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Heale Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Montgomery, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5621 / 52°33'43"N

Longitude: -3.1464 / 3°8'47"W

OS Eastings: 322381

OS Northings: 296652

OS Grid: SO223966

Mapcode National: GBR B0.CN0J

Mapcode Global: WH7B2.MVXN

Entry Name: Heale Hall

Listing Date: 16 December 2005

Last Amended: 16 December 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87239

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated immediately N of Glebe House.

County: Powys

Town: Montgomery

Community: Montgomery (Trefaldwyn)

Community: Montgomery

Built-Up Area: Montgomery

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

House converted in early C20 from Calvinistic Methodist chapel of 1824. The chapel cost £230 and opened on Christmas Day 1824 and continued in use until the new chapel opened in 1885. A Sunday school established in the 1820s had 190 pupils by 1887 and may have continued here after 1885, and it is suggested that the chapel was used by the primary school across the road. The attractive roof lantern and other Arts and Crafts detail may date from a refurbishment for the Sunday school c. 1900, the new work being in a style suggestive of the architect F. Shayler of Oswestry whose Baptist chapel of 1900 had a similar lantern. The name derives from the surname of a late C20 owner.

Exterior

House former chapel, green rubble stone with roof of small slates, outswept at eaves, and central cupola. One storey and attic to front. Cupola has swept square slated base to an octagonal lantern with unusual raking sides, shaped heads to openings, cornice and ogee octagonal leaded dome with long spike finial. One gabled dormer with bargeboards to left. Single casement and glazed sides. Facade slopes down to N with raised plinth. Three long arched windows with stone voussoirs, c1900 leaded glazing with two transoms, and stone sills. Door to left is square-headed with flat painted timber hood on raking fretted braces. Five-panel door with fielded panels and overlight of four arched panes. Door is patterned in nail-head studs. To left, straight joint to outbuilding addition with lower-pitched roof, first floor casement pair with brick sides and sill, brick quoins. Weather-board S gable end with C20 loft window over double garage doors.
N end has raised plinth, two similar arched windows with higher sills and c1900 mock timber-framing in bargeboarded gable. Rear has tiny catslide dormers attractively placed at two levels on the big roof. Arched windows below to right, and modern conservatory. Rear wing to left with pretty oriel in half-timbered W gable.

Interior

Interior not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as an attractive Arts and Crafts style conversion of a chapel of 1824.

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