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Poesnant Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Glantwymyn, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6199 / 52°37'11"N

Longitude: -3.7599 / 3°45'35"W

OS Eastings: 280956

OS Northings: 303908

OS Grid: SH809039

Mapcode National: GBR 96.80XP

Mapcode Global: WH68G.6DTX

Entry Name: Poesnant Farm

Listing Date: 5 August 2004

Last Amended: 5 August 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83037

Location: Located in the Dyfi valley c1.2km SW of Cemmaes Road and at the bottom of a short track off the A489.

County: Powys

Community: Glantwymyn

Community: Glantwymyn

Locality: Cemmaes Road

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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The main range is probably early C19. To the L is a lower unit, now kitchen, with chamfered spine beam; this may be C18 and all that is left of an earlier house. The complex is shown on the Tithe map of 1840.


Long 2-storey 3-window range constructed of white-washed rubble stone under a slate roof with rendered end stacks. The openings are offset very slightly to the R and have stone lintels and sills. Central entrance containing a boarded door and plain overlight, with hornless 12-pane sash window to R. Double horned sash window to L, each sash with 12 panes. To the far L is a small 4-pane fire-window. The upper storey has 16-pane hornless sash windows beneath the eaves, aligned with those below. Adjoining the N end is the lower unit, now kitchen, of one-and-a half storeys. It is also of whitewashed rubble stone under a slate roof with large rendered end stack. Door to R and small-pane casement to L, both C20 with rendered lintels. Above the latter is a 2-light C20 casement beneath the eaves. The rear of the main range has irregularly-placed 2-light wooden casements, 3 to the upper storey and 2 below, that to the R with a segmental brick head. The lower unit has a C20 window to each storey. A boundary wall continues to the R.

Adjoining the S end of the house is a long farm range of random stone on boulder footings under a slate roof, which runs at a slight angle to the house. It is not lime-washed. The openings have been altered: wide full-height doorway to centre, L of which is a hatch with planked door. Further wide opening to L end with planked double doors, probably inserted. To the R of the central entrance are 2 single doorways, that to R with split doors, and with a very small light between. The loft has a central gabled dormer, now boarded over.


The main range was not seen. The lower kitchen unit to the L has a fireplace to end wall, partly infilled, with long timber lintel, and the ceiling has a spine beam with shallow chamfer and plain joists.

The farm range is 4-bay and open to the roof; tie beam trusses containing some re-used timbers, including part of a cruck blade; concrete floor. Stable to R end.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a range which includes a farmhouse retaining particularly good vernacular character, and with evidence for earlier origins. Group value with farm range to S.

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 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 Pen y bont
    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.
  • 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 Dovey Hotel
    Located centrally in Cemmaes Road and almost opposite the former station.

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