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Pen-y-borfa fawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Caersws, Powys

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Latitude: 52.521 / 52°31'15"N

Longitude: -3.4408 / 3°26'27"W

OS Eastings: 302334

OS Northings: 292432

OS Grid: SO023924

Mapcode National: GBR 9M.G7HS

Mapcode Global: VH681.9WTS

Plus Code: 9C4RGHC5+9M

Entry Name: Pen-y-borfa fawr

Listing Date: 5 November 1996

Last Amended: 5 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17547

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located approximately 1Km N of Caersws village, with its gable end to the road.

County: Powys

Community: Caersws (Caers┼Ás)

Community: Caersws

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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A tall estate house, probably built in the mid C19, perhaps for the Williams-Wynne Estate.


Coursed squared greywacke rubble, with slate roof. Two storeys and attic, 3 bays, the centre bay sharply gabled, and a 2-storey 1-bay central rear wing. Central panelled door with tall margin-glazed overlight, set deeply in panelled reveals. Twelve-paned sashes in openings with slightly cambered heads, but the attic gable has a pointed headed sash window with intersecting glazing bars. Wide boxed eaves, bracketed from a high set corbelling course, and the centre gable has cusped openwork bargeboards. Gable stacks.
The rear wing is slate hung, and has 12-paned sashes and a gable stack.


Not accessible at time of inspection, (May 1996).

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well designed and preserved mid C19 house, with added interest as built as an imposing estate dwelling.

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