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Cwmbelan Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangurig, Powys

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Latitude: 52.4227 / 52°25'21"N

Longitude: -3.5486 / 3°32'54"W

OS Eastings: 294789

OS Northings: 281649

OS Grid: SN947816

Mapcode National: GBR 9G.NJZ4

Mapcode Global: VH5C3.FCVM

Entry Name: Cwmbelan Mill

Listing Date: 24 March 2005

Last Amended: 24 March 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84291

Location: Situated towards the E of Cwmbelan village, on the S side of the main street.

County: Powys

Community: Llangurig

Community: Llangurig

Locality: Cwmbelan

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Early C19 water-powered woollen mill, shown on the Llangurig Tithe map of 1846.


Two-storey 6-window range constructed of large blocks of random stone under a slate roof, with boarded eaves to S side. Boarded doors; 3-light small-pane iron-glazed windows, all the openings with segmental brick heads. The N side has doorways to both floors, 3rd opening from L, that to upper floor probably a taking-in door. On the S side is a ground floor doorway to R end. The water-wheel is located against the L end of the S wall; it was probably undershot; the ironwork partly survives but the timberwork is lost. The 3 windows behind the wheel are partly infilled with brick and timber boarding, whilst some of the upper windows have lost their glazing. No openings to W gable end, but small adjoining corrugated range with slate roof.

The miller's house adjoins to the E under the same roof-line and is partly modernised. It has 2 rebuilt red brick eaves stacks to the E end, framing the gable. The wooden windows are c2000. Front entrance to N with panelled door with overlight offset to R; small 2-light casement above. To the S side, door and window under a wide segmental brick arch offset to L; small 2-light casement above. E gable end is 2-window with paired tripartite sash windows all under shallow segmental brick heads; small blind opening with similar head to gable.


Interior not seen at resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare survival of a C19 woollen mill with attached wheel, retaining its industrial character and detail.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Glanyrafon
    Situated at the E end of Cwmbelan village. Set back slightly, on the S side of the main road, and reached by a short driveway.
  • II Zion Baptist Chapel and attached chapel house
    Situated in the centre of Cwmbelan village on the N side of the main street, now by-passed by the A470.
  • II The Vulcan
    Situated in the centre of Cwmbelan village on the S side of the main street, now by-passed by the A470.
  • II Bryn dulas
    Set in gardens and reached by a short drive off the A470.
  • II Multi-purpose Farm Building at Bryn dulas
    Located up a short track off the A470. The farmyard is set apart from the house, slightly to the N.
  • II Bwlch y garreg
    Located on the hillside above the A470, and reached off the N side of a lane which leads to Tylwch

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