Full Report for Listed Buildings
Summary Description of a Listed Buildings
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Forward to the street and set into a long rubble crenellated wall now enclosing porth mawr house but formerly the castellated herbert family mansion called cwrt-y-carw. Gatehouse adjoins side of house.
C15, late medieval.
2-storey crenellated gateway set forward from the adjoining walls; early c19 picturesque alterations. Rubble masonry with dressed quoins, extensive creeper.
Battlemented parapet, small turret to ne angle, octagonal stone chimney stacl. 4-light window to 1st floor under hood mould, small stair light to right. Pointed arched entrance to ground floor with weathered mouldings, hood and stops; later pointed doors with strapwork panelling and openwork tops.
2-bay interior with c19 sexpartite ribbed vault with bosses; low rubble seats to either side, 6-panel door to right. Chamfered inner arch leading to house with 2 light window, square head and hood mould.
Reason for designation
A relatively rare example in wales of a late-medieval secular gateway.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
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