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The Old Greyhound

A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.9144 / 51°54'51"N

Longitude: -2.8671 / 2°52'1"W

OS Eastings: 340456

OS Northings: 224345

OS Grid: SO404243

Mapcode National: GBR FC.PKG5

Mapcode Global: VH78X.844Q

Entry Name: The Old Greyhound

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24137

Location: In centre of Grosmont, some 50m NW of St Nicholas's Church.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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An early C17 two-unit cross passage house, to which a front wing was added, probably shortly after it was built. The building has been much repaired and modernised in the late C20, but several C17 features survive. The building was formerly the Greyhound Inn, becoming a private house c1922.


Two storeys plus attic. Coursed rubble stone; slate roof with tile ridge and brick end-stacks. Projecting gable (to left) has segmental arched windows with painted stone voussoirs; casement with 2 2 panes to attic, 3 3 3 casement to first floor, and three light transom at ground level. Set back to right of gable, is front wall of main house. First floor (l to r) has a 6-pane casement and a 6 6 casement; ground floor a 6 6 casement and boarded entrance door. Lean-to (to right) has similar 6 6 window.


Entry into former cross passage. Mortices in the soffit of ceiling beams mark the position of former post-and-panel partition. Hall (to left) has fireplace stair with Tudor arched doorway. Ceiling beams are deeply chamfered with hollow and fillet ('Wern-hir') stops. First floor bedroom to W has fireplace with chamfered stone jambs and wooden lintel. Habitable attic of 4 bays with high quality roof carpentry. Collar trusses are of broad scantling with vertical posts supporting principals and two tiers of trenched purlins (sawn through on one side to accommodate front wing).

Reasons for Listing

Well-preserved former C17 inn retaining much of its original character. Important group value with other listed buildings in central Grosmont.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gentle Jane
    Some 50m N of Church of St Nicholas in centre of Grosmont Village.
  • II Cross in St Nicholas's Churchyard
    In gently sloping churchyard, some 100m N of porch of St Nicholas's Church.
  • II Post Office
    In the centre of Grosmont, some 40m N of St Nicholas's Church. Shop and adjoining house are to S of road.
  • II Angel Cottage
    Adjoining the Angel Inn, some 10m SE of the Town Hall in the centre of Grosmont.
  • II The Angel Inn
    In centre of Grosmont village some 10m S of Town Hall.
  • II Gatepiers to St Nicholas's Churchyard
    At the boundary of a gently sloping churchyard, some 120m N of the transept of the Church of St Nicholas.
  • 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 Coach House at The Post Office
    Some 40m N of the Church of St Nicholas, to E of the entrance gates to churchyard.

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