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White Swan Court (Units 8-20)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Monmouth, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8128 / 51°48'46"N

Longitude: -2.715 / 2°42'53"W

OS Eastings: 350808

OS Northings: 212931

OS Grid: SO508129

Mapcode National: GBR FL.WTDS

Mapcode Global: VH86T.WPKN

Entry Name: White Swan Court (Units 8-20)

Listing Date: 27 June 1952

Last Amended: 10 August 2005

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2321

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Part of the group on the principal street leading north and east from the town square and accessed between Nos.4 & 5.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

Community: Monmouth (Trefynwy)

Community: Monmouth

Built-Up Area: Monmouth

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Early/mid C19, built soon after 1837 by G V Maddox as a part of the Monmouth street improvements of the time. Remained a hotel until c1990 when it was converted into offices.

Exterior

Stucco fronted and painted with bands at first and second floor cill levels, roof not visible from the street. On site behind Priory Street with an entrance between Nos. 4 & 5, with access also to Church Street between Nos. 12 & 14 (qv). Convex frontage, double depth plan. Three storeys, six windows in all. At centre ground floor a bow window with triple 6 over 6 pane sashes, recessed two storey arch above. Three semi-circular headed windows on ground floor with matching doorway, fanlight and six panel door to the right of the bow; and, to the left, three arches and a tripartite sash window. The first floor has 6 over 6 sashes, the second floor has 3 over 3 pane ones. Cornice and parapet bands. Rear elevation not seen.

Interior

The interior has been extensively remodelled as offices in the late C20. Stone cantilever stair in bow on rear wall, with iron balustrade and mahogany rail.

Reasons for Listing

Included in a higher grade for its exceptional architectural interest as part of an important piece of early C19 town planning in the Monmouth centre.

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