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Black Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Kerry, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4901 / 52°29'24"N

Longitude: -3.246 / 3°14'45"W

OS Eastings: 315491

OS Northings: 288746

OS Grid: SO154887

Mapcode National: GBR 9W.J7GF

Mapcode Global: VH68B.PN9Z

Entry Name: Black Hall

Listing Date: 10 March 1953

Last Amended: 12 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7563

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located beside the road climbing the valley to Cefn-y-mynach and the Kerry ridge.

County: Powys

Town: Newtown

Community: Kerry (Ceri)

Community: Kerry

Locality: Pentre

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Gentry house of the late C18, remodelled in the early mid-C19. It was the home of Richard Jones, 1788, purser to the Royal Navy and philanthropist, and later of John Wilkes Poundley (1807-1872), the surveyor for Montgomeryshire from 1861. The road originally ran NW of the house, but was re-aligned after 1842 around the SE side to permit the laying out of the gardens.

Exterior

Brick, laid in lime putty to Flemish bond, with slate roofs. The main range extend NE to SW with rear wings at the centre and at NE end extending to a later parallel range, and forming a reentrant garden on the SW leading to the service yard. Two storeys and cellars, the main range 5 bays long, symmetrical, the centre bay set forward, and having an added porch, mid-later C19, with a central 6-panelled door flanked by paired brick pilasters, stone cornice and stone ball finials raised on blocks. The upper window is round headed. The two bays either side have C19 4-pane windows in openings with rubbed flat brick arches. Boxed eaves. Brick stack central and external to each gable end. The E gable end is painted, with a tripartite door under a 3-centred brick arch with keystone.

Interior

Not accessible at time of inspection (February 1996).

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well preserved gentry house, finely detailed and proportioned in a simplified Neo-Classical style.

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