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Outside of the main building, the churchyard is described as a polygonal enclosure and is set overlooking the valley of the River Mule. A major rebuilding project took place in 1882-83, while large restoration work was undertaken on the tower in 1924 due to the stair turret being in danger of collapse, the walls were in need of urgent re-pointing and repair and the oak timber reframing needed improvements.
The roof was re-slated and louvers were inserted in the windows.
Tree-ring dating established that the two-tier timber-framed bell-stage (a) was built in Winter 1525/6.
The bell-chamber floor (b) was found to have been renewed in 1567/8 with very large and closely set beams, presumably to support the weight of a heavy bell-frame. Description of the church in Richard Haslam, The Buildings of Wales: Powys (1979), pp.112-14.
More recent work included the 1960 removal of a coke-fired boiler and the installation of an electric heating system.
Further restoration work in 1993/94 was necessitated by storm damage: some of the oak timbers were replaced by steel girders and the slate roof was repaired. Lloyd Davies, RCAHMW, 02 December 2008 [ADDITIONAL:] The church tower was tree-ring dated by RCAHMW as part of the national dendrochronological project, and the results reported in Vernacular Architecture 42 (2011): x.
The county of Powys covers a large part of Mid Wales and runs alongside the Shropshire border.
It is a hot tourist destination with thousands every year flocking to caravan parks and local attractions such as the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway.
Also in place are the 14th Century roofs, a bell that is dated to 1410 and a chest and a small number of monuments from the 18th Century.
Gregynog Hall is surrounded by 750 acres of grounds containing many different landscapes, including its renowned Grade 1 listed formal gardens.
The Gardener’s Chronicle of 1912 described the gardens as ‘highly artistic and in complete harmony with the natural surroundings’ while CADW added ‘one of the most important parks and gardens in Powys, dating from at least 1500’s.
Dating from 1650 with later additions, The Gro was formerly The Gro Vicarage and Llanllwchaian Vicarage.
Approched by a 100 metre drive, it stands in an gardens of over an acre, surrounded by countryside, a mile to the north of the centre of Newtown, Powys. All have drinks making facilities and en-suite bathrooms with power showers. Wireless internet access is available free of charge on the ground floor.