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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
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.
Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan)
Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
Probably built in the later C18 as an ornamental feature in the garden layout associated with the present house.
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.
The gazebo is plastered and ceiled and has a chimney breast and fireplace on the rear wall. No access to the upper chamber.
Included as an interesting dual-function garden building of the late C18 associated with The Gaer.
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