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Gro Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Berriew, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5958 / 52°35'44"N

Longitude: -3.1921 / 3°11'31"W

OS Eastings: 319346

OS Northings: 300445

OS Grid: SJ193004

Mapcode National: GBR 9Y.9GRY

Mapcode Global: WH7B1.Y03T

Plus Code: 9C4RHRW5+84

Entry Name: Gro Cottage

Listing Date: 26 October 1953

Last Amended: 21 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16393

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Just off the main A483 immediately to the N of its crossing of the River Rhiw.

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Community: Berriew

Locality: Refail

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Probably C17 in origin, remodelled by the Vaynor Estate c1850.


Timber framed with slate roofs. Brick axial stack, with square base and octagonal shafts, of a type associated with the Vaynor Estate. Box framing with plastered panel infill, and some painted brick. One and a half storeyed, 3-unit plan, with axial stack. Baffle entry (in added porch), and casement windows (formerly with latticed panes) with canopy hoods. Similar windows in rear elevation, and a canted bay window to the left. Gabled dormers within the roof. Weather-boarded outbuilding adjoins the house to the SW.

Reasons for Listing

A good example of the way in which a vernacular cottage was remodelled by the Vaynor Estate during the C19.

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