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Middle Storling

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangunllo, Powys

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Latitude: 52.301 / 52°18'3"N

Longitude: -3.1578 / 3°9'28"W

OS Eastings: 321145

OS Northings: 267618

OS Grid: SO211676

Mapcode National: GBR 9Z.X57H

Mapcode Global: VH69C.6FYD

Entry Name: Middle Storling

Listing Date: 30 June 1992

Last Amended: 30 June 1992

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9124

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Lies along the northern slopes of Storling Bank, approximately 1 km SE of Bleddfa village. Reached off A488.

County: Powys

Community: Llangunllo (Llangynllo)

Community: Llangunllo

Locality: Bleddfa

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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Late C16/early C17 timber-framed, single pile, one and a half storey range with taller, painted rubble stone extension of C18 to the east. Slate roofs, the roof at the earlier end continuing as catslide over a rubble extension to the front; later gabled brick extension in centre of front elevation. The timber-framing is partially exposed to the rear; it has been infilled with stone and half covered with weatherboarding and iron sheeting. A large rubble stack with two offsets and squared upper projects from the west gable end; the surrounding wall has been rebuilt in rubble stone. Further projecting rubble stack with modern brick upper to rear of C18 portion and slender brick stack to the left of front gablet.

Partially glazed panel door to left of centre. First floor leaded light of late C18, also two early C19 cross windows with small-pane glazing. Other windows are various timber casements of late C19 and C20 date.


Exposed beams to all ground floor rooms. The two rooms of the earlier, western, portion each have two beams with chamfer and stepped stops arranged crosswise and a similar beam runs over the partition wall. The latter end of the house has a larger, rougher, square-cut beam and exposed joists. Very large open fireplace to west end room, now boarded over; east end room has partially reconstructed stone lined open fireplace with wood lintel.

The roof trusses and the upper section of the timber framed walls are exposed in the attic rooms. Collar and tie beam trusses with queen post and raking struts, trenched purlins and with distinctive cambered tops to the tie beams. Stone flag flooring and some early boarded doors. Listed for its special interest as a vernacular farmhouse with good interior features in a spectacular and unspoilt landscape setting.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • I Church of St. Mary Magdalene
    Central position in small hamlet of Bleddfa. Nearly circular churchyard set back from triangular green on north side of A488. Ancient site, traditionally founded by the Irish saint Brendan in C6.
  • II Bleddfa Old Rectory
    On SW side of lane, about 50 metres NE of church of St Mary Magdalene
  • II L-Plan range of outbuildings at Dolassey Farm
    Situated to the west of Dolassey Farmhouse towards the head of a small valley, 1 km NW of Bleddfa.

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