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Latitude: 52.1884 / 52°11'18"N
Longitude: -3.1261 / 3°7'33"W
OS Eastings: 323114
OS Northings: 255061
OS Grid: SO231550
Mapcode National: GBR F1.4770
Mapcode Global: VH69Y.R8Q6
Entry Name: Detached former Smithy Range (near The White Heart)
Listing Date: 31 January 1995
Last Amended: 31 January 1995
Source ID: 15336
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Set into bank 20m SE of Parish Church, abuts churchyard.
Community: Gladestry (Llanfair Llythynwg)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
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.
A former historic inn with unusual fenestration and group value with the Parish Church and Corner House.
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