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Warehouse adjoining N Wye House

A Grade II Listed Building in Chepstow, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.645 / 51°38'42"N

Longitude: -2.67 / 2°40'11"W

OS Eastings: 353736

OS Northings: 194236

OS Grid: ST537942

Mapcode National: GBR JM.7H38

Mapcode Global: VH87M.NXV9

Plus Code: 9C3VJ8WJ+22

Entry Name: Warehouse adjoining N Wye House

Listing Date: 24 March 1975

Last Amended: 12 November 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2482

Building Class: Commercial

Location: The main range of the W side of the central square of The Back.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Chepstow

Community: Chepstow (Cas-gwent)

Community: Chepstow

Built-Up Area: Chepstow

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Late C18/early C19. This was used by Chepstow Wine and Spirit Co, Chepstow established as a bonding port for wine and spirits in 1838. The slag came from copper furnaces up-river at Redbrook; the copper plate, used on the bottom of ships to protect against marine flora and fauna, was handled through this port. Part site of the Wye Inn.

Exterior

Large warehouse, attached at each side. Of brick in Flemish bond on a deep plinth of slag blocks; slate roof continuous with Wye House to left and hipped to right. Three storeys. Four-window range; upper floor has 2-light unglazed openings close under eaves; first floor has multipane sash windows under segmental arches, that at centre left enlarged; end left blocked. Five wide segmental-arched low ground floor doorways, 3 of which are blocked.

Interior

Interior on two floors has original timber roof with tie beams, a ramp for rolling barrels, wooden slat stairs.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-built C18 warehouse, an integral part of the quay complex. Group value with other listed buildings in The Back and St Ann's Street. Stuart house, the warehouse and Wye House form a continuous group.

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