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Little House, also known as Gwerneirin Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandinam, Powys

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Latitude: 52.4909 / 52°29'27"N

Longitude: -3.4505 / 3°27'1"W

OS Eastings: 301610

OS Northings: 289095

OS Grid: SO016890

Mapcode National: GBR 9L.J548

Mapcode Global: VH687.4NPC

Plus Code: 9C4RFGRX+8Q

Entry Name: Little House, also known as Gwerneirin Cottage

Listing Date: 26 November 1996

Last Amended: 26 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17785

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The Cottage is set close to the road, beside a former trackway to Middle Gwern-eirin farm, for which it probably formed a lodge.

County: Powys

Community: Llandinam

Community: Llandinam

Locality: Gwerneirin

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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The cottage bears the date 1692, originally over the door, now reset over the window since a porch was added.


Timber framed, with whitewashed infill panels, hipped slate roof replacing thatch after 1920. Single storey, with roof space converted to an attic bedroom in c.1960's when a gabled dormer was added. Square panel framing, without braces, 9 panels long by 4 wide, and 2 panels high. C20 door within open porch and paned timber windows renewed in earlier openings. Brick stack.


The door opens to a lobby against the timber framed stack. Living room to left, with central spine beam with ogee chamfer stops. Timber framed cross partition has doors to a parlour, and a small service room. Behind the stack a second service room or parlour. The stack has a stone built oven on the rear wall.

Reasons for Listing

Included, notwithstanding alterations and loss of thatch and original windows, as an example of a particularly rare type of small rural dwelling, which still retains its original form.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Broneirion
    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
  • II Broneirion Lodge
    Located at the end of the avenue leading straight from Llandinam Bridge, at the bottom of the sinuous driveway to Broneirion, and backed by mature C19 planting.
  • 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
    Situated at the roadside, set back from the eastern end of Llandinam Bridge.
  • II Church of St Llonio
    Located immediately N of the village centre, on a spur jutting into the Severn valley, and within a fortified promontory fort, the defensive bank forming, until recently, the N boundary of the churchy
  • II Malthouse Cottage
    The cottage is located beneath the S side of the churchyard, within a terrace of cottages.
  • II Llandinam Institute
    Located in a prominent position in the centre of the village.

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