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Tregynon School Boundary Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Tregynon, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5782 / 52°34'41"N

Longitude: -3.337 / 3°20'13"W

OS Eastings: 309498

OS Northings: 298658

OS Grid: SO094986

Mapcode National: GBR 9R.BP2N

Mapcode Global: WH79Z.QG4B

Entry Name: Tregynon School Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Last Amended: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18148

Building Class: Education

Location: Located at a junction of 2 minor roads 50m SW of parish church. The wall forms the S and E boundary of the school, and extends W to the front of the School House.

County: Powys

Community: Tregynon

Community: Tregynon

Built-Up Area: Tregynon

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Constructed with the school in 1871 in unreinforced concrete by Henry Hanbury-Tracy as part of the Gregynog Estate. Hanbury-Tracy's use of the material on the Gregynog Estate was intended to demonstrate the economic benefits of building in concrete. The concrete was made from river gravel and crushed brick bonded with cement. It was laid in wet courses directly onto the wall using timber shuttering and finished with a thin skim coat of render.

Exterior

The wall is of rendered concrete with saddleback coping, with large unrendered blank panels in which the use of crushed brick creates gives a reddish hue. On the E side the wall is swept up to gateposts with pyramidal caps. N of this a new gateway allowing vehicular access was inserted late C20.

Reasons for Listing

Of special interest for its experimental use of concrete, and for group value with Tregynon School and the School House.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Tregynon School
    Located 50m SW of parish church at a junction of 2 minor roads opposite Church House Farm. Set within a playground walled in concrete on the S and E sides and bounded by the School House on the W sid
  • II The School House
    Located on N side of the road leading SW from parish church and approximately 70m from the church. The house is set back from the road, with the school immediately to the E.
  • II Church of St Cynon
    Located on raised ground on W side of village, overlooking Bechan valley. The church is sited in a churchyard with rubble retaining wall to S.
  • II Church Cottage
    Backs on to E side of churchyard, and set back slightly from the road through the village.
  • II Sawmill Lodge
    Located on the N side of the E entrance of Gregynog Hall, close to the junction with the B4389 through Tregynon, and approximately 0.4km S of parish church.
  • II 1 Concrete Cottages
    Located at the S end of Tregynon village, approximately 100m E of entrance to Gregynog Estate.
  • II 2 Concrete Cottages
    Located at the S end of Tregynon village, approximately 100m E of entrance to Gregynog Estate.
  • II Dolymelinau Farm Buildings
    Located approximately 0.8km N of parish church on the corner of a junction of 2 minor roads. The farm buildings form 2 sides of the farmyard.

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