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Wood Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Tregynon, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5683 / 52°34'5"N

Longitude: -3.3603 / 3°21'37"W

OS Eastings: 307897

OS Northings: 297583

OS Grid: SO078975

Mapcode National: GBR 9Q.C9BD

Mapcode Global: WH79Z.CP3Z

Entry Name: Wood Cottage

Listing Date: 5 March 2012

Last Amended: 5 March 2012

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87651

Location: In an isolated position on the edge of Gregynog Great Wood, half a kilometre west of Gregynog Hall.

County: Powys

Community: Tregynon

Community: Tregynon

Locality: Gregynog

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Probably late eighteenth century or even early nineteenth century, but still firmly within a regional vernacular tradition. There is evidence to suggest a successive building process, possibly the result of phased rebuilding, repair and adaptation. The building is shown as a barn in the Tregynon Tithe survey of 1842, but incorporated a dwelling by the late nineteenth century, and has changed little since.

Exterior

Small farmstead or smallholding comprising a long range with dwelling and lofted cow-house under a single roof. Slight timber-framed structure with weather-boarding on a stone and brick plinth. Brick infill to house, the boarded framing open on the cow-house. Random slate roof. Single brick external chimney against the gable wall of the dwelling.

Facing the front elevation, the dwelling is to the left: small two storeyed, two-unit plan, with off-centre boarded door flanked by small windows (variously renewed in aluminium and UPVC in original openings), the upper windows immediately beneath the eaves, and a second doorway providing independent access to the right-hand domestic room. Higher plinth to cow-house, which has a tiny window at each end of its long range, and a near-centre wide doorway. This is aligned with a narrower mucking-out door set above the higher plinth to the rear. Three boarded loading doors in the rear wall, and one in the gable end. Small modern windows in rear elevation of dwelling, and a brick and weather-boarded lean-to against its gable end.

Interior

Dwelling has small two-roomed plan, divided by a horizontal boarded wall, and with timber-framed structure partially visible in the external walls. Simple joinery including boarded doors. The structure is more fully exposed in the cow-house, in which the three principal bays are subdivided by regularly spaced posts, and braced at the angles. Queen-post truss in gable end, queen strut trusses elsewhere. The tripartite internal layout survives, with substantial remains of partitions, feeding racks, and pitched stone and brick floors.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as a good example of a simple traditional rural building type, retaining original construction and a historical layout as small dwelling and cow-house which has exceptional vernacular character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bridge in Parkland
    Located approximately 200m SW of Gregynog Hall within a wooded area of parkland and carries a footpath over a drive leading to the W entrance to the grounds of Gregynog Hall.
  • II* Gregynog Hall
    1.7km SW of parish church, in a large area of parkland and gardens. The house faces roughly SE.
  • II Fountain (south-west)
    Located within the gardens of Gregynog Hall, immediately in front of the house.
  • II Stable and Coach House
    Located immediately E of Gregynog Hall.
  • II Fountain (north-east)
    Located within the gardens of Gregynog Hall, immediately in front of the house.
  • II Garden Bridge
    Located in front of Gregynog Hall and spanning a sunken garden.
  • II Fir House
    Located at the end of a farm road on S side of a minor road between Tregynon and Bwlch-y-fridd, approximately 2.9km SW of parish church.
  • II Middle Lodge
    Located within the grounds of Gregynog Hall, approximately 0.4km E of Gregynog Hall, on N side of a driveway leading to Tregynon.

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