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Attached chapel cottage (also known as Rookwood Cottage)

A Grade II Listed Building in Clyro, Powys

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Latitude: 52.0995 / 52°5'58"N

Longitude: -3.128 / 3°7'40"W

OS Eastings: 322826

OS Northings: 245173

OS Grid: SO228451

Mapcode National: GBR F1.9SVF

Mapcode Global: VH6BB.QHPC

Plus Code: 9C4R3VXC+QQ

Entry Name: Attached chapel cottage (also known as Rookwood Cottage)

Listing Date: 31 January 1995

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15321

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on sloping site approximately 100 metres south-east of the A 438 and 2km north-east of Clyro.

County: Powys

Community: Clyro (Cleirwy)

Community: Clyro

Locality: Bronydd

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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C16 or C17 origins as a timber-framed building; partly rebuilt in stone in C18 and then in the C19 the uphill end was converted into a Baptist Chapel. The whole building was perhaps originally a barn although it is also said to have been formerly a Drovers' Inn.


L-plan 2-storey slate-roofed building with the chapel set into the slope and the cottage at the base across the slope; rubble plinth. The cottage has rubble end walls incorporating projecting chimney stacks and the rubble lower half of the front wall probably replaces lost timber-framing; the upper floor retains square-panel framing. C20 glazing, largely small timber casements, and part-glazed door under plain hood. The cross range forming the chapel has a stone-tile roof and weatherboarded side walls over the high plinth; the rendered gable end has a gabled porch. Similar fenestration.


The cottage has substantial jowelled wall posts and roof trusses together with exposed chamfered beams and some exposed wall framing. The chapel has a plain interior with large tie beam trusses partially exposed beneath modern boarded ceiling at collar level. Simple boarded reading desk up steps at south end.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for the special interest of the timber-framed origins and local non-conformist history.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bronydd Baptist Chapel
    Situated on sloping site approximately 100 metres south-east of the A 438 and 2km north-east of Clyro.
  • II Summerhouse in grounds of Rookwood
    Lies 100 metres south-west of Rookwood, and close to the Bronydd Baptist Chapel.
  • II Rookwood
    Below the main road, 2+ km north east of Clyro.
  • II Courtyard Outbuildings to rear of Rookwood
    Below the main road, 2+ km north east of Clyro.
  • II Milestone
    At the side of the main A438 approximately 2km north-east of Clyro village.
  • II Cabalva Farm Farmhouse
    Set below the main road approximately 3km north-east of Clyro and to south-west of Cabalva House. Faces across the Wye valley.
  • II Barn at Cabalva Farm
    Set in the slope at the far end of the farmyard to north-east of Cabalva Farmhouse. Cabalva Farm is approximately 3km north-east of Clyro.
  • II Milestone
    Situated on north side of redundant length of A438 (now by-passed) 4km north east of Clyro, close to Cabalva Farm.

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