29 HARPTON, LOWER (A.c.)
(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.