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SIR JOHN DAVY'S SCHOOL; ALMSHOUSES, DEFYNNOG

Site Details


NPRN 23193

Map Reference SN92NW

Grid Reference SN9262327712

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Brecknockshire

Community Maescar

Type of Site ALMSHOUSE, SCHOOL

Broad Class Education

Period Post Medieval

Site Description This building was a group of five almshouses at the centre of Defynnog of the west side of the High Street (A4215). They were stone-built with a slate roof and had a cobbled forecourt. The building had four doors with flat arched heads plus casement windows with diamond panes. They date originally from the 17th century foundation of Sir John Davy but were rebuilt in the early 19th century, and became Sir John Davy's School. There was an inscription above and between two of the windows in the centre of the building, which was illegible at the time of the survey.
(Source: CADW listed buildings database, 17 January 1963).
Ian Archer, RCAHMW, 10th March 2005

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