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The Vicarage

A Grade II Listed Building in Bettws (Betws), Powys

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Latitude: 52.5627 / 52°33'45"N

Longitude: -3.2927 / 3°17'33"W

OS Eastings: 312466

OS Northings: 296886

OS Grid: SO124968

Mapcode National: GBR 9T.CMYY

Mapcode Global: WH7B0.DV86

Entry Name: The Vicarage

Listing Date: 10 March 1953

Last Amended: 25 April 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7549

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on raised ground 200m NE of church, on N side of minor road from Bettws Cedewain to Berriew and reached by a short private road.

County: Powys

Community: Bettws (Betws)

Community: Bettws

Locality: Bettws Cedewain

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Originally a C17 or C18 timber framed house, said to have been damaged by fire c1763 and subsequently rebuilt. In early C19 it was again partly rebuilt, and 'improved' by adding an L-shaped front range.


Two-storey house consisting of an L-shaped front range with hipped roof and an earlier, lower rear range with pitched roof. The front range is of brick with scribed stucco painted blue, slate roof with projecting, boarded eaves and 3 brick stacks. Three-bay entrance front with narrower, recessed central bay which incorporates a shallow porch comprising Tuscan pilasters against the sides of the outer bays and a plain entablature. Nine-pane sash windows in the upper storey, 16-pane with margin glazing in the lower storey. The front door is glazed with margin lights above panelling. The garden front to R is a 3-window range with 9-pane sashes in the upper storey and doors with full-height glazing (including margin lights) in the lower storey. Three-window rear range has a slate roof and its rear wall, of brick, is continuous with front range. Iron-frame multi-pane windows with Gothick tracery and stained glass tracery lights. In the upper storey the windows are below the wall plate and in the lower storey they have flat brick arches.


The rear range has 2 square-panelled timber framed partitions in the upper storey. Front range has a straight, plain stair with thin balusters in a central stair hall, with main rooms either side of it and behind to the R. Several cast iron fireplaces, one with Lord Nelson in profile.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a Regency house with earlier origins, retaining early detail such as iron framed windows.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Old School
    On the N side of the circular churchyard of St Beuno, on raised ground above the village.
  • II* Church of St Beuno
    Located in a circular churchyard, on high ground overlooking the village of Bettws Cedewain.
  • II Glan Bechan
    Located approximately 1.3km S of Bettws Cedewain church on S side of a minor road near to junction with B4389. The house has farm buildings on the E side.
  • II Brynycil Farmhouse
    Located on S side of a minor road between Bettws Cedewain and Berriew, approximately 1.8km E of Bettws Cedewain church. The farmhouse is reached by a short farm road, and faces a yard with farm build
  • II The Old Glyn
    Located approximately 1.9km NE of Bettws Cedewain church, and reached at the end of a track at the end of a farm road to Glyn Farm on S side of minor road between Bettws Cedewain and Brooks.
  • II Highgate
    Located approximately 1.9km SW of Bettws Cedewain church on E side of minor road from Tregynon to Newtown, immediately N of junction with a minor road to Pontyperchill.

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