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Latitude: 52.6379 / 52°38'16"N
Longitude: -3.1547 / 3°9'17"W
OS Eastings: 321954
OS Northings: 305087
OS Grid: SJ219050
Mapcode National: GBR 9Z.6ZZB
Mapcode Global: WH79P.HYZL
Entry Name: No 8 Sarn-y-bryn-caled Cottages
Listing Date: 11 March 1981
Last Amended: 29 February 1996
Source ID: 16811
Building Class: Domestic
Location: The cottages are on the old line of the Welshpool-Newtown Road, cut-off by the Welshpool by-pass and now a by-road leading to the canal at Belan Lock
Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
History: The cottages form part of a small settlement, developed by the Powis Estate to house its agricultural workers, between c1830 and 1881. This pair was built between 1861 and 1871.
Description: Coursed and squared snecked local sandstone to main front, the rest brick; graded slate roof with axial brick stack. 2 storeys, each a single unit plan with shared rear wing. Paired central doorways - battened plank doors in simple shallow timber porches (No 7 retains the original, with decorative panelling to architrave). Flanking windows are iron small-paned casements, with flat arched voussoir heads to ground floor.
Part of a group of model cottages forming an excellent example of a small estate settlement which retains much of its original character.
Reference: Stephen Hughes, The Archaeology of the Montgomeryshire Canal, 1988, p.92.
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