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A Grade II Listed Building in Cadfarch, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5717 / 52°34'18"N

Longitude: -3.8907 / 3°53'26"W

OS Eastings: 271960

OS Northings: 298773

OS Grid: SN719987

Mapcode National: GBR 90.C4P7

Mapcode Global: WH57G.6MJC

Plus Code: 9C4RH4C5+MP

Entry Name: Cynffyrch

Listing Date: 27 May 2005

Last Amended: 27 May 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84422

ID on this website: 300084422

Location: Located in a prominent upland location to the S of Derwenlas, reached by a lane leading SW from the village and a track off its E side.

County: Powys

Community: Cadfarch

Community: Cadfarch

Locality: Derwenlas

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Two ranges at right angles, the original 2-unit lobby-entry house probably mid-C18; a gabled staircase projection was added to its rear in the late-C18. This house became a kitchen wing when a central stair-passage house was added at right angles in the early-mid C19. The building is shown in this form on the Tithe map of 1845. A detailed record of the house was made in 1979, when the 2 units of the original house, the hall and parlour, were divided by a timber-framed partition. The hall was to the L with a large fireplace, the added staircase projection containing dog-leg stairs with stone treads; the parlour to the R may have been unheated originally, the fireplace serving the 1st floor.


House consisting of 2 ranges at right angles. The C18 range is 2-unit, of 2 low storeys, with lobby-entrance to L end, constructed of white-washed rubble stone under a slate roof with stone end stacks. A gabled stone porch was added after 1979 and has a boarded door with small-pane glazing. To its R are 2 windows, late C20 plain-glazed wooden sashes with stone lintels and slate sills, replacing 4-pane sashes; similar windows aligned to upper storey, immediately under the eaves. Former C19 dairy adjoining to R, now a garage.

The C19 block was added at right angles facing N. It is symmetrical 2-storey 3-window, constructed of whitewashed rubble stone under a slate roof with stone end stacks. Central entrance, also with a late C20 gabled stone porch, with a glazed wooden front door facing W. The windows are 12-pane horned sashes under segmental brick heads, possibly renewed. Small top-hung light inserted to R of W gable end. Rear not seen.


Interior not seen at resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a large vernacular farmhouse in an upland location, retaining C18 and C19 character and detail, the late C20 alterations mainly in keeping with the original.

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