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Pen y bont

A Grade II Listed Building in Glantwymyn, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6179 / 52°37'4"N

Longitude: -3.7675 / 3°46'3"W

OS Eastings: 280433

OS Northings: 303701

OS Grid: SH804037

Mapcode National: GBR 95.851Z

Mapcode Global: WH68G.3G6F

Entry Name: Pen y bont

Listing Date: 5 August 2004

Last Amended: 5 August 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83035

Location: Located close to the River Dyfi, c1.7km SW of Cemmaes Road and at the bottom of a short track off the NW side of the road.

County: Powys

Community: Glantwymyn

Community: Glantwymyn

Locality: Cemmaes Road

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Probably C17, originally timber-framed and with a lobby-entrance arrangement. Mainly rebuilt in stone later. Shown on the tithe map of 1840.


Long range of one-and-a-half storeys, perhaps originally with a 3-unit plan-form, and with a further bay added to the L end later. It is constructed mainly of white-washed rubble stone under a slate roof with red brick ridge stack, but with a small area of timber-framing preserved to the rear. Irregularly-placed openings with long timber lintels. Lobby entrance to L of centre with boarded door; wooden 2-light casement to its L and 4-pane sash to its R. To the far R are split doors and a 9-pane wooden window under a continuous lintel. The upper storey has small 2-light casements to R and far R, the latter with quarries. Skylight to centre of roof pitch. S gable end not seen. Rear elevation is built into the bank and has a row of box-panelling on a raised sill to L of centre. Raked dormer with small-pane window to R of centre.

The added L bay is slightly advanced to front and has corrugated iron double doors to far L under a substantial lintel, above which is a plain glazed window. The N gable contains a C20 metal casement, with narrow C20 light below, offset to L.


No access to interior at time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a sub-medieval vernacular farmhouse retaining its character, and for the rare survival of timber-framing in this area.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Farm Range SW of Poesnant Farm
    Located at right angles to the farmhouse and forming the SW side of the yard.
  • II Poesnant Farm
    Located in the Dyfi valley c1.2km SW of Cemmaes Road and at the bottom of a short track off the A489.
  • II Gate piers at Mathafarn
    Located on the driveway leading to the house.
  • II Mathafarn
    Located at the end of a straight driveway off the B4404, 1km W of its junction with the A489.
  • II Service Building at Mathafarn
    Located immediately W of the house, the doorway facing the house.
  • II Grofft
    Located in the Dyfi Valley, c0.7km SW of Cemmaes Road.
  • II Milestone S of Grofft
    Located at the N end of a lay-by on the E side of the road. Set back from the road against a fence and surrounded by grass.
  • II* Abergwydol
    Located in the Dovey valley, on the NW side of the main road, almost opposite the junction with the minor road to Abercegir.

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