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Forecourt Walls & Railings to the Brecknock Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Brecon, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9462 / 51°56'46"N

Longitude: -3.3889 / 3°23'20"W

OS Eastings: 304632

OS Northings: 228432

OS Grid: SO046284

Mapcode National: GBR YP.MG0Z

Mapcode Global: VH6BZ.6BSW

Plus Code: 9C3RWJW6+FC

Entry Name: Forecourt Walls & Railings to the Brecknock Museum

Listing Date: 16 December 1976

Last Amended: 4 November 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7117

Building Class: Domestic

ID on this website: 300007117

Location: Surrounding forecourt on E side of Brecknock Museum.

County: Powys

Town: Brecon

Community: Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Community: Brecon

Built-Up Area: Brecon

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Tagged with: Wall

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Probably contemporary with Museum (former Shire Hall), built 1839-43. The posts of the railings are fasces, the bundles of rods and an axe carried by Roman officials to demonstrate their powers of punishment.


Forecourt enclosed by stone dwarf walls and heavy cast iron railings. The walls and railings are in 2 main sections, either side of entrance to forecourt. The wall becomes higher on S side of building as road outside drops down towards River Usk. Walls and railings continue to rear of the building also.

Reasons for Listing

Included for Group Value with Brecknock Museum.

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