History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandyssil, Powys

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 52.527 / 52°31'37"N

Longitude: -3.2409 / 3°14'27"W

OS Eastings: 315911

OS Northings: 292850

OS Grid: SO159928

Mapcode National: GBR 9W.FW74

Mapcode Global: VH684.SR05

Plus Code: 9C4RGQG5+RJ

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 26 April 1967

Last Amended: 14 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7722

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on the north side of Llanmerewig village, in a low-lying position close to a stream. The church is c350m to the N.

County: Powys

Community: Llandyssil (Llandysul)

Community: Llandyssil

Locality: Llanmerewig

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Find accommodation in


Late C16 2-unit, lobby entry timber framed range. A rubble stone range at right angles appears to be of later date.


L-shaped house of 1 storey and attics. The N-S range is of random rubble stone, while the earlier E-W range is timber framed. All under new slate roofs, with 2 brick stacks, one to the centre of the timber framed range and the other at the N end of the stone range. Decorated red ridge tiles. The W front, the stone range and the gable end of the cross wing, have been rendered. There is a C20 rendered, pitched roofed porch in the centre of the front elevation, and a gabled attic dormer to the N. Small multi-pane wood casement windows, one to each storey of the gable end, and one in the attic dormer and another below. To the rear (E) of the stone range is a C20 masonry lean-to porch, with door and small multi-pane window. To its N is another gabled attic dormer with multi-pane window below.

The 2-unit box framed range consists of 3 rows of square panels on a blue brick plinth. The panels are infilled with render. The S elevation is 9 panels wide and has a gabled attic dormer in the centre with a jettied bressumer. Because the timber framing of the upper panels does not align with the framework below, it is possible that it and the gabled dormer are of a later date. There are 6 small multi-pane casement windows, each fitting into a panel in the middle row. There are 2 similar windows in the dormer. The E gable end is 5 panels wide, and has passing braces to the lower corners. Central inserted French windows with small multi-pane flanking windows. The gable has a collar with diagonal struts above. Below are 3 casement windows as on the S side.


No access to interior at time of inspection. Said to be wattle and daub inside.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a house of the C16, with well preserved timber framing, and retaining its historic character notwithstanding alterations to detail.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Church of St Llwchaiarn
    Located on a narrow lane 400m N of Llanmerewig village to the east of Church Farm. The church is situated in an oval churchyard bounded by a masonry wall.
  • II Church House
    Located on a narrow lane 400m N of Llanmerewig village next to the Church of St. Llwchaiarn. The front (E) faces a courtyard surrounded by farm buildings, which are generally of masonry construction
  • II Lower Maenllwyd
    Located towards the top of the narrow steep-sided valley of the River Mule. The garden slopes away sharply to the NE of the house. There is a timber framed barn located at right angles to the house,
  • II Bridge at Fronfraith Mill
    The bridge spans the River Mule and the Kerry branch of the Newtown and Machynlleth Railway. The roadway linked Fronfraith Mill to its W with the B4368 to its E, which runs parallel with the railway
  • II Upper Maenllwyd farmhouse
    Located at the head of the winding valley of the Afon Miwl, close to the main Glanmule to Abermiwl road, ½km N of the hamlet of Hodley.
  • II Bridge at Cwm-mule
    The bridge spans the River Mule and the Kerry branch of the Newtown and Machynlleth Railway. It carries a narrow lane east from the B4368 which runs parallel with the railway and river through the na
  • II Cefn Maenllwyd
    The farmhouse lies behind the farm buildings, near the hilltop, at the end of a farm track off the NW side of the road from Kerry to Llanmerewig.
  • II Cwm-mule Mill
    Located within a bend of the River Mule on a narrow, flat strip of ground.

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.