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Bron-y-rhiw Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6129 / 52°36'46"N

Longitude: -3.3053 / 3°18'19"W

OS Eastings: 311712

OS Northings: 302476

OS Grid: SJ117024

Mapcode National: GBR 9S.8JVT

Mapcode Global: WH79T.6L88

Plus Code: 9C4RJM7V+4V

Entry Name: Bron-y-rhiw Cottage

Listing Date: 4 February 1997

Last Amended: 4 February 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18228

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located above the S bank of the Afon Rhiw, at the end of the small lane leading S off the main Berriew to Llanfair Caereinion road, leading past the Old Rectory.

County: Powys

Town: Manafon

Community: Manafon

Community: Manafon

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Said to have been originally built in 1802 by the rector (then Morgan Davies) for the village schoolmaster.


Roughcast with a slate roof. Two storeys, 3 bays. Symmetrical about the central door, set within a later lean-to porch. To either side, late C19 3-light timber cross windows with lead paned glazing, with painted wedge lintels. Over the door, a narrower blind window recess painted with glazing bars. Pyramidal roof and central stack. Lean-to at right end.


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

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well designed house in a Regency idiom, the symmetry respected by later inserted windows.

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