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Gentle Jane

A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.9144 / 51°54'51"N

Longitude: -2.8669 / 2°52'0"W

OS Eastings: 340467

OS Northings: 224344

OS Grid: SO404243

Mapcode National: GBR FC.PKH8

Mapcode Global: VH78X.847Q

Entry Name: Gentle Jane

Listing Date: 9 January 1956

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1951

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Some 50m N of Church of St Nicholas in centre of Grosmont Village.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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A late C18 town house with attached shop, extended by an outshut to rear probably in late C18/early C19. During the late C19 the house was joined internally to the adjoining shop and the interior substantially remodelled, in the C20 has become an independent house once again.


C18 two-storey symmetrical front. Painted render; slate roof, cranked to right; brick end-stack to left. First floor has three 12-pane sashes: the outer sashes are hornless and probably C18, the centre sash is horned and a replacement. Ground floor has centre entrance doorway with plain wooden pilasters, rectangular fanlight and 6-panel door. On each side are C18 20-pane bow windows and beyond similar but narrower C18 doorways. Doorway to right has a blocked overlight and boarded half-door with upper ventilation slits. Beyond is window of former shop: square 6 6 pane casement with vertical iron bars, timber lintel with iron hooks. A continuous facia board runs across the front at impost level.


Interior substantially altered in C19. Ground floor room partitions removed to form single large room, with small room (to former shop) at N end. Ground-floor has chamfered ceiling beams (reused); one with a broach, one with a hollow and fillet stop. Former bakehouse (in rear outshut) has C18 six panel door. Attic has a C18 plank door with L-hinges. Roof of four bays, trusses have raised collars with cambered soffits; some principal rafters are reused.

Reasons for Listing

Well-preserved C18 village house with good facade. Important group value with Town Hall and St Nicholas's Church and other listed buildings in central Grosmont.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Post Office
    In the centre of Grosmont, some 40m N of St Nicholas's Church. Shop and adjoining house are to S of road.
  • II The Old Greyhound
    In centre of Grosmont, some 50m NW of St Nicholas's Church.
  • II Cross in St Nicholas's Churchyard
    In gently sloping churchyard, some 100m N of porch of St Nicholas's Church.
  • II Gatepiers to St Nicholas's Churchyard
    At the boundary of a gently sloping churchyard, some 120m N of the transept of the Church of St Nicholas.
  • II Coach House at The Post Office
    Some 40m N of the Church of St Nicholas, to E of the entrance gates to churchyard.
  • II Castle House
    At the roadside, approximately 50m N of St Nicholas's Church, beside the lane leading to Grosmont Castle.
  • II Woodview
    At the roadside, approximately 50m N of St Nicholas's Church, next the lane leading to Grosmont Castle.
  • II Angel Cottage
    Adjoining the Angel Inn, some 10m SE of the Town Hall in the centre of Grosmont.

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