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Gate piers, gates and screen to the E drive of Maesllwch Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Glasbury, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0569 / 52°3'24"N

Longitude: -3.198 / 3°11'52"W

OS Eastings: 317953

OS Northings: 240517

OS Grid: SO179405

Mapcode National: GBR YY.DFD0

Mapcode Global: VH6BH.JK5H

Entry Name: Gate piers, gates and screen to the E drive of Maesllwch Castle

Listing Date: 18 January 1996

Last Amended: 18 January 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17218

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at a bend of the minor road leading off the Brecon to Hereford Road to Ffynnon Gynnydd.

County: Powys

Community: Glasbury (Y Clas-ar-wy)

Community: Glasbury

Locality: Maesllwch

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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Exterior

Built c.1830-40 by Robert Lugar in connection with his rebuilding of Maesllwch Castle for Walter Wilkins. The screen comprises central gatepiers, with iron railings on a low stone wall on either side, ending in terminal piers, the right side curved back to follow the road.

Gatepiers are of sandstone, octagonal, approximately 3.5m high, each with moulded base, all facets having cinquefoiled headed recessed panels, and moulded capital. The low walls are of rock-faced stone with weathered copings. carrying cast-iron railings having fleur-de-lys terminals, supported by similar stanchions with scrolled brackets to the rear. The rails rise to meet the central gatepiers. The terminal piers are also rock-faced, with chamfered corners, necking and moulded capitals.

The gates have double central rail, dog rails below and the rails arched below the top rail. Fleur-de-lys terminals.

Reasons for Listing

Of group value with the East Lodge, and part of the designed scheme for the rebuilding of the Grade II castle.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II East Lodge to Maesllwch Castle
    Located at a bend of the minor road leading off the Brecon to Hereford Road to Ffynnon Gynnydd. The lodge stands just within the gates, on the N side of the driveway.
  • II Stables and Coachhouse at Glan Hen Wye
    Located on the E side of the road from the A,.438 Brecon to Hereford Road, approximately 200m from the junction. The stables and coach-houses lie to the rear of the house, on the NE side.
  • II Glan Hen Wye
    Located on the E side and close to the junction of the road leading off the A.438 to Ffynnon Gynnydd, opposite the eastern driveway to Maesllwch Castle.
  • II Milestone
    Located to the north-east of Glan-hen-Wye in the verge of the road, on a gentle bend.
  • I Maesyronnen United Reformed Chapel
    The chapel and adjoining cottage lie at the end of a lane off the road from the A.438 Hereford to Brecon Road to Ffynnon Gynnydd, near the top of a steep bank and overlooking the Cilcenni Dingle.
  • I Cottage attached to Maesyronnen United Reformed Chapel
    The chapel and adjoining cottage lie at the end of a lane off the road from the A.438 Hereford to Brecon Road to Ffynnon Gynnydd, near the top of a steep bank and overlooking the Cilcenni Dingle.
  • II Maesllwch Castle
    Maesllwch Castle stands prominently on a hillside ledge approximately 1 mile N of Glasbury village, providing extensive views over the Wye valley and the Black Mountains of Breconshire. The origina
  • II Bryn-yr-hydd
    Bryn-yr-hydd lies prominently on a bend on the small road leading from the A.438 N of Glasbury to Bryn-yr-hydd farm and, beyond the brow of the hill, Bryn-yr-hydd Common, from there are wide views ove

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