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Coity House (Doncasters Ltd)

A Grade II Listed Building in Blaenavon, Torfaen

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Latitude: 51.7717 / 51°46'18"N

Longitude: -3.0986 / 3°5'54"W

OS Eastings: 324293

OS Northings: 208690

OS Grid: SO242086

Mapcode National: GBR F2.ZG24

Mapcode Global: VH79C.7QRN

Plus Code: 9C3RQWC2+MH

Entry Name: Coity House (Doncasters Ltd)

Listing Date: 9 February 1995

Last Amended: 9 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15303

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated to the south-west of the tyre mill, and to north-west of the Forge Side residential area.

County: Torfaen

Town: Blaenavon

Community: Blaenavon (Blaenafon)

Community: Blaenavon

Locality: Forge Side

Built-Up Area: Blaenavon

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Built before 1879, probably around 1860, for the works manager, when the Forge Side Complex was first being developed. It was the home of Captain Percy G Pennymore, Director of the Blaenavon Gas and Iron Company, at the end of the nineteenth century. The Gilchrist memorial was originally sited immediately south-east of the house, and now relocated to Blaenavon Ironworks.


A rendered building on a rectangular plan, with extensions to the south-west and north-west. The main house has three bays on two storeys. Asymmetrical three-window facade, with wide rendered surrounds and cambered arches to all openings and 16-pane horned sash windows. Central doorway with door set-back and staircase window above. Two further windows to ground and first floors. The slate roof is pitched and has ceramic ridge tiles and a chimney stack on its north-west pitch.


Inaccessible at time of inspection, although some original fitments such as window shutters and central wooden staircase were apparent from outside.

Reasons for Listing

Included as good example of manager's house and as part of the Forge Side Ironworks complex.

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