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Gatehouse at Llanarth Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanarth, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.7863 / 51°47'10"N

Longitude: -2.9119 / 2°54'42"W

OS Eastings: 337197

OS Northings: 210132

OS Grid: SO371101

Mapcode National: GBR FB.YLB9

Mapcode Global: VH79G.GCZG

Plus Code: 9C3VQ3PQ+G7

Entry Name: Gatehouse at Llanarth Court

Listing Date: 3 January 1995

Last Amended: 15 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15661

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated about 1km SSW of Llanarth village, at entrance to W drive of Llanarth Court.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Raglan

Community: Llanarth (Llan-arth)

Community: Llanarth

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Victorian Gothic gatehouse to Llanarth Court built 1863 for the Herbert family, architect unknown, perhaps the firm of Habershon which had refronted Llanarth Court in 1849.


Gateway and lodge to Llanarth Court. Polychrome stonework with bands of coursed brown stone between broader bands of crazed grey and pink rubble stone. Ornate banded slate roofs with fishcale slate courses. Gothic style with gatehouse to left of low plain lodge wing. Gatehouse has tall French pavilion roof, square, bell-cast in profile, with carved stone anmal corbels at angles, Gothic floral cast-iron cresting on top and a thin painted timber lancet dormer, steeply gabled to front. First floor 3-light window with hoodmould and broad moulded sill carried outward each side to carved stop. Ground floor broad segmental-pointed through-arch with hoodmould and carved head stops. Stone voussoirs over and wooden gates with pierced upper panels of floral ironwork. Cruciform arrow slots flank gateway. To left of gateway a big two-step buttress, continuous with main front, screens a small lean-to with segmental pointed door and fishscale slates. Banded stone low wall continues to left. Slight buttress to right of gateway. Stone slab and cobbled roadway within gateway, segmental pointed doorway to left.
Single-storey lodge set back to right has stone square chimney on ridge, and two windows, one 3-light, and one 2-light, each with hoodmould; stepped buttress to right.
To rear, gatehouse is similar to front but with heraldic stops to hoodmould and cusped lancet window each side. Lodge has rear wing with coped gable, iron finial and stone shallow bay window with carved stone floral and animal corbels and sloping ashlar roof. In gable a quatrefoil plaque in pointed recess with date 1863. N side has single-light window, E side of main range has one 2-light window.


Interior modernised as offices for Llanarth Court.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as high-quality, well-preserved example of a High Victorian entrance gate-lodge.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty'r Nant
    Situated in own grounds just SW of entrance gatehouse to Llanarth Court, on E side of junction of road from The Pitt hamlet with Llanarth road.
  • II Pit House
    Situated down drive running N off Llanarth to Abergavenny road some 100m W of the turning into Pitt village.
  • II Pit Farm Cottage
    Situated on W side of road running S from The Pitt village.
  • II* Little Pitt Cottage
    Situated on N side of road from Llanarth to old A40 about 300m W of The Pitt village.
  • II Pit Cottages
    At the southern edge of the hamlet of Pit, on the right-hand side of the lane that leads south from Pit towards Clytha.
  • II* Chapel Farmhouse and attached outbuilding
    Situated to N of Clytha Park mansion, reached via drive from Huntsman's Cottage, Pitt, or from drive past the mansion.
  • II Huntsman's Cottage
    South of main hamlet of Pit, to W of minor road immediately to N of A 40.
  • II Elizabeth Jones tomb and railings, Llanarth churchyard
    Situated in Llanarth churchyard S of nave.

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