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A Grade II Listed Building in Dwyriw, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5972 / 52°35'49"N

Longitude: -3.339 / 3°20'20"W

OS Eastings: 309401

OS Northings: 300774

OS Grid: SJ094007

Mapcode National: GBR 9R.9GKZ

Mapcode Global: WH79S.PZ69

Entry Name: Dolgar

Listing Date: 4 February 1997

Last Amended: 4 February 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18193

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated at the west end of Llanwyddelan parish on a small lane off the B4389, elevated above the River Rhiw.

County: Powys

Community: Dwyriw

Community: Dwyriw

Locality: Llanwyddelan

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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C17 lobby entry house. Marked as House, Buildings etc. on the 1843 Llanwyddelan Tithe map, in the ownership of Rodger Hudson Sturkey Devereux.


3 unit, lobby entry-type house with 1 storey and attic. Timber framing on masonry plinth under an asbestos tile roof, with timber clad W gable end. Red brick central stack. The well preserved square-panelled box framing is 3 panels high. The panels contain a mixture of plaster, brick nogging and original wattle and daub. There is a diagonal brace in the panel above the front (S) door and one to match on the N side of the house. The panels in the E bay are slightly narrower than elsewhere. The east gable end reveals a queen post truss. The modern front door is in an earlier opening and backs onto the stack. A modern rear door has been inserted into the E gable end, under a substantial mid rail and next to a window. 3 small windows to ground floor (N and S) probably renewed in earlier openings. Added gable dormers in attic, one on the N side to the W bay and another on the S side to the central bay. The E bay of the attic is lit by a window in the gable end.


The timber framing is well preserved inside. There is a box framed partition (without panel infill) between the central and W bays, which has 2 original openings with cusped lintels. This suggests that there were formerly 2 inner rooms. The central bay (hall) has a substantial spine beam with chamfers and cut stops, and chamfered subsidiary beams. There is a fireplace on each side of the chimney. In the hall, the fireplace lintel is not original, but the stairs are in their original position to the N of the stack. The kitchen (formerly parlour) fireplace retains its original lintel and has a bread oven on its N side. Upstairs, the original trusses are well preserved. The roof has 1 purlin and a steep pitch. Carpenters marks are found throughout, including scratch and circle assembly marks in the attic of the E bay.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a small sub-medieval, lobby entry-type house retaining its original plan-form, with well preserved box framing and internal features.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Mynachdy Sant Elias
    Located in the centre of the hamlet, in the E angle of the junction of the B4390 Tregynon to Berriew Road with the road to Llanfair Caereinion.
  • II The Old Rectory
    Located in a protected position close to the Church, within a roughly circular garden bounded by a slight ditch.
  • 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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