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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanarth, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8226 / 51°49'21"N

Longitude: -2.9201 / 2°55'12"W

OS Eastings: 336681

OS Northings: 214170

OS Grid: SO366141

Mapcode National: GBR F9.WB9R

Mapcode Global: VH798.BGM5

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 15 March 2000

Last Amended: 15 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23011

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated to N of parish church, on E side of lane.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Llanarth (Llan-arth)

Community: Llanarth

Locality: Llanvapley

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Former parsonage mostly rebuilt in 1830-2 to designs by Adolphus Fairchild of Abergavenny. There was an older parsonage on the site, but only a small part was kept as the W end of the service wing to the NW of the present house. It cost £475. Parsonage until 1897, then sold to family of last vicar, who owned it until 1947. The 1830 plans show a rectangular plan with dining-room, library and drawing-room to front, vestibule, stair-hall and butler's room behind. Then in new-built part of rear wing (E end) the kitchen, dairy and brew-house with surviving part of the old building incorporated as service rooms at the W end. The upper floor was to be servants' room and granary.


House, whitewashed stucco with hipped roof, and two red brick ridge stacks. Flat eaves. Two-storey, 3-window range. First floor square centre 12-pane sash between broad tripartite 3-12-3 pane sashes. Ground floor left 4-16-4-pane below, centre glazed double door, big hipped square bay to right (remade in C20) with French windows and side lights to front, narrow lights to sides.. Renewed stone sills. E end wall has 12-pane window to left, C20 porch with square piers and pediment to right, square 12-pane window over. North return wall has 12-pane sash to ground floor left and stair light each floor to right, top one arch-headed, both with marginal glazing bars. Gable end of NW wing has leaded casement pair in attic, 3-light first floor window and 4-light ground floor window, both with hoodmoulds. Brick sides. Within porch, half-glazed door, panelled sides.


Spine corridor with stairs to N, principal rooms S. Inner half-glazed door at E end, 6-panel doors, stairs with stick balusters and turned newels.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved and well-documented former rectory of the early C19.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Church of Saint Mapley/ Mabli
    Situated at E side of Llanvapley village, on N side of road.
  • II Churchyard cross in Llanvapley churchyard
    Situated in churchyard S of chancel of Church of St Mapley/ Mabli.
  • II Middle Ton
    Situated at lower end of track running S from point just E of church, just N of Lower Ton Farm.
  • II Lower Ton
    Situated at end of track running S from junction with main road some 100m E of Llanvapley church.
  • II Granary at Lower Ton
    Situated in farmyard at Lower Ton, SE of farmhouse
  • II Cefn-gwyn Farmhouse
    On the eastern edge of the Community down a track to the south of the Abergavenny to Llanvapley road.
  • II* Great Killough
    Approximately 2km SW of Llantilio Crossenny church, at the end of a short drive which runs S off the B 4521.
  • II The Great House
    Situated down drive running N off Llanddewi Rhydderch to Llanarth road some 600m E of Coed Morgan junction.

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