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The Steppes including Railed Forecourt

A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9152 / 51°54'54"N

Longitude: -2.8672 / 2°52'1"W

OS Eastings: 340450

OS Northings: 224426

OS Grid: SO404244

Mapcode National: GBR FC.PKFX

Mapcode Global: VH78X.8435

Entry Name: The Steppes including Railed Forecourt

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24132

Location: Some 40m N of the Town Hall in the centre of Grosmont.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

A house with probably early C17 origins. The front wall appears to have been raised, possibly in the C19. Although now a private dwelling, The Steppes was the formerly the village Post Office at Grosmont.

Exterior

NW gable is rubble stone, the other elevations are rendered and painted; slate roof with brick end-stacks; S gable chimneystack projects. Two storey irregular front with external render incised with lines simulating ashlar. First floor has three 2 2 pane casements with thin stone sills. Ground floor has (l to r) a 2 2 casement, a camber headed entrance doorway, a small canted bay window with flat roof and 2 4 2 panes, then doorway to former Post Office. The top panels of the boarded double doors are glazed, each with 2 panes separated by horizontal glazing bar. Above is a monopitch porch canopy with fishscale slates, the roof is supported by tall arched brackets that spring from moulded wall-posts, these posts have pierced trefoils in the spandrels. NW gable, ground floor has projecting wall of former bread oven.

Overlooking the roadway at the front of the house is a raised garden bounded by low wall with spear headed railings and iron gate.

Interior

Entry into cross passage. Ground floor rooms (to left) has transverse chamfered ceiling beam (probably re-used) and deep fireplace recess; ground floor room (to right) is partitioned and room to SE has axial chamfered ceiling beams with Wern-hir (hollow and fillet stops).

Reasons for Listing

Well-preserved village house with C17 origins. Group value with other listed buildings in central Grosmont.

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