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The Old Shop

A Grade II Listed Building in Painscastle, Powys

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Latitude: 52.1088 / 52°6'31"N

Longitude: -3.2186 / 3°13'6"W

OS Eastings: 316641

OS Northings: 246305

OS Grid: SO166463

Mapcode National: GBR YX.9888

Mapcode Global: VH6B9.5898

Plus Code: 9C4R4Q5J+GH

Entry Name: The Old Shop

Listing Date: 18 September 1960

Last Amended: 31 August 2007

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 8762

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On S side of main road through the village to S of Pendre Farm.

County: Powys

Community: Painscastle (Castell-paen)

Community: Painscastle

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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Originally a late medieval cruck-framed hallhouse with timber walls, rebuilt in 1694 retaining its dais-end truss.


Local grey stone; slate roof with stone chimney to L, and gabled dormer towards R. Modern small-pane glazing. Main block is parallel to road with, to L, an advanced 2-storey gabled block with window on each floor. To R of this, in main block, doorway with boarded door, and modern bow window. To R, lean-to section with doorway facing road. To L, lean-to stone garage with boarded doors. To rear, a lower block at right angles.


Not visited but said to retain its dais-end truss.

Reasons for Listing

A C17 century house with late medieval origins in historic centre of Painscastle retaining overall character and cruck from its predecessor.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pendre
    Prominent village location on north side of main through road, set back on slightly rising ground.
  • II Newhouse Barn
    Very prominent barn range lying 30 yards across road to south west of Newhouse and historically belonging to it.
  • II Newhouse
    Prominent village location at cross roads.
  • II Castle Farmhouse
    Lies on east side of Painscastle castle immediately abutting the ramparts.
  • II* Upper House
    Set into the east rampart of the castle bailey.
  • II Lower Pentre Farmhouse
    Lies on the south side of a by-road leading from Painscastle to Llandewi Fach church.
  • II Outbuilding Range running E to lower Pentre Farmhouse
    Lies on the south side of a by-road leading from Painscastle to Llandewi Fach church.
  • II Wern-Fawr Farmhouse
    Isolated position 3km north west of Clyro village. Reached off a lane east of the Clyro to Painscastle by-road.

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