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Little Gaer

A Grade II Listed Building in Gladestry, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1536 / 52°9'13"N

Longitude: -3.081 / 3°4'51"W

OS Eastings: 326138

OS Northings: 251145

OS Grid: SO261511

Mapcode National: GBR F3.6DDH

Mapcode Global: VH77M.K41C

Entry Name: Little Gaer

Listing Date: 31 January 1995

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15346

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 1.6 KM NE of Michaelchurch and close to N side of Brilley Mountain.

County: Powys

Community: Gladestry (Llanfair Llythynwg)

Community: Gladestry

Locality: Michaelchurch-on-Arrow

Traditional County: Radnorshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

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History

C15/C16 cruck house, remodelled in C18.

Exterior

One-and-a-half storeys, long range with former cowhouses at west end. House has large square panel timber framing with brick infill over rubble base, rubble gable end incorporating stack with moulded cap (shows raised roofline to rear), large ridge stack at west end. Three eaves dormers to each elevation, central boarded door, multi-light, small- paned casement windows. Cowhouse range is rubble stone with boarded doors and random small-paned casements. Stone tile roof.

Interior

One cruck couple partially exposed at the west end, has notched lap- jointed collar and appears to be smoke blackened on both sides with no original infill. The later inserted chimney stack is built up against it. Early C18 large open fireplace with rough chamfered timber lintel and bread oven (opening modified), chamfered and scroll stopped beams and moulded wall post in west room. East end rooms modified in later C18 and again in recent years, modern stairs. Former cowhouses have rough stud partition walls and trusses with paired raking braces. One wall incorporates earlier square panel framing.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a picturesque cottage range with substantial sub-medieval fabric.

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