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Former Mamhilad School

A Grade II Listed Building in New Inn, Torfaen

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Latitude: 51.7212 / 51°43'16"N

Longitude: -3.0032 / 3°0'11"W

OS Eastings: 330800

OS Northings: 202968

OS Grid: SO308029

Mapcode National: GBR J5.2P9V

Mapcode Global: VH79L.WZQY

Entry Name: Former Mamhilad School

Listing Date: 7 August 1997

Last Amended: 7 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18727

Building Class: Education

Location: At the northernmost point of New Inn Community by the road to Mamhilad about 700m north west of the Usk Road roundabout.

County: Torfaen

Town: Pontypool

Community: New Inn

Community: New Inn

Locality: Mamhilad

Built-Up Area: Works, nr Newport

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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A small country parish school built in 1856. The land was given by the Pontypool Park estate. The building has been converted to a house since WWII.


A small primary school and master's house combined, built of yellow brick with red brick and some stone dressings, with a Welsh slate and two kinds of plain red tile roofs. Minimal Gothic style. T shaped plan, with the house facing south with the school to the right of it, extended towards the road with a gabled porch. A further schoolroom projects at the rear. The school is single storey and the house two storeys.

Road elevation has a porch with a plank door in a Caernarvon arched head. Above this is a incised plaque SCHOOL 1856. Behind the porch is another gable with a quatrefoil window, and on the gable a small bell-turret with bell. This is brick below with a gabled stone finial. To the right of this gable is the projecting wing. This is wholly red brick with a Welsh slate roof and may be a later extension, but is closely matched. Two windows, mullion and transom casements with elliptical heads.

South elevation has two gables of different sizes to the house, with two over two sashes. The smaller gable is tiled, the larger slated.To the right the schoolroom has two 3 light mullion and transom windows.


Interior not available for inspection at time of resurvey (November 1996).

Reasons for Listing

Included for its interest as a school built in the mid C19 on the Pontypool Park estate. It has a pleasing domestic architectural character which survives unaltered externally.

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