CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 7696 - Wynnstay, `Wynnstay Arms Hotel'
Listed Building 7598 (II )

NGR :- SH8990802845 (SH80SE)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Llanbrynmair
Prefered site type :- 19th century ? - House (Building - Intact )

Listed building of 19th century date (Silvester, R J 1992c, 74).

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

The building is prominently located at the centre of the village, in the angle between the main A.470 Caersws to Machynlleth Road and the Pandy Road up the Tafolog Valley.

Originally the Unicorn Hotel, and then the Wynnstay Herbert Arms and Unicorn Hotel, built 1780, and remodelled and enlarged most probably immediately after the turnpiking of the Caersws to Machynlleth Road in 1821, to provide accommodation and sustenance for travellers and a change of horses. The former National Provincial Bank once operated from the building.

The building has an imposing front of white painted stone, with slate roofs. It is of 3 storeys with attics, comprising two almost identical symmetrical structures of 3 storeys and 3 bays, adjoined at the ends, each with central door, originally with a modest columned Doric portico with crowning balustrade, now replaced by stone gabled porches, and 12-paned double hung sash windows set in openings with cambered ashlar stone heads. Six-pane windows to the top floor (all front windows replaced with uPVC at time of resurvey). Blue brick stacks at the gable ends, probably late C19, and one further stack placed assymmetrically and another on the rear slope. To the rear, a short parallel ridged block with a central stack, and a long range of stone and slated outbuildings, probably built as stabling and grooms' quarters, extended at various times.

Included, despite alterations, as a handsome hostelry of early C19 character, in an imposing position at the centre of the village.

Sources:-
CPAT visit form , , ,
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,
Silvester, R J , 1992 , Montgomeryshire Historic Settlements , CPAT report 40 October 1992 .

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record created 31/12/94 , last updated 11/02/04
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2004 (and in part Crown, 2004)



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