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Farm-building at Porth-amel Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Talgarth, Powys

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Latitude: 52.0086 / 52°0'30"N

Longitude: -3.2261 / 3°13'34"W

OS Eastings: 315937

OS Northings: 235170

OS Grid: SO159351

Mapcode National: GBR YX.HLD9

Mapcode Global: VH6BP.1SB3

Entry Name: Farm-building at Porth-amel Farm

Listing Date: 14 August 1995

Last Amended: 14 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16303

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located W of the gatehouse and SW of the farmhouse, forming the N side of the early farmyard at Porth-amel.

County: Powys

Community: Talgarth

Community: Talgarth

Locality: Porth-Aml

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Great Porth-amel was the major medieval manor house of the area, built in the late C15, within a walled precinct, the seat of Sir William Vaughan, the first sheriff of the county. The farm building, probably of the C18 was probably originally a cowhouse, later used as stabling and now a workshop and store, and includes two reset medieval doorways, perhaps taken from the precinct wall.


Sandstone, with corrugated iron roof. Two storeys. 6 bays, extended to W with a 2-storey lean-to building, originally a granary, with external stair. Main door central on N side, with chamfered lintel, with a further blocked opening immediately to the E. Small ventilation slits, mostly blocked, and door to E gable also blocked. To rear, two re-set late medieval chamfered arched doorways, and two pitching doors above.


Tie and principal rafter trusses, with morticed collars missing. Upper floor is carried on a central runner supported at intervals by chamfered posts.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with the listed grade I and II* gatehouse and manorial house, and for its re-use of surviving medieval work.

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