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Barn/cowhouse block at Garth-fawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Painscastle, Powys

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Latitude: 52.0838 / 52°5'1"N

Longitude: -3.2998 / 3°17'59"W

OS Eastings: 311033

OS Northings: 243629

OS Grid: SO110436

Mapcode National: GBR YT.BS5Q

Mapcode Global: VH6B7.RWDD

Entry Name: Barn/cowhouse block at Garth-fawr

Listing Date: 25 October 2001

Last Amended: 25 October 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25845

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: About 900m NNW of Ciliau, on higher ground.

County: Powys

Community: Painscastle (Castell-paen)

Community: Painscastle

Locality: Llandeilo Graban

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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Probably late C17/early C18, but awkward join between blocks suggests 2 phases. According to a local tradition the barn may have been moved to this site in mid C19 when the railway was built along the River Wye.


Barn aligned roughly E-W with cowhouse range at right angles to E, on S side. Barn is timber-framed, front and rear, partially clad in corrugated sheeting, with end walls in stone. Large opposed threshing doorways. Roof partially original stone slates, partially corrugated sheeting. Cowhouse range mainly stone with open front with jowelled posts. Roof and front covered in corrugated sheeting. Three bays face yard (further bay at N end incorporates junction with barn) central paired doors, wooden gates to outer bays.


Barn of 5 bays; roof trusses with tie-beams and raking struts. Threshing floor flanked by dwarf stone walls; posts and raking struts to cross-framing. Cowhouse has roof trusses with cambered tie-beams and raking struts, with complex (C19) diagonal truss at turn where range meets barn. Jowelled posts to front facing yard. Wooden feeding troughs and hay rack intact.

Reasons for Listing

An early agricultural range connected with Grade II* listed Ciliau.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Agricultural Range to N of Ciliau
    Immediately to N of Ciliau, forming 2 sides of yard.
  • I Ciliau
    Situated on a rock plateau above the east bank of the River Wye, 0.8km SE of Erwood.
  • II* Penisarplwyf
    Isolated position 2.4 kilometres south east of Llandeilo parish church.
  • II New Buildings
    Lies 3.2 kilometres east of Llandeilo Graban parish church.
  • II Erwood Hall
    Situated on E side of main road at S end of the village.
  • II The Skreen
    Lies above the north bank of the River Wye 800 metres north of village of Erwood.
  • II Hepzibah Baptist Chapel
    Situated above village on W side of lane to Crickadarn some 130m S from A470.
  • II Pleasant View
    Situated in village centre on S side of main road, opposite Erwood Inn, on terrace over footpath run

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