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Llansantffraed House

A Grade II Listed Building in Talybont-on-Usk, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9039 / 51°54'13"N

Longitude: -3.2773 / 3°16'38"W

OS Eastings: 312217

OS Northings: 223587

OS Grid: SO122235

Mapcode National: GBR YT.QCP1

Mapcode Global: VH6C7.4DRT

Entry Name: Llansantffraed House

Listing Date: 17 December 1998

Last Amended: 17 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21167

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In a dominating position adjacent to Llansantffraed church, above the main road between Abergavenny and Brecon, overlooking the River Usk.

County: Powys

Civil Community: Talybont-on-Usk (Tal-y-bont ar Wysg)

Locality: Llansantffraed

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

Probably C18 origin substantially altered and enlarged C19 by 2 cross wings and new frontage. Appears L shaped on tithe map 1841. In C19 owned by the Crawshay family.

Exterior

A medium-sized country house, an early Gothic Revival remodelling of a Georgian house; double pile plan. Of rendered and colourwashed stone with Welsh slate roof; dressed stone ridge stacks with cornices, axial stack to rear. Main frontage of 5 bays each with a gabled roof, overhanging eaves with decorative bargeboards, the 3 to the centre, representing the remodelling of the earlier core, narrower, and the two outer projecting. Central range has 2/2 pane horned sashes to first floor and deep cross-framed windows to ground floor either side of a steep pitched gabled porch with decorative bargeboards and arched doorway; side bays to the cross wings have cross-framed windows to both floors, 3 light above and 4 light to ground floor. Side elevation facing drive has similar central gable. Rear elevation shows the building history with the central section retaining 6/6, 8/8, pane sashes some renewed and a 9 pane hopper.

Interior

Interior remodelled, retains some 6 panelled doors with moulded surrounds, some shutters, some later boarded dado panelling.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a prominently sited C18 / C19 country house with an interesting building history comparable to that of the nearby Old Rectory.

Group value with the Church of St Ffraed and its listed churchyard monuments.

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