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Latitude: 52.5518 / 52°33'6"N
Longitude: -3.29 / 3°17'23"W
OS Eastings: 312630
OS Northings: 295663
OS Grid: SO126956
Mapcode National: GBR 9T.D8NH
Mapcode Global: VH683.X4L4
Entry Name: Glan Bechan
Listing Date: 10 March 1953
Last Amended: 25 April 1997
Source ID: 7553
Building Class: Domestic
Location: 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.
Community: Bettws (Betws)
Locality: Bechan Valley
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
Dated 1651. Belonged to the Gregynog Estate until 1920s when sold. Roof renewed and lean-to added 1980s.
L-shaped timber framed house of 2 storeys with lobby entry, consisting of main range with N wing. Timber framing in square panels (with brick nogging) and tension bracing, partly renewed in brick painted black and white; renewed slate roof with axial brick stack. Fenestration consists of lately renewed wooden casements in earlier openings. W gable of main range, facing the road, is richly treated, having ornate moulded brackets beneath a jettied tie beam which has a moulded soffit and is carved with the date 1651. The gable has painted quatrefoils. In the lower storey is a C19 bay with 3-light window. The front elevation has scattered fenestration (and porch at the angle with the N wing added late C20, lean-to on E side also added recently).
Not accessible at the time of inspection (October-November 1996).
Listed as a good example of the C17 timber framed tradition in Montgomeryshire, with richly-decorated W gable as frontispiece.
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