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Pontyspig Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr), Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8838 / 51°53'1"N

Longitude: -3.0412 / 3°2'28"W

OS Eastings: 328428

OS Northings: 221090

OS Grid: SO284210

Mapcode National: GBR F4.RJ8B

Mapcode Global: VH78T.7XK9

Entry Name: Pontyspig Cottage

Listing Date: 29 January 1998

Last Amended: 29 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19253

Building Class: Defence

Location: Immediately adjacent to Pontyspig on the river boundary with Powys.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr)

Community: Crucorney

Locality: Forest Coal Pit

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

A C17 end entry type B house which has had the roof raised when the covering was changed from thatch to stone tiles, and has had a lean-to extension added to the non entry gable end, but otherwise appears to be little altered.

Exterior

Painted stone rubble with stone tile roof. Small rectangular block with gable entry and single storey lean-to addition on the other gable end. It is evident that the roof has been raised to accommodate a change from a thatched roof to a stone tile one. This change is clearly seen on the south wall. The entry gable has a doorway to the left, plank door with stone slab hood over and drip string above that. To the right is a small window presumably lighting the staircase. The road elevation has two small windows, the openings are probably original, the windows are C20 wooden ones. The garden elevation has two small windows with drips, the openings are original except the one to the right has a dropped cill. Above this is a small casement lighting the upper floor. To the left are french doors to the extension. The non entry gable has a garret window above the lean-to roof. Gable end stacks, the entry one old and weathered for thatch, the other is later.

Interior

It is said to retain a post and panel screen and a fire stair (the window to this survives in the gable end). The inner room would originally have been unheated, the chimney stack of the inner room is different from the entry gable stack and probably dates from when the roof was raised.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a C17 end entry house.

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  • II Pontyspig Farmhouse
    On the boundary between Monmouthshire and Powys about 300m from Forest Coal Pit.
  • II* Neuadd
    Approximately 0.9km S of Partrishow church, on N side and set back above a minor road between Partrishow and Llanbedr.
  • II Pwll-y-hwyaid Farmhouse.
    On the roadside about 200m west of the Forest Coal Pit crossroads.
  • II Barn at The Pant
    About 30m south west of The Pant.
  • II Salem Presbyterian Chapel, with attached stable
    In the centre of the Forest Coalpit settlement about 4km west of Llanvihangel Crucorney.
  • II The Pant
    About 1km north of Forest Coal Pit up the mountain road from the cross-roads at Pont-yspig.
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