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Watton Mount

A Grade II Listed Building in Brecon, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9464 / 51°56'46"N

Longitude: -3.3887 / 3°23'19"W

OS Eastings: 304648

OS Northings: 228453

OS Grid: SO046284

Mapcode National: GBR YP.MG33

Mapcode Global: VH6BZ.6BWR

Plus Code: 9C3RWJW6+HG

Entry Name: Watton Mount

Listing Date: 31 May 1961

Last Amended: 4 November 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7114

Building Class: Commercial

ID on this website: 300007114

Location: On important site opposite Museum (former Shire Hall) at entrance to Old Town.

County: Powys

Town: Brecon

Community: Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Community: Brecon

Built-Up Area: Brecon

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Former house. Probably early-to-mid C19. Now occupied by offices.


Former house. Cement rendered facade (much covered in ivy) to The Watton of 4 storeys, 5 windows; lower floors rusticated. Hipped slate roof. Small-pane sash windows (in moulded architraves on 2nd and 3rd floors). In central bay, high portico raised on stone plinth with entrance on ground floor underneath balcony at first floor level within portico. On ground floor, door is 4-panelled with semi-circular light with Gothic tracery at the top. Left return with one small-pane sash to each floor, set towards rear. Four window rear elevation with stone architraves; ground floor scribed render and upper floors pebbledashed. Third bay from L has stair windows set between floors.


Interior largely modernised, but NW first floor room with panelled door with panelled architrave and panelled shutters. Contemporary staircase rising in a curve with plain wood balusters.

Reasons for Listing

Earlier C19 building retaining character with Group Value with Brecknock Museum opposite.

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