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Talwern Fawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Honddu Isaf, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9908 / 51°59'26"N

Longitude: -3.3724 / 3°22'20"W

OS Eastings: 305861

OS Northings: 233370

OS Grid: SO058333

Mapcode National: GBR YQ.JL47

Mapcode Global: VH6BS.H7J6

Entry Name: Talwern Fawr

Listing Date: 16 February 2005

Last Amended: 16 February 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83685

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the end of a track some 1.3km E of the Church of Saint David at Garthbrengy.

County: Powys

Town: Brecon

Community: Honddu Isaf

Community: Honddu Isaf

Locality: Garthbrengy

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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C16 farmhouse, altered C18-C20. Remarkable for the C16 beams with multiple roll mouldings and massive timber lintel to the fireplace. Marked on 1841 Tithe map.


House, whitewashed roughcast with renewed slate roof overhanging at eaves, rendered end stacks, larger to left. Two-storey, three bay front with centre door in lean-to C20 porch, flanked by 4-pane horned sashes. First floor has two horned 12-pane sashes, and one metal casement to left. Rear has c1900 wing with end chimney.


Interior much modernised. Modern partition walls and stairs. Left room has two fine C16 beams with close-set reed mouldings. Main beam has seven rolls, three each angled side and one along bottom, and a thin hollow upper moulding. The beam over the fireplace is halved, with three rolls. Fireplace has a massive chamfered timber lintel, the lower edge stepped up irregularly. Right room has recess in E wall with oak lintel, former window. Deep chamfered beams over entrance partition and over fireplace. Partitioned to rear is a narrow pantry with end C20 door into garage.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a substantially C16 house of special interest for the C16 beams with multiple roll mouldings.

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