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Plas esgair

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanbrynmair, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5958 / 52°35'44"N

Longitude: -3.6529 / 3°39'10"W

OS Eastings: 288137

OS Northings: 301057

OS Grid: SH881010

Mapcode National: GBR 9B.9H8M

Mapcode Global: WH68P.V0PV

Plus Code: 9C4RH8WW+8R

Entry Name: Plas esgair

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Last Amended: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18135

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house is located in its own grounds approached by a long driveway from the road, approximately 550m N of Llan church.

County: Powys

Community: Llanbrynmair (Llanbryn-mair)

Community: Llanbrynmair

Locality: Llan

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Built about 1780 on a site occupied from an earlier date. It was heightened by one storey c.1820-30, reroofed and a verandah added.


Rubble stonework and a slate roof. Two storeys, later three, 3 bays, with a contemporary 4-bay rear service wing. Wide boxed eaves with sparse modillion brackets. Gable stacks. Main entrance at approach side at start of service wing; door in a glazed screen, all with Gothic pattern glazing bars, and a similarly glazed door and screen on to the verandah at the opposite side. Twelve-paned sashes extending to near the ground on the ground floor, 9-pane to first floor, and 6-pane to top floor. A later canted bay window occupies the right bay of the ground floor. Rear wing has 6-pane sashes. The verandah, probably altered, with timber posts supporting a slated roof, covers the 3 sides. Rendered extension to left, with canted ends.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well preserved gentry house in an area where such social distinctions are rare.

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