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The White Heart

A Grade II Listed Building in Gladestry, Powys

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Latitude: 52.1885 / 52°11'18"N

Longitude: -3.1265 / 3°7'35"W

OS Eastings: 323082

OS Northings: 255073

OS Grid: SO230550

Mapcode National: GBR F1.472L

Mapcode Global: VH69Y.R8G3

Plus Code: 9C4R5VQF+C9

Entry Name: The White Heart

Listing Date: 31 January 1995

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15335

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Set into bank 20m SE of Parish Church, abuts churchyard.

County: Powys

Community: Gladestry (Llanfair Llythynwg)

Community: Gladestry

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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C16, former Drover's Inn and, in C19, village shop. Major renovations in 1980's.


Two storeys. Partial survival of original square panel timber frame with later brick nogging to south front, elsewhere rubble walls, weatherboarded east gable. Stone tile roofs. Projecting rubble stack to west gable, rubble eaves stack to north wall. Modern doors and windows including continuous row of first floor casements facing S. In south-west corner is small single storey rubble block, the former shop.

Adjacent to the house a detached rubble/slate block with brick dressings. Formerly the smithy/stable serving the Inn. The forge, bellows and cooling trough are all in situ.


Some C16 wall framing including chamfered door frames with masons mitres and original central truss. West room has range, bread oven and what is possibly a stew-warmer, a massive stone block with two fire holes for pans to sit over. On the upper floor a large room with external entrance and oven hob grate.

Reasons for Listing

A former historic inn with unusual fenestration and group value with the Parish Church and Corner House.

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