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Brick Sheds of former Paper Mill at Usk Vale Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne), Powys

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Latitude: 51.8381 / 51°50'17"N

Longitude: -3.1052 / 3°6'18"W

OS Eastings: 323949

OS Northings: 216075

OS Grid: SO239160

Mapcode National: GBR F2.V6F4

Mapcode Global: VH795.4287

Entry Name: Brick Sheds of former Paper Mill at Usk Vale Mill

Listing Date: 19 November 1998

Last Amended: 19 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20852

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Immediately S of former mill and on W side of entrance to Lower Mill House.

County: Powys

Community: The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne)

Community: The Vale of Grwyney

Locality: Glangrwyne

Built-Up Area: Cwrt Y Gollen

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Late C19 or early C20, and part of the expansion of Usk Paper Mills after their acquisition by Beckwith & Co in 1888. The mill closed c1940 and is now an agricultural vehicle repair shop. The sheds were probably built originally for vehicle storage.


Consisting of 5 unequal bays facing a yard to N, of brick with corrugated iron roofs (the 2nd bay from the L end has a partially collapsed roof). The bay on R (W) side is wider, the 2 bays to L (E) have asymmetrical gables. The bay at the R end has a sliding boarded door, L of which the bay has a wide opening and a boarded gable. The central bay has a boarded gable, L of which is a short link to the two L bays, which have double boarded doors under wooden lintels. The L end bay has a pivoting window above the doorway, and a small lean-to with boarded door in the L side wall.

The rear is obscured by vegetation.


Not inspected at time of survey (February 1998).

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with the former Glangrwyne Paper Mill, a rare survival of a specialised building type.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Former Paper Mill at Usk Vale Mill
    Approximately 200m S of the Bell Hotel, on the W side of a minor road between Glangrwyne and Gilwern, and W of road bridge over the River Usk.
  • II Forge House
    Approximately 150m SW of the Bell Hotel and set back from W side of a minor road between Glangrwyne and Gilwern.
  • II Bell Hotel
    In the centre of Glangrwyne on W side of a junction of a minor road to Gilwern.
  • II White Hall
    In the centre of Glangrwyne on E side of a junction with a minor road to Gilwern. The house is set back from the road behind a forecourt wall and railings.
  • II Glangrwyne Court
    On E side of the village. The house is set back from N side of A40 within its own well-preserved grounds. by a small park and is reached by private tree-lined drive.
  • II South Stable and Service Block at Glangrwyne Court
    On NW side of house with a courtyard on N side.
  • II Glangrwyne Court Lodge
    SE of main house, on E side of the entrance to the drive.
  • II Danygraig
    Located on the west side of the A4077 road leading from Gilwern to Crickhowell. 1 km north-west of Gilwern.

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