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Hollybush Cottage

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: 52.6374 / 52°38'14"N

Longitude: -3.1079 / 3°6'28"W

OS Eastings: 325123

OS Northings: 304983

OS Grid: SJ251049

Mapcode National: GBR B1.6ZFR

Mapcode Global: WH79Q.7Y9Z

Entry Name: Hollybush Cottage

Listing Date: 20 March 1998

Last Amended: 20 March 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19550

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located approximately 1.3km SE of Leighton church and on S side of a private forest road E of Leighton Farm.

County: Powys

Town: Forden

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

Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan

Locality: Moel y Mab

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Early C18 house, modified in later C19 (with new windows, barge boards and porch) when part of John Naylor's Leighton Estate. Naylor acquired the Estate in 1846-47 and embarked on an ambitious programme of building, principally Leighton Hall, church and Farm, which was largely completed by the mid 1850s. He continued to extend and improve the Estate until his death in 1889. His grandson, Captain J.M. Naylor, sold the Estate in 1931.

Exterior

Two-unit lobby entry house with entrance backing on to gable end stack. One-and-a-half storeys of timber framing in square panels with brick nogging painted white and on a rubble stone plinth. Slate roof (renewed late C20) with end brick stacks. Two-window front with doorway to R. Dormers have cusped barge boards and 2-light iron-frame casements with small panes. Similar window in earlier opening to L in lower storey; enlarged casement window to R. Doorway to R has a modern door in earlier opening, and in C19 timber-framed porch with barge boards similar to dormers. R side wall is rubble stone painted white; L side wall has single-storey brick lean-to painted white. Two-window rear has a centrally-placed boarded door, wood-framed casement to L and casement to R similar to front. Dormers are also similar to front.

Interior

Not inspected (November 1996).

Reasons for Listing

A well-preserved example of a late timber-framed small vernacular cottage, of additional interest for its association with the Leighton Estate and Naylor’s late C19 improvements there.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Upper Cable House
    Located approximately 1km SE of Leighton church and reached by a path S of Leighton House.
  • 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 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 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 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 Offa's Pool Dam
    Located approximately 1.7km SE of Leighton church and situated in a woodland plantation on the W side of a private forest road (also Offa's Dyke long distance footpath). The pool is fed by 2 streams.
  • II Brook House
    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.
  • II Beechview
    Located on Moel y Mab approximately 0.9km SE of Leighton church, immediately S of a former Slurry Tank, and reached by private road W of a minor road between Leighton and Trelystan.

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