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Middle Genffordd

A Grade II Listed Building in Talgarth, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9749 / 51°58'29"N

Longitude: -3.2111 / 3°12'39"W

OS Eastings: 316905

OS Northings: 231403

OS Grid: SO169314

Mapcode National: GBR YX.KQ48

Mapcode Global: VH6BW.9M8F

Entry Name: Middle Genffordd

Listing Date: 14 August 1995

Last Amended: 14 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16299

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The farm is set within its farmyard on sloping land on the N side and below the minor lane to Rh_s, leading off the upper road from Talgarth to Pengenffordd.

County: Powys

Community: Talgarth

Community: Talgarth

Locality: Genffordd

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Exterior

Farmhouse and attached farm buildings, originally C16/C17, altered and extended in the C19. Rubble sandstone with slate roofs. One storey and attic. The house is of 2 window bays, with single storey buildings, now the kitchen, at the lower end, and a building, now a garage, attached at the upper end. Early/mid C19 2-storey building containing sitting room added at right angles to rear. Glazed door to former hall, and C20 windows.

Interior

Entrance behind gable stack, boarded door with one light, set in chamfered stone doorcase. Central cross beam. Door at side of main stack leads to living hall, with ogee moulded cross beams and a stone winding stair at SE side of stack. Stack not opened up. Post and panel partition with doors at both ends with segmental shaped heads and centre small half-round pendant. Inner room of 2 bays with gable stack, now store. The stair is carried on a squint beam in the corner of the kitchen, indicating the latter was always part of the house. On upper floor, two cruck couples, probably upper crucks, set approximately 2.4m apart, the apex not visible above ceiling level. Two tiers of purlins.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a farmhouse with a well preserved sub-medieval interior, including raised or upper crucks.

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