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Fro

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangattock, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8674 / 51°52'2"N

Longitude: -3.1852 / 3°11'6"W

OS Eastings: 318487

OS Northings: 219426

OS Grid: SO184194

Mapcode National: GBR YY.SJK8

Mapcode Global: VH6CG.QBY8

Entry Name: Fro

Listing Date: 21 October 1998

Last Amended: 21 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20687

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located off the N side of the B4558 Llangattock to Llangynidr road where it curves round sharply to the S to cross the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. The house is set down from the road, and the gro

County: Powys

Community: Llangattock (Llangatwg)

Community: Llangattock

Locality: Hendreforwydd

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

Probably by J L Pearson. The house is similar to a pair of Glanusk estate cottages by Pearson at Pont-y-bryn-hurt on the N side of the River Usk. Fro is the game-keeper’s residence. It is shown on the 1889 Ordance Survey.

Glanusk Park was created in 1825 by the ironmaster Sir Joseph Bailey (1783-1858), nephew of Richard Crawshay of Cyfarthfa Castle. The house, by Robert Lugar, was built between 1825 and1830 and was in Tudor Gothic style characterised by octagonal ogee turrets and pinnacles. It was demolished in 1952-54 following extensive damage caused in World War II.

Exterior

Estate cottage in minimal Tudor-Revival manner. Consisting of a main E-W range with advanced wing to L (W), creating an L-shaped plan, and short cross-gable to rear. Constructed of snecked rock-faced red-grey masonry with yellow limestone dressings under tile roofs. Three square masonry stacks with offsets and dressings; 2 eaves stacks to the N side and one to the W gable. Most of the windows are under prominent relieving arches, have sandstone mullions and inserted iron-framed windows with large panes. Main doorway to S under pointed arch, containing a planked door with overlight. Above it is a 3-light mullioned window, with a 2-light mullioned window to its R in the lower storey. The S gable of the advanced wing has similar windows; 3-lights to the ground floor, and 2-lights above, with a narrow opening in the gable apex. The E gable end is similar, but the ground floor window has been replaced with a C20 casement. The W gable has single lights to the lower and upper storeys and a narrow opening above. To the rear is a planked door to the R with square head. It is approached by stone steps rising from E to W, bound to the N by iron railings. The N cross gable has a single light to the upper storey and the same to the W side. To the rear of the house is a linked outbuilding, effectively a lean-to against a N boundary wall. It is of the same fabric as the house, but with a front (S) wall in Flemish bond brickwork, containing 3 planked doors and a C20 window.

Interior

No access to interior at time of inspection (July 1997)

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a distinctive estate cottage, probably purpose-built as a game-keeper’s residence; characteristic of Pearson's work on the Glanusk Estate.

Group value with Fro Bridge over the canal.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Fro Bridge (Canal Bridge No 122)
    Located immediately E of an estate cottage called Fro, the bridge carries the B4558 road over the canal. To the W the road runs along the S bank of the canal, and to the E, along the N side
  • II Pen-y-bryn Bridge (Canal Bridge No 123)
    Located 0.35km W of an estate cottage called Fro, the bridge carries a track over the canal from the B4558 road to fields on the Glanusk Estate.
  • II Hendreforwydd
    Located at the end of a track 0.5km long, which leads SW from the B4558 and the Usk valley. The farmhouse is orientated S to N, while the ground slopes down sharply to the N. Two ranges of agricultur
  • II Barn at Hendreforwydd
    Located at the end of a track 0.5km long, which leads SW from the B4558 Llangattock to Llangynidr road. The barn is set into a steep slope with the cowhouse and stable to E and farmhouse to NW.
  • II Cow-house and stable at Hendreforwydd
    Located at the end of a track 0.5km long, which leads SW from the B4558 Llangattock to Llangynidr road. The building is orientated S to N, while the ground slopes down sharply to the N. There is a ba
  • II Penmyarth Park Chapel
    In Penmyarth Park approximately 550m W of Glanusk Bridge, on N side of River Usk. The church is surrounded by railings.
  • II Spiteful Inn Bridge (Canal Bridge No 124)
    Located 0.5km from the W edge of the community, the bridge carries a track over the canal from the B4558 road to fields on the Glanusk Estate.
  • II Former Saw Mills
    Located in a group to the N of Home Farm at Glanusk Park. The saw mills form the S side of a yard, the N side being occupied by workshops and offices and the E side by a cart shed.

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