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Weigh Bridge House including weigh bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangattock, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.867 / 51°52'1"N

Longitude: -3.1751 / 3°10'30"W

OS Eastings: 319184

OS Northings: 219364

OS Grid: SO191193

Mapcode National: GBR YZ.SF22

Mapcode Global: VH6CG.XB9M

Entry Name: Weigh Bridge House including weigh bridge

Listing Date: 21 October 1998

Last Amended: 21 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20714

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated in Glanusk Park, just inside the gateway off the B4558 opposite the Home Farm. (In front is the cast iron weigh bridge, set in flagstones, bearing the inscription: H. Pooley & son / Liverpoo

County: Powys

Community: Llangattock (Llangatwg)

Community: Llangattock

Locality: Glanusk Park

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

The weigh bridge house is probably mid C19 and possibly contemporary with estate improvements of 1860s.

Glanusk Park was created in 1825 by the ironmaster Sir Joseph Bailey (1783-1858), nephew of Richard Crawshay of Cyfarthfa Castle. The house, by Robert Lugar, was built between 1825 and 1830 and was in Tudor Gothic style characterised by octagonal ogee turrets and pinnacles. It was demolished in 1952-54 following extensive damage caused in World War II.

Exterior

Small, 1-unit, single storey range. Constructed of snecked masonry with quoins under a slate roof. The front (W) elevation has a panelled and ribbed door to the L and a 2-light fixed window to the R, both rising to the eaves. There are no openings to the rear or in the gable ends. A masonry boundary wall runs off from the front angles of the walls.

Interior

Plain interior with whitewashed plaster. Weights and calculations are written on the walls. Some original equipment still survives.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a well preserved C19 estate weigh bridge house.

Group Value with the Home Farm.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Threshing Barn with adjoining Hay Barn and Byre
    Located in a farmyard to the rear of the Home Farm at Glanusk Park. This range of barns forms the E side of the farmyard.
  • II Hay Barn to W side of farmyard
    Located in the farmyard to the rear (N) of the Home Farm at Glanusk Park. This barn forms part of the W side of the farmyard.
  • II Home Farm
    Located on the N side of the B4558 Llangattock to Llangynidr road, 250m W of West Lodge. An entrance next to the farm leads to the estate farm buildings.
  • II Cart Shed
    Located in a group to the N of Home Farm at Glanusk Park. The cart shed occupies the E side of the yard, while the saw mills are on the S side, and the workshops and offices on the N side.
  • II Former Saw Mills
    Located in a group to the N of Home Farm at Glanusk Park. The saw mills form the S side of a yard, the N side being occupied by workshops and offices and the E side by a cart shed.
  • II Workshops and Office
    Located in a group to the N of Home Farm at Glanusk Park. This range forms the N side of a yard, the S side being occupied by saw mills and the E side by a cart shed.
  • II West Lodge
    On the N side of the B4558 Llangattock to Llangynidr road, 250m E of the Home Farm. A stone wall fronts the house with timber planked gate leading to front entrance. This entrance to the park is aba
  • II Llwyncelyn Bridge (Canal Bridge No 121)
    The bridge carries a minor road S from the B4558 over the canal. The road junction is opposite West Lodge in Glanusk Park.

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