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Tympanum in garden wall at Home Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey Cwmhir (Abaty Cwm-hir), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3302 / 52°19'48"N

Longitude: -3.3884 / 3°23'18"W

OS Eastings: 305481

OS Northings: 271144

OS Grid: SO054711

Mapcode National: GBR 9P.V8DR

Mapcode Global: VH691.7P0J

Entry Name: Tympanum in garden wall at Home Farm

Listing Date: 3 September 2004

Last Amended: 3 September 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83106

Location: Set into the wall on the NW side of the house, facing the front garden.

County: Powys

Community: Abbey Cwmhir (Abaty Cwm-hir)

Community: Abbey Cwmhir

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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History

Abbey Cwmhir Estate was purchased by Thomas Wilson in 1822. In 1824-5 he excavated the ruins of Cwmhir Abbey and salvaged numerous architectural fragments. The most important was the C13 tympanum, which was set into the garden wall at Home Farm, in which Wilson probably lived when he visited his estate.

Exterior

A freestone tympanum designed to be placed within a cusped pointed arch, depicting the Ascension in high relief. It is set into a coped rubble-stone garden wall approximately 20m long, retaining the farm yard on higher ground on the N side, and with modern steel railings.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as the most significant of the medieval sculpture salvaged from Cwmhir Abbey, and for its contribution to the setting and historic character of Home Farm.

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