Full Report for Listed Buildings


Summary Description of a Listed Buildings


Reference Number
7158
Building Number
 
Grade
I  
Status
Designated  
Date of Designation
04/01/1952  
Date of Amendment
25/09/1986  
Name of Property
Porth-Mawr Gatehouse  
Address
 

Location


Unitary Authority
Powys  
Community
Crickhowell  
Town
 
Locality
 
Easting
321717  
Northing
218544  
Street Side
 
Location
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.  

Description


Broad Class
Domestic  
Period
 

History
C15, late medieval.  

Exterior
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.  

Interior
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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