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Hoaldalbert Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9047 / 51°54'16"N

Longitude: -2.8749 / 2°52'29"W

OS Eastings: 339902

OS Northings: 223266

OS Grid: SO399232

Mapcode National: GBR FC.Q3JC

Mapcode Global: VH78X.3DZ6

Entry Name: Hoaldalbert Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 September 1995

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16430

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 1 km SW of Grosmont, at the fork in the minor road.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Locality: Hoaldalbert

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

An early C17 single unit cottage, extended in the late C17, to create a two unit house. This house was further modified in the mid C19 when an outshut was added at the back. Bradney states that in the C17 Hoaldalbert (also known as Heol Dalbert) was owned by the Hughes family. Grosmont churchyard contains a tomb chest in memory of 'Elizabeth, wife of James Hughes of Holedalbert' who died 17 October 1813.

Exterior

Small C17 farmhouse. Thinly coursed rubble stone; slate roof with tile ridge. Two-storey and attic with outshut to rear; walls have slight batter. E front has off-centre doorway, late C19 4-panel door with flat hood. A break in the masonry to the left of the door marks the junction between the original early C17 cottage (right) and the addition (left). Ground floor has 3-light transoms each side of entrance (boarded over) and first floor two similar corresponding transoms: segmental arched window heads; voussoirs of left windows are thin with projecting keystones; voussoirs of right windows are squarer. N Gable attic has a 4-light diamond mullion; first floor a 4-light roll moulded mullion with inserted casement (former 5 light window), ground-floor opening is boarded over. S gable has projecting stone chimneystack with offsets, and moulded cap. Intergral stack to N gable. To rear, C19 single-storey stone outshut with tall brick stack.

Interior

Entry into centre lobby. Ground floor room (left) has moulded ceiling beams, one with a roll the other a double roll moulding.Ground floor room (right) has chamfered ceiling beams with diagonal stops and joists with roll moulding at angle. First floor has triangular section joists with similar roll moulding. Large habitable attic space, partitioned into two rooms. Roof of four bays, upper cruck trusses are angled at the foot, and have collars.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved C17 farmhouse having group value with the listed farmyard buildings at Hoaldalbert.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Courtyard Wall, Gates and Railings at Hoaldalbert
    At junction of minor road approximately 1 km SW of Grosmont. The wall, gates and railings form a boundary between Hoaldalbert Farmhouse and the Stable Block.
  • II Granary & Cider House at Hoaldalbert
    At junction of minor road approximately 1 km SW of Grosmont. Some 40m W of Hoaldalbert Farmhouse.
  • II Stable Range at Hoaldalbert
    At junction of minor road approximately 1 km SW of Grosmont. Some 20m N of Hoaldalbert farmhouse. Stables are at right angles to the barn range at Hoaldalbert.
  • II Barn and attached Hay Barn at Hoaldalbert
    At junction of minor road approximately 1 km SW of Grosmont. Some 100m NW of Hoaldalbert Farmhouse.
  • II Pen Pye Farmhouse (aka Pen-y-pye)
    Approximately 2 km SW of Grosmont, approached along a long farm track which runs NW off the minor road to Trevyr.
  • II Barn at Pen Pye (aka Pen-y-pye)
    Approximately 2 km SW of Grosmont, approached along a long farm track which runs NW off the minor road to Trevyr. The barn lies 30m W of the farmhouse at Pen Pye.
  • II Barns Farmhouse
    Approximately 1 km SE of Grosmont on the slopes of Graig Syfyrddin, located at the end of a long farm track approached along the minor road which leads W from Middle Tresenny.
  • II Yew Tree Cottage
    At the foot of the hill c2km south of Grosmont.

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