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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfechain, Powys

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Powys

Community: Llanfechain

Community: Llanfechain

Locality: Llanfechain village

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

A late mediaeval cruck house, retaining a fine south gable elevation and many interior features including a post and panel partition.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Maes-y-llan
    At north side of the B4393, at the west side of the turning to the centre of Llanfechain village.
  • II Ty-newydd
    At south side of the B4393, 100 m west of the turning for the centre of Llanfechain village.
  • II Plas-yn-dinas Public House
    At right angles to the road on the sharp corner immediately to S of the churchyard.
  • II St Garmon's Church Lychgate
    At the south side of the churchyard of St Garmon, set into a rough stone wall with a simple iron gate to the left side.
  • II Sundial in St Garmon's Churchyard
    Beside the path from St Garmon's Lychgate to the church.
  • II* Church of St. Garmon
    In a circular churchyard at the centre of the village of Llanfechain. Stone churchyard wall, lychgate at south. Sundial shaft near path to church.
  • II Plas Cain
    At the north-west end of the village street of Llanfechain beside Llanfechain Bridge.
  • II Llanfechain Bridge
    Over the River Cain at the north side of the village of Llanfechain.

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