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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys

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Latitude: 52.1161 / 52°6'57"N

Longitude: -3.6652 / 3°39'54"W

OS Eastings: 286073

OS Northings: 247724

OS Grid: SN860477

Mapcode National: GBR Y9.8ZCZ

Mapcode Global: VH5DL.F26N

Entry Name: Dinas

Listing Date: 19 January 2001

Last Amended: 19 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24530

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on the S side of a narrow lane approx 0.3km W of the church of St David. In a raised position overlooking the valley to the S and backing on to the road.

County: Powys

Town: Builth Wells

Community: Llanwrtyd Wells (Llanwrtyd)

Community: Llanwrtyd Wells

Locality: Llanwrtyd

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Sub-medieval gentry house, with the addition in the C18 of a large service unit or 'back kitchen'. At this time, the original house had a centralised plan with stair-hall flanked by a parlour to the R and hall to the L. A doorway next to the hall fireplace led to the service unit. The house was the seat of the Lloyd family, including John Lloyd (1748-1818), who was captain of an East India Company ship, and whose memorial is in Llanwrtyd Church.


Long 2-storey 5-window range facing S. Constructed of whitened rubble stone under a slate roof with large rendered ridge stack at junction of main range and service unit, and further stack to R end. The earlier part of the house to the R is symmetrical and 3-window. Central late C20 door with overlight flanked by sash windows, all under segmental brick heads. The upper storey windows are aligned with those below and have flat heads. Most of the sashes are 6-over-6-pane, mainly hornless. A butt joint divides the main range from the service unit. The latter has a planked door offset to the R under a segmental brick head, to the R of which is a 4-over-4-pane sash window. To the L is a 4-pane sash under a flat-arched head of stone voussoirs. To the upper storey are 2 sash windows as R, not aligned with those below.

To the W gable end is a rubble stone lean-to with brick stack to SW angle. It has a planked door to the front (S) under a segmental brick head, and double planked doors to the W end, to the R of which is a plain light. The W gable above is rendered. Roughcast E gable end with window offset to L to lower storey. To the rear, the upper storey has 2 windows to the far L, a tripartite sash and a 6-over-6-pane hornless sash. Below the latter is a blocked opening at ground level. Towards the centre of the original range is a sash at mid-level, probably a stairlight, to the R of which is a tripartite sash. Beyond this, the wall is slightly set back, followed by a tripartite sash and then a butt joint. The added service range has a small multi-pane window to the far R at ground floor level, boarded below and with a segmental brick head. Two skylights to roof pitch.


No access to interior at time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a sub-medieval gentry house retaining its character, the C18 addition showing the development of this house type.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Church of St David
    Located in an exceptional setting in the Irfon valley just above the confluence with the Nant Lletgwial. Set in a large circular churchyard with many monuments.
  • II Former Pumphouse at Victoria Wells
    Located approx. 100m west of the end of Victoria Road at Victoria Wells. Victoria Road leaves Llanwrtyd Wells from the south-west and runs along the southern edge of the River Irfon.
  • II Dol y Coed Well-House
    Set in the grounds W of the Dol y Coed Hotel and approached by footpaths. Immediately N of the former Pump House.
  • II Former Dol y Coed Pump Room
    Set in the grounds W of the Dol y Coed Hotel and approached by footpaths. Immediately S of the Well-House.
  • II Alltwineu
    Located at the N end of a long narrow lane which runs parallel and E of the River Irfon. Approx 1.3 km NW of the church of St David.
  • II Dol y Coed
    Situated 0.5km NW of Llanwrtyd Wells between the River Irfon and the mountain road to Abergwesyn. Faces S; path to W leads to former spa buildings.

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