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Castle Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Raglan, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7706 / 51°46'14"N

Longitude: -2.8485 / 2°50'54"W

OS Eastings: 341548

OS Northings: 208331

OS Grid: SO415083

Mapcode National: GBR FD.ZQ1G

Mapcode Global: VH79H.KRZJ

Entry Name: Castle Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 April 1982

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2758

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Prominently sited adjacent to Raglan Castle the farm is approached from its own drive and shielded from close public view.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Raglan

Community: Raglan (Rhaglan)

Community: Raglan

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Farmhouse, probably built in the 1640s by the 5th Earl of Worcester to serve Raglan Castle. Though long used as a farmhouse, it may have had a different original use, perhaps a lodgings range.

Exterior

Farmhouse, long, large range in C17 red brick with red pantile roof, brick gable copings and brick stacks. Large triple diagonal-shafted ridge stack and rebuilt left end stack. Two storeys and loft, 7 bays, the seventh distinct with through-arch to farmyard. Rubble plinth with brick chamfered top, moulded stone dripcourse above ground floor right, nogged brick course over all of first floor. Main part has 6 2-light limestone recessed chamfered mullion windows to first floor, the seventh bay to right has another such window but set somewhat higher, to accommodate the archway below, with brick Tudor-arched head. The ground floor is more altered, one similar window in sixth bay, and frame of another, altered to a door in fourth bay. First and third bays have broad triple windows with stone voussoirs to shallow arched heads, C20 glazing. Second bay has a Tudor-arched door in flat-headed wave-moulded surround with moulded spandrels. Another doorway in fifth bay, depressed-arched moulded stone surround, C20 door. Similar mullion window to right end gable.

Interior

Not available for inspection at time of resurvey (December 1999). Said in 1982 to retain original massive floor beams and double-collared trusses (with queen posts below); otherwise interior was C19, possibly because construction was incomplete when the castle was beseiged, and was abandoned until the C19.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an important surviving part of the Raglan Castle group, with fine surviving architectural character of a formality not found in the 'regional' asrchitecture of the period. Notable as a very early example of the use of red brick.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • I Raglan Castle
    Magnificently sited 0.25km N of Raglan and reached by private drive from the A 40.
  • II The Old Post Office
    Castle Street runs N from Beaufort Square in Raglan towards the castle. No 9 on the E side is part of a single range with No 8.
  • II 8 Castle Street,8,Castle Street,Raglan,Raglan,,NP5 2DS
    Castle Street runs N from the main crossroads at Beaufort Square in Raglan towards the castle.
  • II The Malt House
    Castle Street runs N from the main crossroads at Beaufort Square in Raglan towards the castle.
  • II 7 Castle Street,7,Castle Street,Raglan,Raglan,,NP5 2DS
    Situated at right end of group of roughcast houses on the E side of Castle Street, just after a large late C19 red brick house.
  • II Exmoor House
    Situated between Castle Coch and The Malthouse in terraced row on W side of Castle Street.
  • II Castell Coch
    Part of terraced row on W side of Castle Street, which runs N from Beaufort Square towards the castle.
  • II* Church of St Cadoc
    Situated by the principal crossroads in Raglan, in a churchyard contained within a stone wall which is entered by a C19 lychgate.

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