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Gazebo with dovehouse at The Gaer

A Grade II Listed Building in Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5883 / 52°35'17"N

Longitude: -3.1693 / 3°10'9"W

OS Eastings: 320877

OS Northings: 299583

OS Grid: SO208995

Mapcode National: GBR 9Z.B2C3

Mapcode Global: WH7B2.961L

Entry Name: Gazebo with dovehouse at The Gaer

Listing Date: 20 March 1998

Last Amended: 20 March 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19567

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The building stands at the end of a garden wall which extends SW of the house.

County: Powys

Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan)

Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan

Locality: Thornbury

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Probably built in the later C18 as an ornamental feature in the garden layout associated with the present house.

Exterior

Built of brick with a slate roof. Square in plan with an upper floor containing the dovehouse. The building stands at the end of the 2.5m high garden wall, at about 40m from the house, the wall largely rebuilt. The gazebo or summerhouse has a central pointed arched doorway, formed with half-brick voussoirs, and a timber 'Y'-tracery of wood as an overlight above the springing. On either side, similar pointed openings provide window openings also with 'Y'-tracery, now blocked. On the upper floor, a central pointed opening with flight boxes, probably later, and to either side a shallow blind opening of equal size.

Interior

The gazebo is plastered and ceiled and has a chimney breast and fireplace on the rear wall. No access to the upper chamber.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an interesting dual-function garden building of the late C18 associated with The Gaer.

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