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Detached belltower at the church of St. Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bronllys, Powys

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Latitude: 52.006 / 52°0'21"N

Longitude: -3.2486 / 3°14'54"W

OS Eastings: 314392

OS Northings: 234914

OS Grid: SO143349

Mapcode National: GBR YW.HSYQ

Mapcode Global: VH6BN.MVZ1

Plus Code: 9C4R2Q42+CH

Entry Name: Detached belltower at the church of St. Mary

Listing Date: 28 September 1961

Last Amended: 15 December 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16833

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located within the churchyard of the Church of St. Mary, approximately 10m NE of the chancel.

County: Powys

Community: Bronllys

Community: Bronllys

Built-Up Area: Bronllys

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Exterior: Probably C13. A detached bell tower for the church. Tightly laid laminated sandstone with a tiled pyramidal roof. Central weathercock. The tower is of two stages, the lower set on a low plinth, the upper stepped in and having two ogee-headed openings on each side. Further small rectangular lights on the E, N and W sides. Modern door on W side facing towards church.

Included at Grade II* as an early medieval structure, contemporary with the occupation of the castle and as a rare surviving British example of a detached medieval belltower.
Reference: Haslam, R. 'Buildings of Wales' Powys (1979), 302.

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