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Apple House at Glanhafren Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Mochdre, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5042 / 52°30'15"N

Longitude: -3.3526 / 3°21'9"W

OS Eastings: 308283

OS Northings: 290449

OS Grid: SO082904

Mapcode National: GBR 9Q.HC7C

Mapcode Global: VH688.TBY3

Plus Code: 9C4RGJ3W+MW

Entry Name: Apple House at Glanhafren Hall

Listing Date: 26 September 1996

Last Amended: 26 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17329

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the NE (rear) of Glanhafren Hall, and at the SE corner of a group of farm buildings. Glanhafren Hall stands on the N side of the A486, and on the right bank of the River Severn. The S wall of the

County: Powys

Town: Newtown

Community: Mochdre

Community: Mochdre

Locality: Penstrowed

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Although the building is not shown on the 1840 Mochdre Tithe Map the upper brick structure may have been added to a single storey building at the time of the remodelling of the Hall in c.1810 to provide a dovecote above a loose box.


Two storeys and square in plan, of random rubble to the lower storey, brick upper, with pyramidal slate roof, and wooden lantern. Lantern is square with cusped openings under a tie roof, which is leaded and has projecting eaves supported by bracketed corbels, and a pinnacle. Projecting eaves with cornice, supported on bracketed wooden corbels, with a boarded soffit. Upper storey with segmental openings on S, E, and N sides, all boarded up. On the W side a stairway of hammer dressed stone leads to a doorway under a segmental head. Lower storey has a doorway in the south side, with a segmental head built into the brickwork of the upper storey. Planked door. Random rubble S wall extends to W with brick upper courses and coping, and incorporates a second doorway, which also has a segmental head in brick. Planked door gives access to the stairway to the upper storey. Cobbled surface on the S side of the building.


Lower storey has a cobbled floor. Upper storey was not accessible at the time of inspection (January 1996), but may have been built with wooden nest boxes.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an ornate and distinctive dovecote of the later C19, and for group value with Glanhafren Hall.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Glanhafren Hall
    On N side of A486, and right bank of River Severn. Set well back from the road amid open pasture, and enclosed by a metal fence on the E and S side, and by a driveway and yard on the N and W sides.
  • II Glanhafren Hall gateway
    Situated on the A489, north side, approximately 1/4 mile west of Dulais Bridge.
  • II Middle Scafell
    Alongside a farm track three quarters of a mile West of Milford.
  • II Glandulais Farmhouse
    Situated at the end of a farm road on the S side of the A489. The house is surrounded by open pasture, with a caravan park on the W side.
  • II Barn at Ysgafell
    In a farmyard at the side of the road near the community boundary. Sited upslope and behind the farmhouse.
  • II Cogan Cottage
    Located to the E of the church and the village on the W side of the B4568 set down from the road, approaching the flood plain of the River Severn.
  • II Stables at Milford Hall
    On the north bank of the River Severn and approached via a driveway adjoining Mill Fields. Situated directly behind the house.
  • II Coach House at Milford Hall
    On the north bank of the River Severn and approached via a driveway adjoining Mill Fields. Situated directly behind the house.

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