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A Grade II Listed Building in Llandinam, Powys

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Latitude: 52.4871 / 52°29'13"N

Longitude: -3.443 / 3°26'34"W

OS Eastings: 302113

OS Northings: 288669

OS Grid: SO021886

Mapcode National: GBR 9M.JDYR

Mapcode Global: VH687.8RP7

Plus Code: 9C4RFHP4+VR

Entry Name: Broneirion

Listing Date: 26 November 1996

Last Amended: 26 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17775

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located approximately 400m across the bridge, W of the junction of the road with the A.470. It is flanked by the 'U'-plan stable block on the S side now roofed over, and overlooking the rock valley

County: Powys

Community: Llandinam

Community: Llandinam

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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The house was the first and only mansion built by David Davies, the locally born and eminent industrialist, for himself. 1864-5, by David Walker of Poundley and Walker. The house was extended to the rear in 1910 by his son, Edward Davies, and was sold to the World Chief Guide in 1947.


Mansion in Italianate style. Ashlar limestone with slate roofs. Two storeys, attic and cellars. The main E front overlooking the valley is of 5 bays, the centre 3 bays projecting, diminishing to 1 bay at first floor level. It is symmetrical but for the main entrance in the right bay; an arched opening carried on twisted stone columns. Ground floor is channel rusticated with quoins, the upper floor stuccoed. Plate glass sash windows, single and in pairs. The windows of the centre and end bays of the upper floor are framed, with entablature and aprons. Attic windows break the strong eaves, the dentilled cornice rising over them as a stilted round-headed arch, with spike finial. Stacks placed symmetrically. The N front, overlooking the bowling green, is of 7 bays, the E bay projecting, canted and gabled, with carved spandrels over the windows, including a fine scene with Ceres, bearing the date 1864. Four-paned sashes and four round-headed raised dormers. The S side has a canted 3-storey bay. The rear extension is set back, and has a large transomed window on the S side lighting the billiard room, with stained glass in the head lights.


Mostly refitted c. 1910. Main entrance leads to inner hall with open-well dog-leg oak stair to left. Drawing room on S side, with lateral marble fireplace, and dentilled cornice. Library on N side has bookshelves either side of central fireplace, with leather dust pelmets to the shelves. Dining room to rear, at centre of N front. Added billiard room has inglenook recess flanked by light oak Ionic columns, and free-style fireplace with beaten copper hood and ornamental plasterwork chimney breast.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a handsome example of the Italianate style, and for association with David Davies, an important figure in the industrial development of Wales.

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  • II Broneirion Lodge
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  • II Retaining walls, gates and piers to Broneirion
    Located in front of the lodge at the bottom of the driveway leading up to Broneirion, 350m approximately across the Severn from the village centre.
  • II* Llandinam Bridge
    Set at right angles to the main A.470 on the northern edge of Llandinam village, and carrying the by-road west over the River Severn.
  • II* Statue and pedestal, to David Davies of Llandinam
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  • II Church of St Llonio
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  • II Malthouse Cottage
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  • II Llandinam Institute
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  • II 1 Trelonydd
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