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Cain Villa

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfechain, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7773 / 52°46'38"N

Longitude: -3.2057 / 3°12'20"W

OS Eastings: 318763

OS Northings: 320654

OS Grid: SJ187206

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.Y1SM

Mapcode Global: WH792.QGN5

Entry Name: Cain Villa

Listing Date: 28 January 2004

Last Amended: 28 January 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82421

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the south side of the road leaving Llanfechain to the north-east.

County: Powys

Community: Llanfechain

Community: Llanfechain

Locality: Llanfechain village

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Formerly the site of a row of small cottages, part of which survives as the adjacent Wesley Cottage. Cain Villa was probably built in the mid-Victorian period.


A symmetrical two-storey, three-window house set back from the road, with a brickwork walled and steel-gated forecourt. The house is in yellow brick painted white, and slate-hung on the north side from eaves to ground storey sill level. There is an original central porch on the south (garden) side and a modern central porch on the north side. Slate roof with tile ridge; brick end-chimneys with pots.

The fenestration confirms that the garden elevation is to be regarded architecturally as the front. Four-pane hornless sash-windows above and below, with brick segmental arches and stone sills. (A heavy growth of ivy conceals whether there was a middle window upstairs.) A specially good feature is the four panel original door, with heavy nouldings to the lower panels and glazing in the upper panels,also its open-fronted original porch with trellis sides and a cornice and a carved front arch with little pendant.

At north, to the yard, the house has 12-pane horizontally sliding sash windows.


Irregular plan layout. The house has been extended one bay into the adjacent Wesley Cottage.

Reasons for Listing

A small mid-Victorian village house which has retained its character.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Old Talbot Inn
    At east side of road to the north side of Llanfechain Bridge.
  • II Llanfechain Bridge
    Over the River Cain at the north side of the village of Llanfechain.
  • II Plas Cain
    At the north-west end of the village street of Llanfechain beside Llanfechain Bridge.
  • II Old Rectory
    To south of a minor road north of the River Cain, about 200 m west of Llanfechain Bridge.
  • II* Church of St. Garmon
    In a circular churchyard at the centre of the village of Llanfechain. Stone churchyard wall, lychgate at south. Sundial shaft near path to church.
  • II Sundial in St Garmon's Churchyard
    Beside the path from St Garmon's Lychgate to the church.
  • II St Garmon's Church Lychgate
    At the south side of the churchyard of St Garmon, set into a rough stone wall with a simple iron gate to the left side.
  • II Plas-yn-dinas Public House
    At right angles to the road on the sharp corner immediately to S of the churchyard.

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