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Berry Hill House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Nevern, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0264 / 52°1'35"N

Longitude: -4.817 / 4°49'1"W

OS Eastings: 206833

OS Northings: 240192

OS Grid: SN068401

Mapcode National: GBR CS.GFTV

Mapcode Global: VH2MZ.GB9D

Entry Name: Berry Hill House

Listing Date: 27 October 1992

Last Amended: 27 October 1992

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12757

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on E side of road running N from Penybont Bridge, some 1 km N of bridge.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Nevern (Nanhyfer)

Community: Nevern

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Early C19 small country house, under construction 1810, built for the Bowens of Llwyngwair.

House was built for William Bowen (1761-1822), third son of George Bowen of Llwyngwair. Occupied by Reverend.D.Griffiths, vicar of Nevern (died 1834).

Exterior

Square rubble stone with some banding, roughcast to rear, with hipped slate roofs and stone ridge stacks. L-plan. Main front has two-storey three-window front of 12-pane sashes with slate sills and cut stone voussoirs. Centre door in tall square-headed doorcase, with flush-panelled 6-panel door and fanlight with radiating bars. Reeded timber pilasters each side. C20 hipped roughcast porch. Paired brackets to eaves. Two stacks on ridge. E front is similar 3-window range, with two ridge stacks. W end has tall pointed stair light with glazing bar sash and traceried head. Rear court is roughcast, with blank N wall to main house and two-window range to W-facing return.

Interior

House has unaltered early C19 interiors with plaster cornices, six-panel doors, window shutters and fireplaces complete. Entrance hall runs through to spine hall with plaster arches. SE room has black slate fireplace and W wall arched recess with horizontally fluted pilasters. SW room has white marble fireplace and acanthus cornice with grape scroll ceiling border. Small E side room with dado panelling and cast-iron Regency-style grate. At W end is dog-leg stair with stick balusters, moulded rail and scroll brackets to tread ends. Ceiling with plaster cornice and rose. Upper spine corridor has ceiling in panels between elliptical arches on console brackets. Plaster cornices. Vaulted cellar under W side.

Reasons for Listing

A fine example of a small Regency-style country house, little altered apart from porch and removal of roughcast on main elevations.

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