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Govilon House

A Grade II Listed Building in Govilon, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8185 / 51°49'6"N

Longitude: -3.0657 / 3°3'56"W

OS Eastings: 326639

OS Northings: 213856

OS Grid: SO266138

Mapcode National: GBR F3.WQ5Q

Mapcode Global: VH795.TK49

Entry Name: Govilon House

Listing Date: 15 March 1996

Last Amended: 15 March 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17249

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the corner of the main road through Govilon and a side lane up to Station Road.

County: Monmouthshire

Community: Llanfoist Fawr (Llan-ffwyst Fawr)

Community: Llanfoist Fawr

Locality: Govilon

Built-Up Area: Govilon

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Early C19 remodelling of a house said to have C17 origins. Recorded as being the home of Mr John Harries, the proprietor of the Govilon Forge in the late C18/early C19; he died in 1819.

Exterior

Late-Georgian 2-storey 3-window painted roughcast front which is almost symmetrical. Tall slate roof, originally M-shaped, with cement-rendered chimney stacks to the rear pitch serving fireplaces on the cross wall. The front has coved eaves band and small-pane sash windows, 12-pane to 1st floor and 20-pane to ground floor flanking the large 6-panel door with 3-pane overlight. Small-pane casements to left-hand gable end and one window high up to right hand end which is skewed backwards along the line of the side lane. The rear elevation has 4-pane sash windows and beyond is a modernised single-storey former stable range.

Interior

Central entrance hall retains staircase with turned newel, straight balusters and broad oak treads. Moulded cornices, 6-panel doors, panelled shutters and panelled cupboards. Main rooms have one marble fireplace and one decorated by gilded wood.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved late-Georgian building with historical associations with the local iron industry.

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  • II Chapel Cottages No 1
    Situated on the edge of the burial ground to Llanwenarth Baptist Church and immediately north of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. Set back behind low rubble forecourt walls including dividing wall
  • II Chapel Cottages No 2
    Situated on the edge of the burial ground to Llanwenarth Baptist Church and immediately north of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. Set back behind low rubble forecourt walls including dividing wall
  • II Chapel Cottages No 3
    Situated on the edge of the burial ground to Llanwenarth Baptist Church and immediately north of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. Set back behind low rubble forecourt walls including dividing wall
  • II* Llanwenarth Baptist Church
    Situated near the centre of Govilon in a large burial ground immediately north of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.
  • II Govilon Bridge (Canal Bridge no 98)
    Carrying the village road over the canal to west of Llanwenarth Baptist Chapel.
  • II Derwen Deg
    Set in the slope on the southern side of Govilon, facing a lane off Station Road and sited below the line of the former railway. Set back behind rubble front wall.
  • II Barn to S of Derwen Deg
    Immediately uphill from Derwen Deg to which it is linked by the attached rubble boundary wall. Derwen Deg is on the southern side of Govilon below the line of the former railway.
  • II Embanked aqueduct over road to W of Parish Church (including attached flights of steps &road tunnel)
    Uphill and to the west of Govilon Parish Church and carrying the canal over the by-road that climbs the lower slopes of the Blorenge towards Twyn Allws.

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