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A Grade II Listed Building in Newtown, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6063 / 52°36'22"N

Longitude: -3.3739 / 3°22'26"W

OS Eastings: 307057

OS Northings: 301836

OS Grid: SJ070018

Mapcode National: GBR 9Q.8S0M

Mapcode Global: WH79S.4RN8

Plus Code: 9C4RJJ4G+GC

Entry Name: Llwyn-y-brain

Listing Date: 10 March 1953

Last Amended: 4 February 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7585

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on low-lying ground at the end of a narrow lane which leads N from the Llanwyddelan to Adfa road.

County: Powys

Community: Dwyriw

Community: Dwyriw

Locality: Llanwyddelan

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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An interior beam bears an engraved date of 1680 and the initials G.H. This is said to refer to G. Humphrey. The house formerly had a lobby entry plan typical of the late C17, but was altered in the C19 by the removal of the central stack.


Probably timber-framed 3 unit house with C20 flat-roofed extension to rear. 1 storey and attic. The front (E) elevation and N end are slate hung. The S end and rear are timber framed with brick nogging on a brick plinth, while the rear extension is in brick. Slate roof. 2 brick external stacks (C19) replace a probable central stack which would have been opposite the entrance which is just S of centre. The front has a window to each side plus a small window next to the front door. The planked front door is within a small timber-framed porch with French doors. The attic has 2 slated dormers with barge boards. To the rear, timber framing is visible above and inside the extension. It is 3 panels high with cross braces and narrow horizontal bars within some panels. The same pattern is seen in the N gable where it passes behind the stack. Modern uPVC windows throughout which are said to replace open, C20 casements in the same openings.


The 3 unit plan is retained but the partitions are C20. Original moulded spine beams in the 2 end bays; that in the N bay has an engraving: G.H. 1680. The staircase is at the rear of the central bay, probably in place of a rear door and former chimney.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an example of a late C17 house retaining muchof its original fabric and form. Later alterations including the replacement of a central stack illustrate a typical pattern of development, while the slate-hanging imparts considerable character, retained notwithstanding alterations to fenestration.

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