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Principal’s Residence at the University of South Wales, Caerleon Campus

A Grade II Listed Building in Caerleon, Newport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.616 / 51°36'57"N

Longitude: -2.9616 / 2°57'41"W

OS Eastings: 333518

OS Northings: 191232

OS Grid: ST335912

Mapcode National: GBR J7.9FR4

Mapcode Global: VH7B6.MN61

Entry Name: Principal’s Residence at the University of South Wales, Caerleon Campus

Location: On high ground to the north west of the town approached via Lodge Road and College Road. On the left hand side of the drive immediately in front of the College.

County: Newport

Community: Caerleon

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Listing Date: 2 March 2017

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87726

History

Constructed as an integral part of the development of the College. College Road is aligned with the central entrance of the college and forms the main approach to it. The two lodges, the Principal’s Residence and the Caretaker’s/Gardener’s Lodge as well as the entrance gateway lower down College Road are positioned to frame the approach, the lodges limiting the view of the main college building until it is viewed in closer proximity.

The two lodges were designed in tandem and stylistically similar to the main College building but they are not identical. The Principal’s residence is larger and has greater architectural detailing.

Exterior

House of mixed Revival style, of Old Red Sandstone rubble with Bath stone dressings; continuous cill course, hipped slate roofs, deep eaves and ashlar chimney stacks. Sash windows with upper lights of small panes and large single pane lower lights.

Two storey ‘L’ shaped plan, main entrance front of three bays on north east, central entrance with Bath stone surround and canopy, with narrow paired window and raised wreath panel above. ‘Garden’ elevation to south west of two projecting full height bays, then set back to right 2 bays offset to right in the return and further two bays to right, boarded door with overlight offset to right with small side window to left, single bay at extreme left, and to right full height bay with plain window on the ground floor and Bath stone window to first floor. Single ground floor window in the south east elevation. North east elevation of 8 bays, full height bay to right then three full size windows and then four narrow windows irregularly spaced. On the ground floor a ‘shopfront’ with door to right side in the 3 left hand bays and two small windows to right.

Interior

Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special architectural interest as a well preserved example of early C20 educational architecture, constructed as a support building to the teacher training college and of fine quality and character. Group value with the Former Caerleon Teacher Training College Building, the nearby Caretaker’s/Gardener’s Lodge and Gate Piers on College Road.

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