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Old Croftau

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfrynach, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9079 / 51°54'28"N

Longitude: -3.4043 / 3°24'15"W

OS Eastings: 303490

OS Northings: 224192

OS Grid: SO034241

Mapcode National: GBR YN.PXX8

Mapcode Global: VH6C4.Y94R

Entry Name: Old Croftau

Listing Date: 28 July 2005

Last Amended: 28 July 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84833

Location: In an elevated position 500m SW of Pont-y-Caniedydd on the Afon Cynrig.

County: Powys

Town: Brecon

Community: Llanfrynach

Community: Llanfrynach

Locality: Cantref

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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The original Croftau farmhouse, replaced by a new house on a different site. Probably early to mid C18.


Farmhouse, rubble stone with traces of colour-wash, imitation slates to roof and stone end stacks. Two storeys, three-window range, offset to left. Renewed 12-pane sash windows and board door with overlight. Stone voussoirs, stone sills. Right end wall has C20 windows and rear is extended outward in late C20 with four large dormers.
Attached to left, downhill, is former barn with slate roof, close eaves. Large barn opening to right with timber lintel, one loop to right, two loops to left and lower cartshed door to extreme left, timber lintel. Five skylights in roof. Left end wall has three vent loops.


Ground floor opened up, with four heavy beams and W end large fireplace beam.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special architectural interest as a substantial Georgian farmhouse with attached barn, whose character has been carefully restored.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pont y Caniedydd
    Situated on minor lane running N towards Cwm Cynwyn, some 4 km S of Llanfaes church.
  • II Neuadd
    Situated on S side of narrow lane that runs from below Pontbrengarreg farm to below Croftau farm.
  • II Cwm Gwdi Farmhouse
    Situated on E side of lane running S from Ffrwdgrech, about 3 km E of Libanus village.
  • II Outbuilding facing Cwm Gwdi
    Situated immediately opposite front door of Cwm Gwdi, on E side of lane running S from Ffrwdgrech.

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