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Nos 1 and 2 Beacons View

A Grade II Listed Building in Yscir (Ysgir), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9686 / 51°58'6"N

Longitude: -3.4417 / 3°26'30"W

OS Eastings: 301055

OS Northings: 230996

OS Grid: SO010309

Mapcode National: GBR YM.L0YB

Mapcode Global: VH6BR.9SD7

Entry Name: Nos 1 and 2 Beacons View

Listing Date: 23 March 2005

Last Amended: 23 March 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84276

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the N side of the road through Battle village some 220m E of the Church of Saint Cynog.

County: Powys

Town: Brecon

Community: Yscir (Ysgir)

Community: Yscir

Locality: Battle

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

Pair of Arts and Crafts style cottages built for Penoyre staff c. 1915, possibly to designs by W. D. Caroe, as an early photograph is labelled on the back 'Caroe collection'. The cottages were built by John Griffiths of Brecon, builder, for Mrs McClintock of Penoyre. Cottages are set on bank approached by flight of stone steps with side walls and flat coping stones.

Exterior

Pair of cottages, Arts and Crafts style, rock-faced grey rubble stone with renewed slate roof, big diagonally-set centre stone chimney with string course under tapering top. External chimneybreasts to low end chimneys set just behind gables with similar string course and tapered caps. One and a half storeys with roof swept down each side over porches with small leaded window to front and boarded door to inner return. Inner return wall ends in a buttress with sloping top. Stone voussoirs to doorways. Centre has broad two-storey flat-roofed projection with moulded coping, canted short sides each with a small upper window just above min roof eaves and front has two sets of three mullioned lights each floor. End walls have small 2-light in side of porch and chimney breast is flanked by a single light towards front and two-light towards rear. Another two-light to first floor centre. Windows have flush unmoulded grey stone surrounds, those on the centre with interlocked triple keystones, and had leaded lights, now C20 metal windows except the original ones in the porches.

Interior

Not available for inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Included for special interest as an unusual pair of cottages showing influence of C. F. A. Voysey.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty'r Pentre
    On the S side of the road through Battle village some 150m E of the Church of Saint Cynog.
  • II Church of Saint Cynog
    On the W side of Battle in a churchyard S of the road through the village.
  • II Milestone at Battle
    Near the edge of Battle on the W side of the road through the village some 100m NW of the Church of Saint Cynog.
  • II* Penoyre House
    Set high in a landscaped park (now a golf course) above the village of Cradoc to S; reached by a formal drive to E.
  • II The Old Smithy
    On the SW side of the road junction on the E side of Cradoc village.
  • II Entrance gatepiers and gates to Penoyre
    On the E side of a landscaped park (now a golf course) above the village of Cradoc to S; approached by a formal drive to E.
  • II Telephone Call-box in Cradoc
    At the crossroads on the E side of Cradoc village opposite The Old Smithy.
  • II Battle House
    On the N side of a valley some 850m N of the Church of Saint Cynog in Battle village.

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