Trewern Hall

Trewern Hall

Location in Montgomeryshire

Location
Trewern, Montgomeryshire, Wales

Coordinates
52°41′42″N 3°04′59″W / 52.6951°N 3.0831°W / 52.6951; -3.0831Coordinates: 52°41′42″N 3°04′59″W / 52.6951°N 3.0831°W / 52.6951; -3.0831

OS grid reference
SO326807311409

Built
15th Century and 1610

Built for
Francis Family

Restored
1985-6 (SW end) and 1993-4 (NE end)

Restored by
Murray.Ll. Chapman

Architect
M. J. Garner

Architectural style(s)
Timber framed Severn Valley House

Listed Building – Grade II*

Designated
25 April 1950

Reference no.
7920

Trewern Hall or Trewern Farmhouse is a country house in Montgomeryshire, Wales, close to the Shropshire border. It is on a spur in the floodplain of the river Severn, in the Trewern community area of what is now Powys, to the north of the A458 road from Shrewsbury to Welshpool. It is a fine example of a Severn Valley Half-timbered house. The Grade II* listed hall was occupied by the Lloyd, Francis and Whittaker families. In 1985-6 (SW end) and 1993-4 (NE end) it was extensively restored with some remodelling by the architect M.J.Garner for Murray.Ll. Chapman.

Contents

1 Architecture
2 Literature
3 References
4 See also: the following Montgomeryshire Timber-framed houses
5 External links

Architecture[edit]

Trewern Hall or Trewern Farmhouse, Montgomeryshire 1884

The earliest depiction of Trewern Hall is a print of the house by Thomas Edward Pryce, who visited the house in December 1883. In his description of the house he notes that the porch was ‘‘badly mutilated’’ and that inside and all decorative features had been removed.[1] The date 1610 and the initials R F also occur on a tie beam in the plainer kitchen wing to the east. The front of the house is nearly symmetrical with two outer gables with a hall between, the latter flanked by two-storeyed gabled wings. To the right is a porch with a lobby entrance to the hall and access to the kitchen wing. The main hall of the house had small square windows divided by moulded mullions at a high level in the room to the an oriel window. In the exterior, the 17th century timber framing consists of two upper courses of decorative quadrants, and a herringbone pattern. The house is also jettied on three sides on corbels, carved with figures and heads on the front.[2]
Literature[edit]

Chapman, M. Ll., Trewern Hall, its owners and occupiers Montgomery Collections 76 (1988
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