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Great Campston

A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8945 / 51°53'40"N

Longitude: -2.9316 / 2°55'53"W

OS Eastings: 335991

OS Northings: 222181

OS Grid: SO359221

Mapcode National: GBR F9.QTNY

Mapcode Global: VH78W.4NK1

Entry Name: Great Campston

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1921

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Approximately 5km SW of Grosmont, at the end of a long private drive, which runs SE off the minor road to Llanvihangel Crucorney.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Locality: Campston

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

The earliest parts of the present house appear to be C17, but Great Campston has its origins as a monastic range belonging to the Cistercian Abbey at Dore. After the Dissolution of 1536, Campston was granted to John Cokke of London, but after 1600 came into the possession of John Pritchard. The Pritchard family lived here for many years. Charles II was entertained at Great Campston in 1645 on his way to Raglan. A photograph c1904 in Bradney's 'History of Monmouthshire' shows the front of the house to have been formerly asymmetrical with 3-light mullion and transom windows.

Exterior

Thinly coursed rubble stone, hipped slate roof and projecting chimneystack at gable. Two storey, symmetrical front. First floor has five C20 horned sash windows, with rendered sills. Ground floor has centre entrance doorway with C20 pedimented porch and 6-panel door, flanked on each side by two similar sashes which have concrete lintels with simulated voussoirs. The middle wall to the right of the porch has a carved C17 stone tablet which comprises: centre coat of arms of the Vaughans of Tretower, flanked by fluted colums with volutes which stand on floral decorated bases and support a moulded entablature.

Interior

Principal ground-floor rooms flank each side of the entrance, with former service rooms to rear.The interior has been substantially refurbished in the C20, including the insertion of a C18 fireplace surround in the drawing room.

Reasons for Listing

Substantial C17 house with early and important history.

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