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Clochfaen Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangurig, Powys

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Latitude: 52.3944 / 52°23'39"N

Longitude: -3.6089 / 3°36'32"W

OS Eastings: 290617

OS Northings: 278589

OS Grid: SN906785

Mapcode National: GBR 9D.Q83P

Mapcode Global: VH5C8.D2GT

Entry Name: Clochfaen Cottage

Listing Date: 24 March 2005

Last Amended: 18 October 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84290

Location: Located on the hillside above the house, and reached by a track which passes the house and bends round at a sharp angle.

County: Powys

Community: Llangurig

Community: Llangurig

Locality: Clochfaen

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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A service block in Arts & Crafts style, consisting of garages with cottages over, and adjacent stables. Dated 1912. The architect is unknown: W.A.S. Benson extended and remodelled the house at Clochfaen but is not thought to have worked on the estate prior to his involvement with the house 1913-15.


Large asymmetrical 6-window block of 2 storeys with attics containing garages and cottages. Constructed of rock-faced random stone under red tile roofs with blue brick end stacks; slate-hung gable ends; dressed stone string course to 1st floor. The windows are 2-light small-pane wooden casements; the attic has tile-hung dormers with hipped roofs. Advanced section to L of centre containing 3 garages, each with double boarded part-lit doors with small-panes, under a continuous slate lintel. Above the central garage is a red sandstone tablet with heraldic emblem and '1912' in relief. The advanced section is 3-window above, with single dormer to L and double dormer to R of attic storey. The building is 1-window to L of advanced section and 2-window to R. To the L is a boarded door with adjoining casement window, both of which have small-pane overlights. To the R of the advanced section is a single doorway with overlight, R of which is a pair of double boarded doors; the attic has single dormers. Rear has short gabled wing towards centre with slate-hanging. To its L, the block is 2-window with attic dormers, but the ground floor is cut into the bank. Elevation not visible to R of wing, but the eaves line projects down.

The adjoining stable block is single-storey with attic, of rock-faced random stone under a red tiled roof, with
stone ridge stack offset to L. Split doors to centre and R, both with small-pane overlights, the central doorway flanked by short wide small-pane lights; to the L is a boarded door with adjacent 2-light small-pane casement. To the attic, above the central doorway, is a boarded loft door in full-height gabled dormer, tile-hung to sides.


Interior not seen at resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a large and well-detailed Arts & Crafts service building retaining its character, and for group value with Clochfaen House.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Clochfaen
    On the hillside above the west bank of the Wye. Approximately 1.3km from Llangurig village, and reached from a by-road which runs south along the west side of the river.
  • II Penybont & Glanyrafon, including forecourt wall
    In Llangurig, to the E of the church, at the side of the by-road that runs S along the Wye Valley; immediately below the junction with the main A44. Penybont fronts the road and Glanyrafon is at right
  • II Former Coach-house at Penybont
    In Llangurig, to the E of the church; close to the junction between the by-road to the S and the main A44. It is at right angles to the rear of Penybont to which it is linked by a stone wall with rou
  • II* Church of St Curig
    On the SW side of the village, reached from the main road and set down towards the N bank of the River Wye.
  • II Memorial to Chevalier Lloyd
    In the centre of the village. Located on the pavement, immediately E of the lychgate.
  • II Milestone
    In the centre of the village, on the N side of the main road, immediately R of the water-fountain.
  • II Lychgate at Church of St Curig
    On the S side of the A44 and forming the main entrance to the church.
  • II Memorial Fountain
    On the N side of the main road in the centre of Llangurig, to the E of the church. Flanked by low rubble walls retaining the village green.

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