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Mynachdy Sant Elias

A Grade II Listed Building in Manafon, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6013 / 52°36'4"N

Longitude: -3.3309 / 3°19'51"W

OS Eastings: 309959

OS Northings: 301219

OS Grid: SJ099012

Mapcode National: GBR 9R.9BKL

Mapcode Global: WH79S.TW15

Entry Name: Mynachdy Sant Elias

Listing Date: 4 February 1997

Last Amended: 4 February 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18227

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: 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.

County: Powys

Town: Manafon

Community: Manafon

Community: Manafon

Locality: New Mills

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Built as a handsome dwelling house in the later C18 or early C19. Since May 1974, it has been used as a small monastery of the Orthodox Church.


Roughcast and painted, possibly over rubble (exposed rubble to rear), slate roof. Three storeys, 3 bays. Central 6-panelled door, the top panels glazed, within a round headed trellis porch. Twelve paned sashes to the outer bays, and 8-paned casements to the attic level, but the W attic window altered. Blind openings to each floor over the front door. Gable stacks, the stack in the W wall larger. A rear wing extends to the W, of 2 storeys, one bay, with a boarded door in an open porch. Lean-to outshut to rear.


Central stairway with main living rooms to either side: these each have plain axial beam, with joists exposed in left hand room, which also retains large principal fireplace. Service rooms in rear wing and outshut of main range. Some original joinery survives, including simply moulded 6-panelled doors.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a fine example of late C18 or early C19 house, largely in its original condition.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Dolgar
    Situated at the west end of Llanwyddelan parish on a small lane off the B4389, elevated above the River Rhiw.
  • II The Old Rectory
    Located in a protected position close to the Church, within a roughly circular garden bounded by a slight ditch.
  • II Manafon smithy
    Located immediately E of The Smithy cottage, at the E end of Manafon village centre.
  • II The Smithy
    Located close to the road at the W end of the village, with the smithy immediately to the right, and two mid C20 hand operated Avery-Hardoll petrol pumps with illuminated globes to the left.
  • II Lych gate to the churchyard, Church of St Michael and All Angels.
    Located in the S corner of the churchyard and opening directly on to the main road. Immediately to the E is the granite war memorial.
  • II* Church of St Michael and All Angels
    The church stands centrally in the formerly oval churchyard, at the centre of the village. The churchyard, which was extended c.1926, has a lych-gate (q.v.) and a granite war memorial in the S corner
  • II The Grange, also known as The Old Rectory
    Set back from the road in a riverside position, directly off a small lane. The former coachhouse and stable lies to the E.

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