Harpton, Lower

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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Herefordshire, Volume 3, North West. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1934.

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(O.S. 6 in. (a)X, S.W., (b)XVII, N.W.)

Lower Harpton is a small parish on the Welsh border, 2 m. N.W. of Kington. Offa's Dyke runs through the northern part of the parish.


b(1). Dunfield, house, near the S. end of the parish, is of two storeys with attics and cellars; the walls are of stone and the roofs are covered with slates. The remains of a 17th-century timber-framed building form the nucleus of the present house which has been remodelled, enlarged and partly re-built in the 19th century. The exterior has no ancient features, but internally some of the rooms on the S. front have exposed ceiling-beams. The staircase is of late 17th-century date and has turned balusters, square newels and moulded handrails; in the staircase-window is a collection of fragments of mediæval glass, mostly of the 15th century, and including tabernacle-work, diapering and a hand holding a palm-branch.

Condition—Good, much altered.

N.B.—For Offa's Dyke, see p. xxx.