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A Grade II* Listed Building in Llanarth, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.7923 / 51°47'32"N

Longitude: -2.9249 / 2°55'29"W

OS Eastings: 336307

OS Northings: 210812

OS Grid: SO363108

Mapcode National: GBR F9.Y93R

Mapcode Global: VH79G.862V

Entry Name: Pwllyrhwyad

Listing Date: 15 March 2000

Last Amended: 15 March 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23012

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on W side of road about 1km S of Coed Morgan Farm.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Llanover (Llanofer)

Community: Llanarth

Locality: Coed Morgan

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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C16 cruck-framed cottage, with later additions, a C17 to early C18 rear wing, raised higher in C19.
Identified by Fox & Raglan as remains of a 3-bay cruck-trussed wooden hall 31' by c17'3'' (9.45 m by 5.26m) reconstructed on one-room plan, rhomboidal. Marked on 1843 Llanarth tithe map as Pwlywayadd, owned by the Llanarth estate, occupied by Thomas Watkins, with 28 acres (11 hectares).


House, timber-frame and whitewashed rubble stone with red pantiles to roofs and brick stacks. Small original house has timber-framed N wall with fine exposed raised cruck truss. Vertical studs up to beams at tie-beam and collar levels. Painted brick infill, small leaded casement pair window above collar, inserted door to ground floor centre. W side is whitewashed stone and brick, indicating extensive rebuilding. Two casement pair windows with timber lintels, one left, one right of centre, and large catslide dormer on eaves to right. S end has brick chimney, whitewashed stone wall and one small iron casement lighting stairs.
Rear N has large added rear wing in rubble stone raised a storey in brick, S front has door and 2 casement pair windows below, and one above to right, whitewashed E end external stack, stone raised in brick. Two first floor windows to E end wall, lean to on N side. Original house has small catslide dormer to right.


Small N end room with massive chamfered axial beam with ogee stops. Square-framed partition to main room, continued into loft. Beam in lower room and over fireplace. Wooden winding stairs by fireplace. Second cruck in partition wall with centre door, triangular head cut into collar. One massive purlin. Two cruck trusses are 2.94m apart.

Reasons for Listing

Listed at Grade II* as a well-preserved late medieval C16 cottage with later additions; retains fine cruck-trusses and early interior detail.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pwll-yr-hwad
    On the eastern boundary of the Community on the road south from Coed Morgan towards Llanfihangel Gobion.
  • II Llansantffraid Court Hotel
    On the eastern boundary of the Community about 400m north of the A40 and approached off the Raglan road up the hotel drive to the north of Aberffrwd Bridge.
  • II* Church of St. Bride
    On the eastern boundary of the Community about 200m north of the A40 and approached off the Raglan road up the hotel drive to the north of Aberffrwd Bridge.
  • II* Coed-y-gelli
    Situated at end of Heol y Ffynnon, lane of some 750m running NW from Yr Hen Ysgoldy opposite church in Llanarth.
  • II Cross in Churchyard of Church of St. Bride
    On the south side of the church.
  • II Pit House
    Situated down drive running N off Llanarth to Abergavenny road some 100m W of the turning into Pitt village.
  • II* Little Pitt Cottage
    Situated on N side of road from Llanarth to old A40 about 300m W of The Pitt village.
  • II Dovecote at Coed Morgan
    Situated on front lawn at Coed Morgan, which is on E side of lane running S from Llanddewi Rhydderch-Llanarth road, just S of junction.

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