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Old Vicarage

A Grade II Listed Building in Glasbury, Powys

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Latitude: 52.0675 / 52°4'2"N

Longitude: -3.1799 / 3°10'47"W

OS Eastings: 319216

OS Northings: 241669

OS Grid: SO192416

Mapcode National: GBR YY.CZVJ

Mapcode Global: VH6BH.T9SD

Plus Code: 9C4R3R8C+X2

Entry Name: Old Vicarage

Listing Date: 18 January 1996

Last Amended: 18 January 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17208

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The Old Vicarage is located in the village, 200m SW of the parish church, set in its own gardens, and facing the road to Moity and Gogia, and 150m from the main A.438 Brecon to Hereford road.

County: Powys

Community: Glasbury (Y Clas-ar-wy)

Community: Glasbury

Locality: Llowes

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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The present unassuming house contains a 3-bay sub-medieval cruck built hall house, adapted in the late C16-early C17 by the insertion of an axial stack to form a lobby entry [Type D] plan. The house was the first residence of Revd. 'Tom' Williams, vicar from 1859, and friend of Francis Kilvert, curate at neighbouring Clyro.


Grey sandstone rubble with stone slate roof. One storey, raised at the front to 2 storeys, 3 bays, lobby entry plan with a lean-to stone porch between bays 2 and 3, opposite the main stack. Additional S gable stack. Door in C20 extension at the N end. C20 double-glazed windows with concrete lintels, the upper windows slightly breaking through eaves and the roof raised in a shallow rake. The roof extends down at the rear, and has an external stack.


The building retains evidence for 4 pairs of crucks defining a central 1-bay open hall, with parlour at S end, and services in the N bay. Double axial ovolo moulded beams in parlour, flanking position of earlier stair, the present stair now in the N end kitchen bay. The second truss, of full crucks, spans 6m, and has tie and 2 collars lap-trenched and half-dovetailed on N side, the crucks vertically butted and tenoned at the apex, carry a halved circular timber set flat.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a small but relatively complete cruck built house of the sub-medieval period, possibly originally erected for a priest.

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  • II 2 Albert Terrace
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  • II 3 Albert Terrace
    Located at the centre of Llowes, the terrace is set end-on to the road to Painscastle.
  • II Barn Cottage
    Located in Llowes village, above Albert Cottages and opposite the turn to Llowes mill, set parallel to the road.
  • II Church of St Meilig
    The church is set in an oval churchyard at the centre of the small village, standing back from the A.438 Brecon to Hereford road.
  • II Former Mill
    In the centre of Llowes village adjacent to a minor road leading through the village to the north.
  • II The Radnor Arms PH
    Located on the S side of the A.438 Hereford to Brecon road, which now separates the building from the village of Llowes.
  • II Vicarage House
    Located on rising ground facing S, with a driveway leading down to the junction of the Moity Road with the realigned A.438.

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