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Brook House

A Grade II Listed Building in Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6382 / 52°38'17"N

Longitude: -3.114 / 3°6'50"W

OS Eastings: 324713

OS Northings: 305074

OS Grid: SJ247050

Mapcode National: GBR B1.6XP6

Mapcode Global: WH79Q.4YFD

Entry Name: Brook House

Listing Date: 20 March 1998

Last Amended: 20 March 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19501

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located approximately 1.0km SSE of Leighton church beneath Moel y Mab and situated on N side of an unmetalled track E of Leighton Farm. The house stands in a depression below the road.

County: Powys

Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan)

Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Mainly C19 but probably with earlier origins, and likely to represent the remodelling by the Leighton estate of an earlier vernacular house, possibly of C17 origins.

Exterior

One-and-a-half storey house of rubble stone and timber framing, with slate roofs. Rubble to ground floor, square panelled framing above. Main range and cross wing plan; 2-unit main range with axial stack. Cross-wing to left, with gable end and axial stacks. Doorway in angle of main range and wing. Detail throughout, including small-paned windows and decorative barge-boards, consistent with Leighton estate work of the mid C19. Extension beyond cross-wing c1996.

Interior

Not accessible on resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a small vernacular house of additional interest for its mid C19 remodelling as part of the Leighton estate; part of a group of estate buildings at the foot of Moel-y-mab.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Brook House Tank
    On N side and in garden of Brook House, and built on sloping ground.
  • II Park Cottage
    Located approximately 1.0km SSE of Leighton church on the N side of a minor road E of Leighton Farm and situated at the foot of a woodland plantation.
  • II The Old Cable House
    Located approximately 1.0km SE of Leighton church and 0.5km E of Leighton Farm, on N side of an unmetalled road and at the foot of Moel y Mab. The tower and part of the vaulted tunnel are in the gard
  • II Park House
    Located approximately 1.1km SSE of Leighton church and situated S of a minor road E of Leighton Farm.
  • II Bridge South East of Old Cable House
    Located approximately 0.5km E of Leighton Farm on the S side of a private forest road E of Leighton Farm at the foot of a woodland plantation. The bridge is SE of the Old Cable House. It spans a sto
  • II Leat to Park Pool
    Located approximately 1.0km SE of Leighton church and situated in a woodland plantation on the S side of a forest road. The leat extends from Hollybush Cottage to the E to a footbridge immediately E
  • II Upper Cable House
    Located approximately 1km SE of Leighton church and reached by a path S of Leighton House.
  • II Valve House
    Approximately 1.1km SSE of Leighton Church, set back from W side of Estate road between Park Pool and Goppas, and at S end of conifer plantation.

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