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Farmyard buildings at Trephilip

A Grade II Listed Building in Bronllys, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0039 / 52°0'14"N

Longitude: -3.2728 / 3°16'22"W

OS Eastings: 312723

OS Northings: 234708

OS Grid: SO127347

Mapcode National: GBR YV.HSZH

Mapcode Global: VH6BN.7W4N

Entry Name: Farmyard buildings at Trephilip

Listing Date: 15 December 1995

Last Amended: 15 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16828

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located to the N of the farmhouse, beyond the crest of the hill.

County: Powys

Community: Bronllys

Community: Bronllys

Locality: Trephilip

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Exterior

Description: The farmbuildings form a square, entered from the S, with a barn and cowhouse on the S side, a second range of barn and cowhousing on the E side, a barn with lean-to shed on the N side, continued to the W and returning along the W side with cow shelters. The buildings on the S and N sides are generally C18 to early C19, augmented with duplicated accommodation on the E side in the mid-late C19. The earlier buildings are of rubble local stone with slate roofs, the C19 buildings similar but with red and blue brick dressings.

The S range comprises a 5-bay barn with opposing cart doors, and 1 tier of vent slits, 2 tiers at S end. Tie and collar beam trusses carrying 3 tiers of trenched purlins. Collars are tenoned, principals tenoned into the tie without pegs. The range continues to the W as a 5-bay cowhouse with transverse stalls and feeding walks, supplied by drops from the hay store on the upper floor. The roof has similar tie and collar beam trusses with 3 tiers of purlins. The range continues with a bull pen at the W end with a lean-to stone slated roof supported on two pairs of raised quasi-crucks chamfered on the lower arris and pegged at the apex. The E side comprises a 16-stall cowhouse with feeding walks, and a single storey hay barn with 4 square pitching openings with red and blue brick dressings. This range has at the S end, facing the house, a C19 2-cell carthouse with granary over, the roof with lapped bolted collars, the principals supported on stub ties set into 56cm stone walls. At the N end, there is a C19 barn with a lapped purlin roof, continued to the W with a winnowing floor and opposed doors. The corner bay is linked to an attached engine house on the N side. The N range continues beyond the winnowing floor as a 4 bay C18-early C19 barn with 4 pitching holes to each side, the S face covered with a lean-to shed. The pitching holes on the N side retain heavy timber frames dividing the opening into 2 lights. The open fronted cow shelters on the N and W sides are stone built, the fronts now enclosed with blockwork. All ranges have boarded doors, some with original ironmongery by J.Jones, Pontybat. The only machinery is a belt driven root cutter.

Included as an interesting group of well preserved farm buildings associated with Trephilip farmhouse, and reflecting the development of the farm from the C18.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Trephilip Farmhouse
    Set with its axis N-S on a hilltop site, 300m N of the main Bronllys to Brecon road, and accessed by a farm road. The farm buildings lie immediately N of the house.
  • II Chapel at Bronllys Hospital
    Situated in open ground to the west of Bronllys; the chapel lies to the south of the widely spaced pavilions making up the former tuberculosis sanatorium.
  • II Basil Webb Hall, at Bronllys Hospital
    Situated on the campus of the King Edward VII Welsh National Tuberculosis Hospital, to the E of the main hospital buildings.
  • II Barn Range at Tregunter Farm
    The barns are located on the W side of the large farmyard, attached to the back of the farmhouse, extending approximately 57m to the N, whence continued by a later building at a lower level.
  • II Tregunter Farmhouse
    Tregunter Farm lies on the N side of the road from Talgarth to Llanfilo, with its farmyard to the rear.
  • II* Trebarried Hall
    On the E side of the A470 approximately 1km SE of the Church of Saint Matthew at Llandefalle.
  • II Cowhouse forming N side of farmyard at Tregunter Farm
    The building forms the N side of the large farmyard, with an open driftway at the NE end.
  • II Trebarried Court
    Just N of Trearried Hall approximately 1km SE of the Church of Saint Matthew at Llandefalle.

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