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Latitude: 52.7058 / 52°42'20"N
Longitude: -3.3819 / 3°22'54"W
OS Eastings: 306725
OS Northings: 312909
OS Grid: SJ067129
Mapcode National: GBR 9P.2Q04
Mapcode Global: WH79D.08V0
Entry Name: Pen-y-bryn Farmhouse
Listing Date: 25 October 2002
Last Amended: 25 October 2002
Source ID: 27031
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: 300 m north-east of St John's church, at the north-west corner of Pen-y-bryn farmyard.
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
Possibly C18, with C20 re-roofing, rear extension and porch. Formerly a Wynnstay Estate farm.
A two-storey two-unit symmetrical farmhouse in axe-dressed uncoursed stonework, painted white, with a hipped slate roof with tiled ridges and hips; brickwork mid chimney. Modern central semi-glazed door and porch. Small-pane windows: the upper windows are of two lights with iron opening casements. Mullion window at left below, mullion and transom window at right below, also with iron opening casements.
Rear extensions part stone, part brickwork, with slate lean-to roof; part concrete blockwork with flat roof; modern door and windows.
Symmetrical two-unit lobby-entrance plan with large back-to-back fireplaces. On the bressummer of the fireplace in the room to the right is a scratched circular feature with six petals, a feature generally regarded as an evil-eye talisman, not uncommon in sub-mediaeval houses locally.
A late-vernacular farmhouse which has retained its character notwithstanding some alterations, and forms a group with the farm range facing it across the farmyard.
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