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Llanbrynmair Railway Station and house

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanbrynmair, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.614 / 52°36'50"N

Longitude: -3.6308 / 3°37'50"W

OS Eastings: 289679

OS Northings: 303055

OS Grid: SH896030

Mapcode National: GBR 9C.8GQ0

Mapcode Global: WH68J.6K9C

Entry Name: Llanbrynmair Railway Station and house

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Last Amended: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18118

Building Class: Transport

Location: The railway passes to the N of the village. The station is approximately 100m from the junction of the lane with the A470.

County: Powys

Community: Llanbrynmair (Llanbryn-mair)

Community: Llanbrynmair

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Llanbrynmair lies on the Newtown to Machynlleth railway line which was constructed following the Act of 1857, and became part of the Cambrian Railway network in 1864; the Londonderry's of Machynlleth were closely involved and the contactors were David Davies and Thomas Savin. It was completed in 1862. Llanbrynmair station is an example of a rural station on this line, dated 1864, and therefore contemporary with the formation of the Cambrian Railway.

Exterior

Single storey station with attached 2-storey stationmaster's house at the W end behind the long platform. Snecked bullnosed rubble construction with slate roof and stone chimneys with yellow terracotta pots, but one of red brick on the gable of the house. Ornate cusped bargeboards to gable ends and to the front gable of the house - most retain their finials and pendants. The station has a 4-bay platform front set back under a canopied roof, with cross-frame windows and 4-panelled door to the right. The front of the 'L'-plan stationmaster's house has an advanced gable with a 3-light cross window in the end and a similar gable treatment to the dormer gable on the main range set back on the right. Flat roofed extension attached to the W end of the house.

Interior

Not accessible at the time of inspection (August 1996).

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a well preserved rural station dating from the early years of the Cambrian Railway.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Milestone at Llanbrynmair Bridge
    Located in the pavement on the reformed approach to the bridge.
  • II Wynnstay Arms
    The building is prominently located at the centre of the village, in the angle between the main A.470 Caersws to Machynlleth Road and the Pandy Road up the Tafolog Valley.
  • II Bryn llys
    The house is located on rising ground, set back from the main A470 and approached through fine iron gates on cast iron stanchions, to a long angled driveway. Further iron gates to the front garden.
  • II Coed Cae
    The farmhouse is located approximately 600m S of the centre of the village, and is set with its left gable to the road. The farm buildings lie to the N.
  • II Cwm gwyn
    Located on a bank overlooking the Afon Rhiwsaeson at the centre of the small hamlet at Pandy.
  • II Milestone at the N end of Dol-fach
    Located in the grassed verge near the N end of the layby on the NW end of the hamlet of Dol-fâch.
  • II Diosg
    Farmhouse located on a platform site at the head of its farmyard, at the foot of the Newydd Ffynyddog, above the small township of Dol-fâch, and accessed by a farm road from the centre of Dol-fâch.

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