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Teahouse/Gazebo, steps and terracing at Tredean

A Grade II Listed Building in Devauden, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.6899 / 51°41'23"N

Longitude: -2.7571 / 2°45'25"W

OS Eastings: 347760

OS Northings: 199290

OS Grid: ST477992

Mapcode National: GBR JH.4R6D

Mapcode Global: VH87D.5S8C

Entry Name: Teahouse/Gazebo, steps and terracing at Tredean

Listing Date: 8 September 2000

Last Amended: 8 September 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23979

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: About 30m from the north west corner of Tredean House.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Chepstow

Community: Devauden

Community: Devauden

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Built 1901-2, designed by Arthur Jessop Hardwick (1867- 1948) for Henry Simpson and built by Turner of Cardiff. Henry Simpson had bought the eastern Wolvesnewton and Kilgwrrwg estates from the Duke of Beaufort in 1900. The building remains almost unaltered from when built and during 1998-9 has been restored and refurbished to a very high standard. It is now a Japanese teahouse.


The steeply falling ground meant that massive rubble retaining walls had to be built, and these survive with their associated steps, buttresses etc. At the north corner of the terrace, over the steepest drop, stands a gazebo which has walls of vertical timber framing with rendered panels and a hipped tiled roof. The house is of two interlocking squares and is single storey. Timber lattice casements.


The gazebo is now fitted as a Japanese teahouse with a timber dais etc., but the structure and internal finish has not been altered apart from the lowering of the ceiling.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a garden feature contemporary with and having group value with an important Arts-and-Crafts house.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Tredean
    About lkm north west of Devauden village approached by a long drive off the west side of the Monmouth Road on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the Wolvesnewton valley.
  • II Stable block and Garage at Tredean
    About 150m south of Tredean.
  • II Lodge at entrance to Tredean
    About 600m north of Devauden Green on the west side of the Trellech Road.
  • II Church of St James
    At the north end of Devauden village on the right hand side of the road to Monmouth.
  • II Great Panta Farmhouse
    It is situated about 1100m north east of Devauden Green, but it is approached from the east off the Tintern Road through Panta Grange Farm.
  • II Great House Farmhouse
    About lkm east of the Church of St Thomas a Becket on the north side of the road to Cobbler's Plain and Devauden.
  • II Cross in the Churchyard of the Holy Cross
    About 10m south of the Church of the Holy Cross
  • II* Church of the Holy Cross
    About 500m north of Kilgwrrwg House and approached by a footpath from it. Kilgwrrwg House is about 3km west of Devauden village approached by a long cul-de-sac lane.

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