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A Grade II Listed Building in Kerry, Powys

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Latitude: 52.501 / 52°30'3"N

Longitude: -3.2634 / 3°15'48"W

OS Eastings: 314333

OS Northings: 289983

OS Grid: SO143899

Mapcode National: GBR 9V.HH7F

Mapcode Global: VH68B.DD3L

Plus Code: 9C4RGP2P+9J

Entry Name: Sunnycroft

Listing Date: 12 September 1996

Last Amended: 12 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17294

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at the W end of the village, set on the N side and parallel to 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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Formerly stables, and one of a group of consciously picturesque group of service building in the park of Dolforgan hall, built by the Willans family c1900. Now converted to a dwelling.


Brick and slate roof, with openwork blue clayware ridges, the brick is painted white, and decorated with black-painted design representing elaborate timber framing. Central two-storey cross wing, gabled to the front, with two bay single storey wings each side, the W sing continued as open garages with cambered brick arches, all accessed from the rear. All gables have elaborately cut openwork bargeboards terminating in eaves and apex spikes. At the centre of the cross block, a small raised shingled ridge ventilator. C20 timber and plastic windows.

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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    Located within the prominent group of service buildings, by the side of the main Kerry to Newtown road, and set behind Sunnycroft.
  • II Dolforgan sawmill
    Located at the W end of the village, set gable on the N side of 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 Driveway bridge over Afon Miwl
    Located on the former driveway from Dolforgan Lodges to Dolforgan Hall.
  • 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 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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