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Latitude: 51.9186 / 51°55'6"N
Longitude: -3.1256 / 3°7'32"W
OS Eastings: 322680
OS Northings: 225048
OS Grid: SO226250
Mapcode National: GBR F1.P7BH
Mapcode Global: VH6C9.R1ZK
Entry Name: The Darren
Listing Date: 19 November 1998
Last Amended: 19 November 1998
Source ID: 20859
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Isolated farmhouse 4.8km NNW of Llanbedr church and reached by private farm track on W side of a minor road through Grwyne Fechan.
Community: The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne)
Community: The Vale of Grwyney
Locality: Grwyne Fechan
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
Probably C18 and extended later C19.
One-and-a-half storey, 3-window main house (the unit to L a later addition marked by a butt joint), with a lower gabled stair turret behind, and an integral lower wing with granary forward on R. Of rubble stone with openings under wooden lintels, and a lately renewed slate roof. The main house has C19 stone stacks L of centre and to L end, the wing has an added brick end stack. The main house has half-dormers with sash windows. In the lower storey are similar windows, the central window offset R of centre and with a boarded door offset L of centre. The wing has a window facing the front now boarded up.
Behind, the stair turret has a 2-light casement in an earlier opening, L of which is an added flat-roofed dormer with a 2-light casement (roofless at the time of inspection). The R gable end of the house has a sash window to attic, a 2-light casement lower R and a boarded door lower L, to L of which the side wall of the wing has external stone steps, with brick risers, to the granary doorway (now boarded up), with a boarded loft opening to R.
Not inspected at time of survey (January 1998).
Included together with the farm building for the historic character of this farm group of C18 origin.