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Cefn Cyfrifol

A Grade II Listed Building in Cadfarch, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5469 / 52°32'49"N

Longitude: -3.7703 / 3°46'12"W

OS Eastings: 280055

OS Northings: 295816

OS Grid: SN800958

Mapcode National: GBR 95.DQC8

Mapcode Global: VH5BD.L7PV

Entry Name: Cefn Cyfrifol

Listing Date: 27 May 2005

Last Amended: 27 May 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84419

Location: In an upland location to the SW of Aberhosan, reached by lanes running S of and 2.5km from the mountain road from Machynlleth to Llanidloes.

County: Powys

Community: Cadfarch

Community: Cadfarch

Locality: Aberhosan

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Probably C17 or earlier. The house is mentioned in documentary records dating back to the C18, and is said to have been used as a Sunday School. Shown on the Tithe map of 1840 when the road layout appears to have been different. It may have been a 2-unit house originally as there is a butt joint to the 3rd, R-hand unit, whilst a blocked doorway might relate to the original 2-unit house. A service block was added to the rear at right angles. The house has mid-late C19 detail to door and window openings: an inscription on the farm building opposite shows it was owned by the estate of Sir Watkin Williams Wynne at this time. It is currently unoccupied, the front openings boarded over.


A 3-unit farmhouse, single-storey with attic, under a steeply pitched roof. Constructed of shaley rubble stone with traces of limewash under a slate roof with stone end stacks; the S gable end includes large blocks of limestone, including quoins. Entrance offset slightly R of centre; open gabled brick porch with decorative barge boards, inside which is a half-glazed panelled door, the glazing boarded over. To the L of the porch is a former doorway, now blocked with stone. The windows have segmental brick heads, those to the front infilled with corrugated iron sheeting. Two windows to lower storey, to L and R of entrance. Three gabled dormers to attic storey with slate-hung sides and boarded gables. The N gable end has a window offset to R of upper storey containing a 2-light small-pane wooden casement with opening stays, the glazing missing; no openings to S gable end. At right angles to the rear, towards the S end is the service block of one-and-a-half-storeys. It is of rubble stone under a slate roof with stone end stack to L and slate-hung gable to R, above its junction with the main range. Entrance facing S with boarded door under a segmental brick head to R of centre. Rear not seen.


Interior not seen at resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a sub-medieval regional farmhouse in an upland location, retaining its early character, along with consistent C19 detail to openings.

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