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The Old School

A Grade II Listed Building in Newtown, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5626 / 52°33'45"N

Longitude: -3.2955 / 3°17'43"W

OS Eastings: 312275

OS Northings: 296869

OS Grid: SO122968

Mapcode National: GBR 9T.CM95

Mapcode Global: WH7B0.BVYB

Plus Code: 9C4RHP73+2Q

Entry Name: The Old School

Listing Date: 25 April 1997

Last Amended: 25 April 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18419

Building Class: Education

Location: On the N side of the circular churchyard of St Beuno, on raised ground above the village.

County: Powys

Community: Bettws (Betws)

Community: Bettws

Locality: Bettws Cedewain

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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National School of 1852, which was superseded by a new school in 1897. It has subsequently been used as a parish hall.


A simple school room of brick with slate roof. End brick stack to R, part renewed, projecting boarded eaves. Centrally placed porch has a dated plaque (1852) above the doorway, and a boarded door under a flat brick arch (and small fixed light in L side wall). Either side of porch is a window under a flat brick arch with exaggerated splay (4-light with transom to R, replaced to L). In gable to L 3-light window with transom under segmental head. Integral lean-to under slate roof to rear (gable to R has corrugated iron lean-to).


Single classroom; king post roof with diagonal struts.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for the special interest of a small schoolroom located in a churchyard, and for group value with the Church of St Beuno.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Church of St Beuno
    Located in a circular churchyard, on high ground overlooking the village of Bettws Cedewain.
  • II The Vicarage
    Located on raised ground 200m NE of church, on N side of minor road from Bettws Cedewain to Berriew and reached by a short private road.
  • II Glan Bechan
    Located approximately 1.3km S of Bettws Cedewain church on S side of a minor road near to junction with B4389. The house has farm buildings on the E side.
  • II Highgate
    Located approximately 1.9km SW of Bettws Cedewain church on E side of minor road from Tregynon to Newtown, immediately N of junction with a minor road to Pontyperchill.
  • II The Old Glyn
    Located approximately 1.9km NE of Bettws Cedewain church, and reached at the end of a track at the end of a farm road to Glyn Farm on S side of minor road between Bettws Cedewain and Brooks.

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