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Elan Valley Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhayader, Powys

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Latitude: 52.2719 / 52°16'19"N

Longitude: -3.5656 / 3°33'56"W

OS Eastings: 293271

OS Northings: 264909

OS Grid: SN932649

Mapcode National: GBR 9G.YSYN

Mapcode Global: VH5CW.45W5

Plus Code: 9C4R7CCM+QQ

Entry Name: Elan Valley Lodge

Listing Date: 31 July 1995

Last Amended: 31 July 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16206

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Above main village street, towards NW end of village.

County: Powys

Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)

Community: Rhayader

Locality: Elan Village

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Former school built by City of Birmingham for education of children of the village built for maintenance workers at Elan Valley reservoir scheme. Designed between 1906 and 1909 by Buckland, Haywood, & Farmer, architects, of Birmingham.


Arts & Crafts style. Brown rubble with bathstone dressings, slate roof. Mullioned windows. Main block has louvred ventilator with pyramidal roof and pinnacle. Roof half-hipped (3-light mullioned windows to ends) and sweeps down at sides over 3-light windows; between these, 3 tall gables with large mullioned and transomed windows. To L, lower block with gable to front; to R, single storey blocks. Rear has 3 large gables with tall windows. To R of main block is tower with saddleback roof; to front, louvred camber-headed opening with bathstone panel below with shield, to sides 3-light louvred openings.

Reasons for Listing

Included as striking example of building type, forming part of group of early C20 Arts & Crafts buildings in Elan Village.

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