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Latitude: 52.6394 / 52°38'21"N
Longitude: -3.1588 / 3°9'31"W
OS Eastings: 321683
OS Northings: 305256
OS Grid: SJ216052
Mapcode National: GBR 9Z.6YSN
Mapcode Global: WH79P.GX1G
Entry Name: No4 Limekiln Cottages
Listing Date: 29 February 1996
Last Amended: 29 February 1996
Source ID: 16746
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Immediately E of the canal at Belan Locks, approached via a by-road from Sarn-y-bryn-caled cottages.
Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
History: 4 cottages associated with the Belan lime-kilns were in existence by 1840; but some time after 1859 they were replaced by the present houses, built by the Powis Estate.
Exterior: Brick to side walls and rear, the sides painted in imitation of timber framing; front wall is also painted in imitation of framing, apparently onto boards superimposed on a frame. This painting forms a series of quatrefoil panels. Slate roofs with brick axial stack. Symmetrically planned, each cottage has outer doorway with battened plank door, and 2-light iron mullioned and transomed window with small panes to ground floor; small 2-light small paned iron casement window in gabled dormer above. No 4 has single storeyed outbuilding attached to the left.
The cottages form a striking example of the picturesque vernacular of the late C19 - and excellent examples of estate housing which form part of a group of structures at Belan Locks.
Reference: Stephen Hughes, The Archaeology of the Montgomeryshire Canal, 1988, pp.88-9.
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