438
Building Class: Domestic
Location: At south side of the B4393, just east of the turning to the centre of the village of Llanfechain.
Locality: Llanfechain village
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
A three-bay hall house probably of the C15, with crucks and a dais partition. Small later two-storey timber-framed porch at west and a much rebuilt wing at east. C17 inserted chimney and stairs. In the late C17 Ty-coch was part of the Powys estate, its rent used for the maintenance of a chaplain; it appears to have been in undetermined ownership for a period (the Tithe Survey records it in 1839 as owned and occupied by Thomas Roberts), but in the later C19 was owned by the Jesuits of Stonyhurst (Lancashire).
A three-bay cruck house ranging north-west to south-east, on a level site. The main exterior feature is the fine timber framing exposed on the south-east gable, five panels high between massive crucks (up to about 600 mm wide) with V struts and a small yoke at the top. The rear (north-west) gable is box framed, but concealed by modern cladding. The side wall to south-west is rebuilt in stone or brick and rendered and the north-east side is occupied by a large wing in stone which has been enlarged to the rear. Timber framing is also seen in part of the porch added on the south-west side (mainly rendered) and at the rear of the north-east extension.
Slate roofs with tile ridges; brick chimney stacks including that of the main chimney between the south-east and middle bays of the main range and a corner stack at the west corner. One small rooflight is inconspicuously sited at the east side of the main range.
The house has been restored with small-pane timber windows throughout. The main gable to south-east has two upper windows and one lower window; the south-west elevation has two dormer windows and three lower windows.
A three bay hall plan with inserted chimney to south of the middle bay and a screen of post and panel type partitioning the north bay. The original entrance positions are not apparent. The cross-beam at north of the hall is about 300 mm from the screen. Three fine pairs of crucks, which appear to be complete. The upper timbering of the north-west box-framed gable is only visible internally, consisting of close diagonal bracing above tie beam level.
A late mediaeval cruck house, retaining a fine south gable elevation and many interior features including a post and panel partition.
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