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York House

A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.9147 / 51°54'52"N

Longitude: -2.8677 / 2°52'3"W

OS Eastings: 340411

OS Northings: 224374

OS Grid: SO404243

Mapcode National: GBR FC.PK9P

Mapcode Global: VH78X.74SJ

Entry Name: York House

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24130

Location: In centre of Grosmont, on steeply sloping ground some 25m SW of Town Hall.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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The downhill end of this house has its origins as a late C17 two unit with cross passage house. The house was formerly the Old Duke of York, one of three inns in central Grosmont. The remains of an earlier timber-framed structure are said to be encased in the stone wall of the rear wing. At the uphill end, a probably C18 house has now been joined to York House.


Painted roughcast, slate roof with tile ridge, brick stack to rear. E front is irregular, comprising one-and-a-half storey C17 house (left) and two storey C18 addition (right). Ground floor of C17 house has off-centre entrance doorway with segmental arch of stone voussoirs and 6-panel door. To right is C17 5-light ovolo moulded mullion, with shallow timber lintel and stone sill. To left is canted bay window with hipped slate roof and 2 4 2 pane sashes. Upper storey has three gabled dormers that spring below eaves. Bargeboards are pierced and curvilinear with pierced quatrefoils at foot and decorative finials. Dormers have C17 3-light ovolo moulded mullions with stone sills. Gable heads are timber framed and have kingposts with raking struts. Attached house (to right) has similar gable; with 2-pane casement on first floor and C20 canted bay window with slate hood on ground floor.

Attached to the left gable of the house is a single-storey range with slate roof and painted and rendered walls. Front elevation has entrance doorway with boarded door (left) and broad garage entry with two pairs of boarded double doors (right).


Entry into wide stone-flagged cross passage. Ground floor room to left has plank and batten door with strap hinges and fine late C17 wall cupboard with geometrical panels, bearing date '1730' and initials 'TM'. Room to right has roll-moulded ceiling beams with runout stops and fireplace with roll moulding on lintel. Similar moulding on jambs of fireplace cupboard (right); to left is a spice cupboard.

Reasons for Listing

Well-preserved C17-18 village house retaining original exterior and interior detail. Group value with Town Hall and other listed buildings in central Grosmont.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Stable at Town Farm
    Some 50m NW of the Church of St Nicholas in the centre of Grosmont, on N side of the minor road leading to Great Tresenny. The stable block lies on the opposite side of the road to Town farmhouse.
  • II Grosmont Town Hall
    In the centre of the Market Square, Grosmont.
  • II The Angel Inn
    In centre of Grosmont village some 10m S of Town Hall.
  • II Angel Cottage
    Adjoining the Angel Inn, some 10m SE of the Town Hall in the centre of Grosmont.
  • II* Town Farm
    Some 50m NW of Church of St Nicholas in the centre of Grosmont village, on S side of the minor road leading to Great Tresenny.
  • II Telephone Call-box opposite Grosmont Town Hall
    In the centre of Grosmont on E side of road, set into verge some 20m NE of Town Hall.
  • II* Glyndwr including Railed Forecourt
    In the centre of Grosmont village, some 50m NW of Grosmont Town Hall on the W side of the road.
  • II* Howell's House
    Approximately 20m N of Town Hall in the centre of Grosmont.

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