This Radnorshire country house is a Grade 2* listed building of sub-medieval origins, with evidence of cruck-frame construction. It was built probably early in the 17th Century, with early 19th century enlargement and later 19th century remodelling. Interior features reflect the different construction periods, and unusually the later alterations, including the domed entrance hall and well-proportioned neo-classical rooms, are particularly fine. The house was built on the site of a former grange to Abbey Cwmhir and was at one time a coaching inn.
The roof was in poor condition in 2012, and its structure has been comprehensively repaired using new English oak wall plates and purlins, and it has been recovered with reclaimed natural Welsh slates. The roof layout is extraordinarily complex, with 37 separate pitched areas. The six large chimney stacks also needed much work, together with new lead valleys and flashings, together with repairs to the decorative wave-moulded bargeboards.
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