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Town Farm

A Grade II* Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9144 / 51°54'51"N

Longitude: -2.8675 / 2°52'3"W

OS Eastings: 340426

OS Northings: 224340

OS Grid: SO404243

Mapcode National: GBR FC.PKBW

Mapcode Global: VH78X.74XR

Entry Name: Town Farm

Listing Date: 9 January 1956

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1953

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Some 50m NW of Church of St Nicholas in the centre of Grosmont village, on S side of the minor road leading to Great Tresenny.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Exceptionally well-preserved farmhouse dated 1673. Unusual plan with service rooms in middle, and hall and parlour at either end. The house survives largely unaltered and retains many good original features. In late C18 Town Farm belonged to William Robert James of Serle Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields.

Exterior

Late C17 farmhouse. Thinly coursed, painted rubble stone; slate roof with brick end-stacks. Two storeys plus attic; walls have slight batter. Windows are wooden C17 4-light ovolo mullions and have angled dripstones with dropped and returned ends; some are fixed lights, others opening casements. N front is symmetrical. First floor has three mullions with 2 2 2 2 pane casements. Ground-floor has central entrance flanked by mullions on each side with 4 4 4 4 casements. Entrance doorway with ovolo-moulded wooden frame and flat head, bears date 1673; plank and batten door, strap hinges with bifurcated ends. Immediately left of doorway is small 2-light lobby window; door and window are covered by a single dripmould. W gable has C20 4-pane window on first floor and blocked window on ground floor, both with angled dripstones. Garden front (to rear) faces churchyard. Ground floor has centre 2 2 pane casement and 2 2 2 casements each side. First floor a 4-pane window (left) and another 2 2 2 pane casement (centre).

Interior

Exceptionally fine interior of 1673 containing many features of interest. Entrance into lobby with doorways, right and left, to parlour and hall. These doorways have ornate door-heads: the sides are scrolled and inverted pyramids project down from centre of each arch. Ceiling beams on ground-floor are ovolo moulded, and joists are roll moulded. Parlour fireplace stair has C17 crease door. First floor bedrooms and cupboard has similar doors. Attic and cellar not available for inspection at time of resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Highly graded II* as an exceptionally fine late C17 house with unusual plan and well-preserved Renaissance facade. Group value with the listed stable block at Town Farm.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Stable at Town Farm
    Some 50m NW of the Church of St Nicholas in the centre of Grosmont, on N side of the minor road leading to Great Tresenny. The stable block lies on the opposite side of the road to Town farmhouse.
  • II The Angel Inn
    In centre of Grosmont village some 10m S of Town Hall.
  • II Angel Cottage
    Adjoining the Angel Inn, some 10m SE of the Town Hall in the centre of Grosmont.
  • II The Old Greyhound
    In centre of Grosmont, some 50m NW of St Nicholas's Church.
  • II York House
    In centre of Grosmont, on steeply sloping ground some 25m SW of Town Hall.
  • II Gentle Jane
    Some 50m N of Church of St Nicholas in centre of Grosmont Village.
  • II Grosmont Town Hall
    In the centre of the Market Square, Grosmont.
  • II Cross in St Nicholas's Churchyard
    In gently sloping churchyard, some 100m N of porch of St Nicholas's Church.

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