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Maesfron

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6958 / 52°41'44"N

Longitude: -3.0656 / 3°3'56"W

OS Eastings: 328078

OS Northings: 311437

OS Grid: SJ280114

Mapcode National: GBR B3.39WN

Mapcode Global: WH79J.WHBN

Plus Code: 9C4RMWWM+8P

Entry Name: Maesfron

Listing Date: 11 March 1981

Last Amended: 24 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7911

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set on a high bank on the north side of the road, within its own landscaped gardens comprising terraces facing south, and approached by a landscaped winding drive from the gates.

County: Powys

Community: Trewern (Tre-wern)

Community: Trewern

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Villa built c.1829 for Francis Allen. His tomb in Buttington Parish Church records him as having been a solicitor and having died in 1852 after a life 'of professional industry and integrity in this county'.

Exterior

2-storeys with pebbledashed elevations and low hipped slate roof; lead capping to upstand over boxed eaves. 3-bay west front with narrow, slightly recessed central bay containing the entrance; later double hardwood part-glazed doors within the original fluted Doric doorcase and cornice. Three paned fanlight. Twelve-paned sash windows. On S front, two window bays, the windows extended down to near ground level within a wrought iron trelliswork verandah on 4 iron posts, terminating at the E end with a two-storey canted bay. Along E elevation, a sunken area defined by javelin headed railings with key pattern (formerly separately listed).
To rear, detached service buildings, two storey and single storey, around a cobbled service yard, once containing the detached kitchens.

Interior

Entrance leads to a cross hall with wide staircase with wreathed handrail terminating in a spiral on the newel. Panelled doors and door reveals.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a Regency-style villa with its terraced gardens and garden features built by a local solicitor for himself.

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