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Granary and Cider House at Lower Dyffryn

A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9 / 51°53'59"N

Longitude: -2.8225 / 2°49'21"W

OS Eastings: 343503

OS Northings: 222699

OS Grid: SO435226

Mapcode National: GBR FF.QJHW

Mapcode Global: VH78Y.1H6V

Entry Name: Granary and Cider House at Lower Dyffryn

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24151

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located at the end of a long farm track leading off the N side of the minor road to Norton, some 3 km SW of Grosmont village. The granary lies about 20m S of Lower Dyffryn house.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Locality: The Dyffryn

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Early C19 horse-operated cider mill with granary above. The external stone steps have been added later.

Exterior

Rubble stone, corrugated iron roof. C19 two-storey granary and cider mill. The granary steps cut across the segmental arched voussoirs of the ground floor window of the cider house. To right of stair is a wide cartshed opening with boarded double doors; to left, a boarded door to the cowhouse. Upper storey has centre boarded door and square window openings with boarded shutters on each side. Attached to N side of cider mill is single-storey range: with (l to r) a 3-light transom window, segmental arched cartshed and (at right angles) a small stable.

Interior

Large mill stone (1.1m diameter) and drive shaft. Centre shaft is square section and chamfered. Massive 3m diameter circular stone trough made from stone blocks clamped together with iron cramps has curved inner chase and rim capped in elm. Granary roof has C19 framed trusses with raking queen struts.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved example of a C19 cider mill. Group value with house and the listed farm buildings at Lower Dyffryn.

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