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Latitude: 52.6104 / 52°36'37"N
Longitude: -3.7008 / 3°42'2"W
OS Eastings: 284929
OS Northings: 302757
OS Grid: SH849027
Mapcode National: GBR 98.8PGJ
Mapcode Global: WH68H.3NZ5
Entry Name: Former Factory, Troed y Rhiw
Listing Date: 5 August 2004
Last Amended: 5 August 2004
Source ID: 83019
Location: On a lane running SE from Commins Coch. The building faces N and borders the road, with a stream running along the S side.
Locality: Commins Coch
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
A small factory, possibly associated with the woollen industry, and shown on the 1846 Tithe map. Its proximity to a stream suggests it was water-powered. Described, along with a former building on the opposite side of the road, as factory and cottage on the Tithe apportionment. By 1891 there were 4 buildings on the site.
Small 2-unit range, single-storey with attic, constructed of lime-washed rubble stone on boulder footings under an old slate roof, with stone stack to R end. Central entrance with boarded door, and 3-light iron-glazed window to R, both under segmental brick heads. The E gable end has a narrowed full-height opening with part of a segmental brick head; the original opening was clearly wider, its purpose unknown. Single-light wooden casement to gable, lighting attic storey. The S side was only partially visible but appears to have 2 window openings, at least one with wooden shutters.
Listed as a rare survival of a small industrial building in a rural setting retaining its character.
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