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Griffin Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Bronllys, Powys

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Latitude: 52.0333 / 52°1'59"N

Longitude: -3.2659 / 3°15'57"W

OS Eastings: 313255

OS Northings: 237967

OS Grid: SO132379

Mapcode National: GBR YV.G2JS

Mapcode Global: VH6BN.B5T3

Plus Code: 9C4R2PMM+8J

Entry Name: Griffin Inn

Listing Date: 15 December 1995

Last Amended: 15 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16697

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Located at the turn of the A.470 Builth to Brecon road in the centre of Llyswen village.

County: Powys

Community: Bronllys

Community: Bronllys

Locality: Llyswen

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History: A roadside inn, in the C19 belonging to the Glanusk Estate, but with earlier origins. The name is derived from the crest of the Wood coat of arms.

Exterior: Colourwashed stone, partially rendered, with slate roof. The main block is of 2 storeys, four bays, and is cranked around the corner site, the 2nd bay, containing the main entrance, set forward and gabled, and defined by painted stone quoins. Double entrance doors also provided with painted quoins and a painted stone lintel. On either side, the first, third and fourth bays have 12- and 9-paned sashes, the major stack set to the right of the through passage in bay 2. All windows have raised and painted surrounds. Gable stacks with offset course indicating earlier thatch roof. On the SW gable a 1-storey and attic annex, originally the service kitchen, gabled to front, with end stack. Four-panelled door and 12-paned sash window to ground floor; two 6-paned casement windows above. Lean-to structures are attached at both ends.

Interior: Through passage from central door. Room on right has end stack with heavy timber lintel, that on left entered behind main axial stack. Annex has chamfered cross beams and oven and stair at the sides of the end stack.

Included as a prominently sited building associated with the local Glanusk estate and retaining historic character.

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  • II Star House
    Located immediately S of the centre of the village, at the end of a row of two, and detached on the right. At one time an inn or 'beer-house'.
  • II Church of St. Gwendoline
    Located immediately NE of the centre of the village, approximately 60m from the A.470.
  • II Lower House Farmhouse
    A farmhouse set at right angles to the road, backing on to the farmyard to the NW.
  • II Llyswen Presbyterian Church
    Located within its own linear churchyard, alongside the main Builth to Crickhowell Road, just beyond the S end of Llyswen village. The churchyard has a stone wall with a gate opening along the road f
  • II Boughrood Bridge
    Located off the A.470 N of Llyswen village, and forming the major bridge across the Wye between Glasbury and Erwood.
  • II Toll Cottage at Boughrood Bridge
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  • II* Y Dderw
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  • II Barn at W side of farmyard at Y Dderw
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