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Latitude: 51.5956 / 51°35'44"N
Longitude: -2.9124 / 2°54'44"W
OS Eastings: 336895
OS Northings: 188918
OS Grid: ST368889
Mapcode National: GBR J9.BN3Y
Mapcode Global: VH7BF.G5P5
Entry Name: Thatched Cottage
Listing Date: 3 March 1952
Last Amended: 19 December 1995
Source ID: 2903
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Located approx 2km S of Langstone village, and approx 1km N of Llanwern village. Set on the E side of the road within 2.5 acres of garden.
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
Cottage built in 1907 in vernacular style. Said to be by Lutyens and his assistant Oswald Milne. The house was commissioned by Lord Rhondda owner of nearby Pencoed Castle for his niece, Charlotte Haig, daughter of Earl Haig. The gardens are said to have been laid out by Gertrude Jekyll, under restoration at the time of survey (September 1995)
Two storey cottage. Reed thatched roof with decorative blocked ridge. Elevations of coursed rubble with some random use of terracotta tile. "E" plan. Picturesque cottage composition, multi-paned casement windows and painted planked timber doors. Two axial ashlar chimneys, one lateral, large red brick rising from ashlar base adjoining front door with pots. Crest on lateral chimney stack adjacent to front door presumably that of the Haig family. The second chimney is constructed of coursed rubble with pots. To the left hand side of the front elevation there is a catslide roof with a small pair of casements and boarded door. Design incorporates gabled and hipped ranges and pent roof dormers.
Simple cottage interior, recently modernised. Planked doors to ground floor. Large "inglenook" style fireplace with oak mantle shelf to principal reception room, with simple plaster border to ceiling. The second reception room has a small brick chimney located in the corner of the room.
Listed grade II as an early C20 picturesque cottage said to be from the office of Sir Edwin Lutyens.
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