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Crescent House

A Grade II Listed Building in Talgarth, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9957 / 51°59'44"N

Longitude: -3.2294 / 3°13'45"W

OS Eastings: 315685

OS Northings: 233743

OS Grid: SO156337

Mapcode National: GBR YW.JKKT

Mapcode Global: VH6BV.Z32F

Entry Name: Crescent House

Listing Date: 14 August 1995

Last Amended: 14 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16290

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Pair of town houses at the W end of a row of houses facing N over the churchyard of the Church of St Gwendoline.

County: Powys

Community: Talgarth

Community: Talgarth

Built-Up Area: Talgarth

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Exterior

Two houses of the early-mid C19, rendered with slate roof. Two storeys. Crescent House texture-painted and with crested red clay ridge tiles. Gable stacks. The houses are defined by full-height Tuscan pilasters, the W end pilaster now missing, Crescent House retaining modillion bracketed eaves. Crescent House is of 3 bays, with central C20 door having a modillion canopy with swept roof. Windows replaced later C19, with 4-pane sashes in deep reveals.

Crescent Cottage is of 2 bays, with part-glazed C20 door under a similar modillion swept canopy. Original 12-pane sashes with wide boxes, and stone sills.

Reasons for Listing

Included as of group value both within the row of cottages and for the setting of the church at the top of the town.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Crescent Cottage
    Pair of town houses at the W end of a row of houses facing N over the churchyard of the Church of St Gwendoline.
  • II Highcliffe House
    Located in a terrace of C19 cottages, one of a row of two within a larger group, and adjoining Merlin House to the E facing over the churchyard.
  • II Merlin House
    Located in a terrace of houses opposite and facing the graveyard of the parish church, from which it is stepped forward.
  • II Brynglwys
    Located opposite church gates, on the corner of Back Lane, and attached to Rosendaal. Short front garden enclosed by railings set on a low stone wall.
  • II Rosendaal
    Attached to the NE end of Brynglwys, forming a terrace of two facing the churchyard.
  • II Church House including Gates and Railings to Front
    Located in a terrace of houses opposite and facing the graveyard of the parish church.
  • II Tomb of Howell Harris in Churchyard of the Church of St Gwendoling
    Located approximately 100m SE of the S porch of the parish church, close to the path to the SE corner gate.
  • II* Church of St Gwendoline
    Located on a small plateau above the village, at the junction of Church Street with School Street.

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