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Golden Grove

A Grade II Listed Building in The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne), Powys

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Latitude: 51.8534 / 51°51'12"N

Longitude: -3.1048 / 3°6'17"W

OS Eastings: 324000

OS Northings: 217777

OS Grid: SO240177

Mapcode National: GBR F2.TDGF

Mapcode Global: VH78Z.4PG1

Entry Name: Golden Grove

Listing Date: 19 November 1998

Last Amended: 19 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20833

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 350m S of Llangenny church on W side of Grwyne Fawr and reached by private road and footpath leading S from Llangenny Bridge.

County: Powys

Community: The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne)

Community: The Vale of Grwyney

Locality: Llangenny

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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C17 farm house improved early C19 when 2 new wings were added. The house at this time was probably occupied by the manager of the adjacent Llangenny Paper Mill founded late C18, which became known as the Golden Grove Mill in 1840 and closed c1893. The house was restored early 1960s.


Two-storey main range with a lower one-and-a-half storey wing forward on R (the original house), behind which is a 2-storey rear wing set back. Of pebble-dashed rubble stone and synthetic slate roofs. The main range has a stone stack to L and hipped roof to R; the front wing has battered walls and a steep roof. The main range has a 2-bay front with paired hornless sashes (taller in the lower storey) and a doorway to R beneath a C19 decorative iron canopy (part repaired in wood). The wing gable end has a similar tripartite sash in the lower storey and a paired attic sash above. In the L side wall is a blocked doorway (visible inside).

The R side wall of the original house wing has a paired sash window to the centre and a raking half dormer with sash window to R. The rear wing has a tall rock-faced stack rising from eaves to L and a casement below the wall plate offset to R. In the lower storey is a central boarded door with pantry window to R and casement in earlier opening to L.


The main range has a stair hall and an open-well stair with turned newels and plain balusters. In the front wing the cross beams are boxed in. The rear wing has a pantry with stone slabs.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its association with Golden Grove Mill, and for group value with the Drying House of the mill.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Drying House of former Golden Grove Paper Mill
    SE of house on R bank of Grwyne river approximately 400m S of Llangenny church.
  • II Druid's Altar
    Prominently sited on high ground overlooking Grwyne river to E, and approximately 350m SSW of Llangenny church on S side of a minor road between Llangenny and Crickhowell.
  • II Llangenny Bridge
    On a minor road approximately 200m S of Llangenny church.
  • II Drinking Fountain
    On W side of minor road approximately 100m S of Llangenny church.
  • II Penmoel Cottage
    Approximately 0.5km SSW of Llangenny church on N side of a minor road between Llangenny and Crickhowell.
  • II House and Barn at Pen-yr-wyrlod
    Approximately 0.6km SE of Llangenny church on W side of a minor road between Penygilfach and Glangrwyne. Built into bank of road and with new house adjacent.
  • II 2 Church Cottages
    On S side of churchyard facing the school. No 2 is the right-hand half of a pair of cottages.
  • II Llangenny School
    On SW side of church and facing the entrance to church yard. The front has a small forecourt behind a low wall; similar wall with railings to rear.

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