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Dol Ysgallog

A Grade II Listed Building in Glantwymyn, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6781 / 52°40'41"N

Longitude: -3.6999 / 3°41'59"W

OS Eastings: 285170

OS Northings: 310289

OS Grid: SH851102

Mapcode National: GBR 98.49PR

Mapcode Global: WH683.4YD8

Plus Code: 9C4RM8H2+62

Entry Name: Dol Ysgallog

Listing Date: 5 August 2004

Last Amended: 5 August 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83009

Location: Set down from the W side of the main road close to the River Dyfi, c2.5km N of Cwm Llinau.

County: Powys

Community: Glantwymyn

Community: Glantwymyn

Locality: Cwm Llinau

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Originally a house of the C17-18, probably timber-framed. It was partly rebuilt in stone later, and was converted to a field barn either at this time or later. Shown as an isolated range on the 1841 Tithe map. Later adjoining hay-shed at N end. The S bay has recently been used as a cow-shed.


Single-storey 3-bay range of random stone to front elevation, coursed block masonry to W gable end, and with some box-panelling retained to the rear. Slate roof and raised copings to gables. The front elevation has a wide central entrance to a cart bay, now infilled with red brick and a planked door. Butt joint to far R, possibly relating to a former doorway. No openings to gable ends, but small vent to S gable. The W (rear) side has a single doorway to the R leading into the cow-shed; towards the centre is a butt joint, then an area of box-framing above a timber sill with woven lath infill; the box-framing may be from the earlier house, but the lath would have provided ventilation to the barn. Adjoining to the L is an open-sided 2-bay range at right angles, probably a hay-shed. Rough timber posts have braces to the top and support a corrugated iron roof. The NW angle of the barn has been cut away, providing access to the barn and hay-shed.


Three-bay roof with simple tie-beam trusses. Central cart bay with partition wall to L side, constructed of vertical timber posts and struts; it appears to be plastered above tie-beam level, which could be connected with the earlier house. The S bay has a lower floor and a loft; manger against partition wall. The wagon bay is open to the N bay which has a stone fireplace with slightly cambered timber lintel to the end, the chimney truncated below ridge level. Doorway to W side leads from barn to hay-shed.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a sub-medieval house converted to a field barn, retaining remnants of timber-framing and some good quality masonry.

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