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Dolforgan sawmill

A Grade II Listed Building in Kerry, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5013 / 52°30'4"N

Longitude: -3.264 / 3°15'50"W

OS Eastings: 314297

OS Northings: 290012

OS Grid: SO142900

Mapcode National: GBR 9V.HH2Y

Mapcode Global: VH68B.CDVD

Plus Code: 9C4RGP2P+GC

Entry Name: Dolforgan sawmill

Listing Date: 12 September 1996

Last Amended: 12 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17293

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Located at the W end of the village, set gable on the N side of the road to Newtown.

County: Powys

Town: Newtown

Community: Kerry (Ceri)

Community: Kerry

Locality: Dolforgan

Built-Up Area: Kerry

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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The sawmill, with the former stables and piggery, provided a consciously picturesque group of service building in the park of Dolforgan hall, built by the Willans family in 1900. Now converted to a dwelling.


Of brick, having a slate roof with openwork crested ridges and heavily carved timber bargeboards. The brick is painted white, and decorated with black-painted design representing elaborate timber framing. Two storeys, three bays, the centre bay narrower, containing the former entrance recessed under a segmental painted brick arch. The central bay is gabled to the E, and contains a clock with gilded figures, and the date 1900. C20 timber and plastic windows. At the centre is an open timber bellcote supported on posts standing on the ridges, and having spike finials, retaining its bell. Attached to the N gable end is a lower outbuilding with similar painted walls and slate roof, and a steeply pointed bellcote, set at an angle to the ridge.


Interior not accessible at the time of inspection (January 1996).

Reasons for Listing

Included as one of a group of estate buildings Dolforgan estate, designed to promulgate a perceived local vernacular, and which make a visual impact at the approach to Kerry.

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  • II Arhosfa
    Located within the prominent group of service buildings, by the side of the main Kerry to Newtown road, and set behind Sunnycroft.
  • II Sunnycroft
    Located at the W end of the village, set on the N side and parallel to the road to Newtown.
  • II Dolforgan Lodge (West) with gate screen, piers and gate formerly to Dolforgan Hall
    Located against the main road, and set on a splay to flank the bellmouth entrance to the former driveway.
  • II Dolforgan Lodge (East)
    Located against the main road, and set on a splay to flank the bellmouth entrance to the former driveway.
  • II Fountain in S garden at Dolforgen Hall
    Located immediately in front of the S elevation of Dolforgan Hall, and at the centre of the geometric box-hedged knot garden.
  • II Driveway bridge over Afon Miwl
    Located on the former driveway from Dolforgan Lodges to Dolforgan Hall.
  • II Coachhouse at Dolforgan Hall
    The coachhouse is located on the approach road to Dolforgan Hall from the E, and lies immediately W of the Hall itself.
  • II* Dolforgan Hall
    Located on the valley bottom at the end of a driveway leading off the main road 1km W of Kerry village, and set amid its former estate, with stable building, formal garden, and shrubbery.

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