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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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
Source ID: 17051
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Located at the SE corner of the inner courtyard in front of Old Gwernyfed.
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
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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