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Buckland Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Talybont-on-Usk, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8898 / 51°53'23"N

Longitude: -3.2622 / 3°15'43"W

OS Eastings: 313235

OS Northings: 222003

OS Grid: SO132220

Mapcode National: GBR YV.R3GY

Mapcode Global: VH6C7.DRSN

Entry Name: Buckland Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 December 1998

Last Amended: 17 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21179

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The farm complex stands E of the lane leading from the main Brecon Abergavenny Road, N of Buckland and near the main park entrance.

County: Powys

Community: Talybont-on-Usk (Tal-y-bont ar Wysg)

Community: Talybont-on-Usk

Locality: Buckland

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

Farmhouse is C16-C17 in origin, remodelled later, particularly mid to later C19 as part of a model farm development. Previously called Wern y Berllan and appears as such and T- shaped on Tithe map of 1841, together with a farm range mainly to rear which pre-dates the expansion. OS map 1889 shows development complete.

Buckland House later Hall nearby was first recorded as a Jacobean mansion c 1600 and was rebuilt for Roderick Gwynne c 1775. From mid C19 until its sale in 1935 Buckland was the property of the Gwynne Holford family. The house was rebuilt following a fire in 1898.

Exterior

Farmhouse of stone rubble with some stone dressings; Welsh slate roof and stone ridge and end stacks -external to left- with shallow cornice. Two storeys and attic; 4 window range of 3/6 pane boxed sashes to first floor with voussoirs and narrow sills, similar cambered arched windows with voussoirs to ground floor and centre right chamfered arched doorway with replaced door. Signs of blocked features and rebuilding in masonry - end right has large quoins to lower courses. Stepped down to left a single storey outshut. Catslide roof to rear over added outshut, chamfered angle to wall. Extending from front a terraced garden wall with further walls bordering the front path.

Interior

Former cross passage plan, with former kitchen to right. Walls thick and battered. Two former rooms left now knocked into one have reeded beams; stairs beside remodelled fireplace. Stepped up to left is the present kitchen. Former dairy to rear; access to cellar through stone arched doorway.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an integral part of the especially well-preserved historic farm complex at Buckland.

Group value with other listed farm buildings at Buckland Farm.

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