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Cleveland House

A Grade II Listed Building in Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7742 / 52°46'27"N

Longitude: -3.1576 / 3°9'27"W

OS Eastings: 322006

OS Northings: 320252

OS Grid: SJ220202

Mapcode National: GBR 6Z.Y7GS

Mapcode Global: WH793.GJML

Entry Name: Cleveland House

Listing Date: 2 March 2004

Last Amended: 2 March 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82557

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At west end of the village, nearly opposite the Lion Hotel.

County: Powys

Community: Llansantffraid (Llansanffraid)

Community: Llansantffraid

Locality: Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain village

Built-Up Area: Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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A three-unit range in terrace form, perhaps three former houses, perhaps a combined domestic and commercial range originally; probably of early Victorian date. A building on this site in 1839 was noted in the Tithe Survey as a house and buildings owned and occupied by William Griffiths and was probably the predecessor of the present terrace.

The terrace has hoisting doors, possibly original, in the upper storeys of the left (east) side. If on the other hand it was three houses originally, the chimneys would appear also to have been altered, as they are not consistent with the surviving door positions unless the original house interiors were of very unorthodox layout.

Modern shopfront of O G Griffiths and Sons at centre.


A long range of three units in brick with stone at left side; slate hung at right side, the brick and stone painted white. Dentil cornice at front. Slate roof with tile ridge and stone chimneys (one mid, one end). Regular fenestration, with two sham windows and one 8-pane hornless sash window close to eaves; 16-pane hornless sash windows to first and ground storeys. Black-painted rubbed brickwork wedge lintels and stone sills. Panel door to left unit with simple pediment set in a slight round-headed recess in the brickwork. Door to right unit concealed within modern porch. Shopfront centrally obliterating the supposed original door position. Boarded hoisting doors in the stonework of the left gable at first and second storey level with segmental heads.

Reasons for Listing

A development of early C19 houses of urban character, which have retained their superior domestic character notwithstanding conversion to commercial use.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bodwen
    Near west end of the main street of the village, about 50 m east of the Lion Hotel. Garden at left and small hedged and fenced garden at front.
  • II Former coachhouse and stable of the Lion Hotel
    At east side of the forecourt of the Lion Hotel.
  • II Lion Hotel
    At west end of the main street of the village.
  • II Sundial in St Ffraid's Churchyard
    About 10 m south of the porch of the church.
  • II* Church of St Ffraid
    At north-east of the village, in an elevated situation; churchyard mostly stone-walled, with iron gates. Iron railings at Vicarage side. Sundial near porch.
  • II Llwyn Onn
    Back to back with Bronwylfa, Winllan Road.
  • II Bronwylfa
    About 100 m north of the Lion Hotel, at the east side of Winllan Road.
  • II Glanaber
    Reached by a side lane at the rear of Bronwylfa, east side of Winllan Road, about 100 m north of the Lion Hotel.

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