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PENARTH, NEWTOWN

Site Details



NPRN 29722

Map Reference SO19SW

Grid Reference SO13929245

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Montgomeryshire

Community Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn

Type of Site HOUSE

Broad Class DOMESTIC

Period Post Medieval

Site Description Penarth is a later 16th century, 2 storey and attic, timber framed house, probably a reconstruction of a base cruck hall. It is a lobby entry, central-chimney regional type with an H-shaped plan formed of a central hall with symmetric parlour (W) and kitchen (E) crosswings. There are later extensions. It has a small paned 18th century mullioned windows and a later timber porch. There is herringbone framing to the jettied attics and jettied 1st storey, close studding to the ground floors, and a plastered plinth.

Interior features include a ceiling framed 3 ways, stop chamfered beams and joists, staggered dragon beams and a close studded partition between the hall and kitchen which retains some possibly Medieval work. There is an early 19th century staircase in the rear extension.

Reference: Cadw listed buildings database.
RCAHMW, 2009.

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