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A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.9142 / 51°54'51"N

Longitude: -2.8657 / 2°51'56"W

OS Eastings: 340550

OS Northings: 224314

OS Grid: SO405243

Mapcode National: GBR FC.PRS4

Mapcode Global: VH78X.84WX

Entry Name: Athelstan

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24142

Location: 70m NE of the Church of St Nicholas, Grosmont. The front is bounded by a narrow forecourt enclosed by decorative iron railings.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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A multi-phase building. Probably has its origins as a late C16 single unit house, which in early C17 was extended to NW to form a two unit house with centre entry. The house was subsequently extended at the back, and a further large back addition was made in later C19.


Rendered, slate roof with end- stacks. Two storey SW front faces the roadway. External render is incised with lines simulating ashlar. Centre two-storey porch has moulded stone coping; on first floor are late C19 horned sashes with marginal panes; and on ground floor semi-circular arched doorways (front arch has vermiculation to keystone and to voussoirs at impost level). SW front main wall rises above the eaves to form a flat parapet with thin stone coping. First and ground floors, on each side of porch, have 4-pane horned sash windows with stone sills. C20 oak entrance doorway in Arts and Crafts Movement style has segmental pediment with dentils, and five panel door with 8-pane overlight. SE garden front is irregular. To left is gable of late C16 house, which has centre projecting stack and (to right) a small 4-pane horned sash. Further right is a gabled dormer with large 4-pane sash. Ground floor below has wide lean-to verandah with slate roof. To right is gable of C19 addition, with semi-circular arched 4-pane horned sash in gable head, two 4-pane sashes on first floor, and a canted bay window with large 2 2 2 pane sashes on ground floor.


Entry into central passage with staircase at right angles on right; ground floor rooms to right and left have chamfered ceiling beams and Wern-hir (hollow and fillet) stops. C19 stair with winders round an open well has ramped handrail, octagonal balusters and newels with quatrefoil decoration. Roof of 4 bays ceiled at collar. C19 extensions to rear have marble fireplace surrounds with register grates.

Reasons for Listing

Large village house with C16/17 origins, enlarged in late C19, retaining good C19 exterior character, and evidence of its early origins. Group value with other listed buildings in central Grosmont.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Alma House including Railed Forecourt
    In Grosmont village about 50m E of the Church of St Nicholas.
  • II Woodview
    At the roadside, approximately 50m N of St Nicholas's Church, next the lane leading to Grosmont Castle.
  • II Coach House at The Post Office
    Some 40m N of the Church of St Nicholas, to E of the entrance gates to churchyard.
  • II Old Tan House
    Prominently sited on the SE approach to Grosmont village, approximately 100m E of St Nicholas's Church.
  • 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 Castle House
    At the roadside, approximately 50m N of St Nicholas's Church, beside the lane leading to Grosmont Castle.
  • I Church of St Nicholas
    In the centre of Grosmont in a large, gently sloping churchyard which contains a range of well-preserved memorials and chest tombs.
  • 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.

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