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Barn at Great Tresenny

A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.9121 / 51°54'43"N

Longitude: -2.8685 / 2°52'6"W

OS Eastings: 340354

OS Northings: 224083

OS Grid: SO403240

Mapcode National: GBR FC.PR2Y

Mapcode Global: VH78X.76DJ

Entry Name: Barn at Great Tresenny

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24145

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Part of a range of farm buildings to S of the farmhouse. The farm lies about 300m S of Grosmont on the E side of the minor road that leads from Grosmont to Hoaldalbert.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Locality: Tresenny

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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An early C18 corn barn, dated 1722. The barn appears contemporary with the stable block to N, and was probably built by Thomas Parry, of Great Tresenny. The adjacent yard to NE has a cobbled horse-walk, probably built in the early C19 to power an outdoor threshing machine.


Substantial early C18 corn barn. Thinly coursed rubble stone, slate to upper half of roof and corrugated metal sheeting below. S front, centre has big projecting gabled porch with weatherboarded head and boarded double doors. To right is C19 slate-roofed outshut. Each side of the doors, the upper walls of the barn have tall six-light diamond mullions with external boarded shutters. These are flanked on either side by slit ventilators. Ground floor has single tier of three slit vents. The N elevation is similar, but has smaller boarded doors to the threshing floor and the mullions on each side do not have shutters. W Gable has datestone of 1722 in upper gable with initials T & J P; below is a pitching door with four vent slits in the lower wall.


Five bay interior. Large and impressive interior space with wide threshing floor. Queen post roof trusses with three tiers of trenched purlins. Porch has smaller framed trusses with angled struts supporting the principals.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a well-preserved and dated barn of 1722. Group value with farmhouse and stables at Great Tresenny.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Stable at Great Tresenny
    The stable block is attached to the S gable of Great Tresenny farmhouse. The farm lies about 300m S of Grosmont village on the E side of the minor road leading S from Grosmont to Hoaldalbert.
  • II* Great Tresenny Farmhouse also known as Upper Tresenny
    About 300m S of Grosmont village on the E side of the minor road from Grosmont to Hoaldalbert.
  • 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* 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 Cross in St Nicholas's Churchyard
    In gently sloping churchyard, some 100m N of porch of St Nicholas's Church.
  • II Alma House including Railed Forecourt
    In Grosmont village about 50m E of the Church of St Nicholas.
  • 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 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.

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