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Bodynfoel Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfechain, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7744 / 52°46'27"N

Longitude: -3.2234 / 3°13'24"W

OS Eastings: 317563

OS Northings: 320349

OS Grid: SJ175203

Mapcode National: GBR 6W.Y9GQ

Mapcode Global: WH792.GJ8F

Entry Name: Bodynfoel Hall

Listing Date: 28 January 2004

Last Amended: 28 January 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82419

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In private grounds reached by a track from a minor road about 1 km west of the village of Llanfechain.

County: Powys

Community: Llanfechain

Community: Llanfechain

Locality: Bodynfoel

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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An early Victorian house in Tudor style, built for Robert Maurice Bonner Maurice in 1846. (It was built on a new site, unoccupied at the time of the Tithe Survey (1839).)


A large house on a commanding site overlooking landscaped grounds. The house is of rectangular plan; the main elevation is that to the garden (south) but the house is principally entered at the west. Its architectural character is given by the strong articulation of the south elevation with its rhythm of five coped gables linked to a spine roof range and carefully proportioned window and chimney sizes, and the symmetrical end elevations. The house is of two storeys, both of some height, in grey ashlar masonry and cream coloured stone dressings to openings, except to the rear, where it is in uncoursed stonework. Random slate roofs with laced valleys and tile ridges; chimney stacks in red Ruabon bricks with pronounced corbelling at the tops and octagonal pots.

Five windows on the long sides and three windows on the short sides. All four elevations are framed by symmetrical gables. At south the elevation has three dormers in the middle section plus a central ground storey bay window; at west a two-storey gabled porch centrally and at east a corresponding slight central recess; at north a broad advancing central gable, which is probably an addition to the original design, and is the only part to be of three storeys.

The windows are of mullion and transom type, of two, three or four lights; in the flanking gables they are either three lights above four (front elevation) or two lights above three. The windows generally have Tudor label moulds.

Large glazed sun-room at the east of the house. A span-roofed unit further to the east of the house is linked by a low connection and is separately occupied. This is in uncoursed stonework, slate roof with tile ridge and with modern generally small-pane windows.


Interior not seen.

Reasons for Listing

A small country house, of consistent C19 Tudor gothic character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bodynfoel and Tanrhiw Farmhouses
    Reached by a farm track to the north-east side of a minor road, about 1 km north-west of the village of Llanfechain.
  • II Old Barn at Hendre, Bodynfoel
    At south side of the farm track leading from the north-east past Hendre to Bodynfoel Hall; about 150 m north-east of the Hall.
  • II Llys Farmhouse
    At east side of a minor road about ¾ km west of the village of Llanfechain.
  • II Llys Old Farmhouse and Outbuildings Range
    At south side of Llys farmyard, at the rear of the farmhouse.
  • II Barn at Pentre
    At the the north-west side of Pentre, on the other side of the access drive.
  • II Pentre
    Reached by a track to west of a minor road about 1½ km south-west of the village of Llanfechain.
  • II Llys-ucha
    Reached by a track to the north of a minor road about 2 km west of the village of Llanfechain.
  • II Old Rectory
    To south of a minor road north of the River Cain, about 200 m west of Llanfechain Bridge.

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