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Cwmavon House

A Grade II Listed Building in Abersychan, Torfaen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7533 / 51°45'11"N

Longitude: -3.0583 / 3°3'29"W

OS Eastings: 327041

OS Northings: 206593

OS Grid: SO270065

Mapcode National: GBR J3.0MG2

Mapcode Global: VH79K.Y618

Entry Name: Cwmavon House

Listing Date: 28 July 1997

Last Amended: 28 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18584

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the east bank of Afon Lwyd about 40m north of Forge Row.

County: Torfaen

Town: Pontypool

Community: Abersychan

Community: Abersychan

Locality: Cwmavon

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

An ironmaster's house built between 1825-1835 for Mr Partridge, owner of the Varteg Forge which stood opposite the house on the other side of the river. The Forge was revived between 1823-1840 having been closed earlier in the century.

Exterior

Rendered and painted probably over rubble stone, with stone slate roofs. In appearance a square block but actually a U-plan. Two storeys.

The west elevation has four windows, but not evenly spaced. Plain six over six sashes on the ground floor and eight over eight on the first floor. The third bay on the ground floor contains a partly glazed door. Hipped roof with stack on left wall, and between third and fourth bays. The south elevation has five windows, some are eight over eight sashes, some one over one sashes. Projecting porch on the ground floor. The north elevation also has four windows. Rear elevation not seen.

Interior

Interior not inspected at resurvey (January 1997).

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good and little altered example of a late Georgian house with additional historic interest in that it was built for the owner of the adjacent Varteg Forge, as was the terrace of workers' housing to the south (1-6 Forge Row).

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* 1 Forge Row
    Situated at the base of a steep hillside, on the east bank of Afon Lwyd about 40m south of Cwmavon House. Rubble forecourt wall.
  • II* 2 Forge Row
    Situated at the base of a steep hillside, on the east bank of Afon Lwyd about 40m south of Cwmavon House. Rubble forecourt wall.
  • II* 3 Forge Row
    Situated at the base of a steep hillside, on the east bank of Afon Lwyd about 40m south of Cwmavon House. Rubble forecourt wall.
  • II* 4 Forge Row
    Situated at the base of a steep hillside, on the east bank of Afon Lwyd about 40m south of Cwmavon House. Rubble forecourt wall.
  • II* 5 Forge Row
    Situated at the base of a steep hillside, on the east bank of Afon Lwyd about 40m south of Cwmavon House. Rubble forecourt wall.
  • II* 6 Forge Row
    Situated at the base of a steep hillside, on the east bank of Afon Lwyd about 40m south of Cwmavon House. Rubble forecourt wall.
  • II Former Westlake's Brewery
    Situated on the E bank of the Afon Lwyd below the main road; to south of Forge Row.
  • II 'Beehive' Pigsty at Blaengwenffrwd Farm
    On the north side of the Blaenavon road just before it leaves the Community at its western extremity.

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