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Duffryn Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Devauden, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.7211 / 51°43'16"N

Longitude: -2.7819 / 2°46'54"W

OS Eastings: 346085

OS Northings: 202780

OS Grid: SO460027

Mapcode National: GBR JG.2QYL

Mapcode Global: VH79Q.QZPY

Entry Name: Duffryn Farmhouse

Listing Date: 8 September 2000

Last Amended: 8 September 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23974

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: In the far north west of Devauden Community approached by a track off the north side of the Raglan Road about equidistant between Llanishen and the Church of St Michael, Llanvihangel-tor-y-mynydd.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Chepstow

Community: Devauden

Community: Devauden

Locality: Llanvihangel-tor-y-mynydd

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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A late C17 three cell, one-and-a-half storey, cross-passage house with a C19 single storey kitchen wing added at the top end. The whole house was set into the slope so that there was an under kitchen at the bottom end. The interpretation of the house is made difficult by the wholescale removal or covering up of ancient features, such as windows and fireplaces, but there appears to have been little change as to the planning. The house was re-tiled in 1975.


Built of rendered and painted sandstone rubble with concrete interlocking tile roof. The entrance front has two windows to the left of the door, both 3 3 pane timber casements. C17 plank door. To the right is a projecting half-round bread oven, hall window with four 3-pane lights, a projecting kitchen wing with another window the same, this wing also has a rear window and an outshut to the gable, red brick stack. The first floor of the house has four 2-light half dormers with sloping tops. Three ridge stacks of which the central one backing onto the cross-passage is ancient; this has weathering to suggest that the roof was originally thatched. The downhill gable has an attached garage, the uphill one has two C19 sash windows. This cell, beyond the third chimney, may have been a granary before incorporation into the house. Garden elevation from the left has two C20 steel casements, a French casement, the projecting stair-turret (see Interior). Rear door to cross-passage, modern casement; with French doors and casement below in the lower kitchen. The upper floor has two dormers as before and a modern casement in the stair gable.


The cross-passage has a late C19 stair with turned balusters. The stair has gone from the rear C17 stair-turret; this became necessary in the late Cl9 when a corridor was put along the rear upstairs wall. The old fireplaces have gone or are hidden. Beams with bar-and-runout stops in the cross-passage, and with lambs'-tongue stops in the parlour. C17 roof with three principal rafter trusses below the main stack and one above, two tiers of purlins and ridge piece, the rafters are nearly all original as far as can be seen.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a late C17 farmhouse retaining early character and layout.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Church of St Michael
    Approached by a lane running south from the road between Raglan and Cobbler's Plain and about 300m from it.
  • II Church Farmhouse
    About 50m east of the Church of St Michael.
  • II Privy of Cottage
    Immediately to the west of the cottage.
  • II Cottage
    At the south west corner of Trellech Community about 500m south west of the Church of St Dennis at Llanishen and approached down a lane off the Chepstow Road (B4293).
  • II* Tregeiriog Farmhouse
    Situated on a sloping site beside the by-road, approx. 2km north west of Llanishen and 1.5km south of Llangoven. The house is set back behind a front garden with the former farmyard uphill to the wes
  • II Small Barn opposite Llanvair Farmhouse
    Opposite Llanvair Farmhouse on the other side of the road.
  • II Llanvair Farmhouse
    About 1200m to the north west of the Church of St Dennis at Llanishen continuing along the same road.
  • II Barn and Cowshed at Llanvair Farm
    In the farmyard behind Llanvair Farmhouse.

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