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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
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.
Community: Trewern (Tre-wern)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
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'.
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.
Entrance leads to a cross hall with wide staircase with wreathed handrail terminating in a spiral on the newel. Panelled doors and door reveals.
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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