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South tower in the inner front garden with garden wall running to SW ring of the house

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gwernyfed, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.021 / 52°1'15"N

Longitude: -3.1925 / 3°11'32"W

OS Eastings: 318269

OS Northings: 236515

OS Grid: SO182365

Mapcode National: GBR YY.GW6T

Mapcode Global: VH6BP.MG3J

Entry Name: South tower in the inner front garden with garden wall running to SW ring of the house

Listing Date: 28 September 1961

Last Amended: 15 December 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17051

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at the SE corner of the inner courtyard in front of Old Gwernyfed.

County: Powys

Community: Gwernyfed

Community: Gwernyfed

Locality: Felindre

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Exterior

Circular tower of 2 storeys of rubble sandstone, with a conical stone slated roof, the upper floor containing a dovecote of 10 tiers of nestboxes. Floor missing. Stone string at plinth level, and two blocked 2-light hollow chamfered stone windows. The ground floor has a depressed Tudor chamfered doorcase at the garden corner, and the upper floor is approached independently by a walled dog-leg stair from a Tudor headed gate in the S garden wall, and originally had a raking roof. Similar chamfered stone doorcase into the tower at the head of the stair, with label with dropped out-turned ends over.

Rubble stone garden boundary wall approximately 1.8m high leads from the tower to the corner of the SW wing of the house, including a doorway adjacent to that wing.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an important garden feature in the Grade I assemblage of historic buildings at Old Gwernyfed.

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