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Glan Bechan

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

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Powys

Community: Bettws (Betws)

Community: Bettws

Locality: Bechan Valley

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Bettws Cedewain


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).

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of the C17 timber framed tradition in Montgomeryshire, with richly-decorated W gable as frontispiece.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pontyperchill Farmhouse
    Located 1.7km S of Bettws Cedewain church and reached by a short farm road on W side of B4389.
  • II Pont y Perchyll
    Located approximately 1.8km S of Bettws Cedwain church on the B4389 between Bettws Cedewain and Aberbechan, E of a junction with a minor road to Highgate.
  • II Little Aberbechan
    Located in a raised position on or adjacent to the Aberbechan dike. Possible platform site with a steep fall to the SW.
  • II* Church of St Beuno
    Located in a circular churchyard, on high ground overlooking the village of Bettws Cedewain.
  • II The Vicarage
    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.
  • II The Old School
    On the N side of the circular churchyard of St Beuno, on raised ground above the village.
  • 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.
  • 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

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