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Barns Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.9054 / 51°54'19"N

Longitude: -2.8626 / 2°51'45"W

OS Eastings: 340752

OS Northings: 223338

OS Grid: SO407233

Mapcode National: GBR FD.Q0K6

Mapcode Global: VH78X.BCJN

Entry Name: Barns Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24155

Location: Approximately 1 km SE of Grosmont on the slopes of Graig Syfyrddin, located at the end of a long farm track approached along the minor road which leads W from Middle Tresenny.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Locality: Graig Syfyrddin

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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An early C17 two unit, end entry house. Apart from minor repairs in the C19, and alterations to the S gable in the mid C20, there have been few subsequent changes. The interior has remained largely unaltered and still retains a strong historic character.


Whitewashed, rubble stone; slate roof with tile ridge. One-and-a-half storey farmhouse, with outshut to W and lean-to attached to N gable. E front has end chimney stacks, C20 brick stack (right) and stone stack (left) . Gabled dormer springs below eaves and has C20 casements with 3 3 panes. Ground floor has C17 2-light diamond mullion with dripstone (left), and C17 4-light reserve chamfer mullion with timber lintel (right). S gable is rendered and has incised lines simulating ashlar. Mid C20 metal casements: 3 3 3 pane casement on ground floor and single 3 pane and a 3 3 casement on the upper floor. W elevation has 4-light reserve chamfer mullion (left) and 4-light diamond mullion to outshut (right).


C17 two unit plan, consisting of hall and partitioned service rooms. Gable entry with C19 boarded door. Stone flagged floors. Hall has chamfered ceiling beams, one with diagonal the other with scroll stops. C20 fireplace surround with fireplace stair (to left). C17 Post and panel partition has two central doorways with shaped door-heads. Doorways lead to rear service rooms, which are separated by similar post and panel partition.

Reasons for Listing

Well preserved early C17 farmhouse retaining original detail and plan-form.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Yew Tree Cottage
    At the foot of the hill c2km south of Grosmont.
  • II* Barn at Lower Tresenny
    400m SE of Grosmont village, immediately S of the road junction to Middle Tresenny, and some 30m SW of Lower Tresenny farmhouse.
  • II Granary at Lower Tresenny
    Some 400m SE of Grosmont village, S of the road junction to Middle Tresenny.
  • II Lower Tresenny Farmhouse
    Some 400m SE of Grosmont village, S of the road junction to Middle Tresenny.
  • 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 Barn at Great Tresenny
    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.
  • II Stable Range at Hoaldalbert
    At junction of minor road approximately 1 km SW of Grosmont. Some 20m N of Hoaldalbert farmhouse. Stables are at right angles to the barn range at Hoaldalbert.
  • II Courtyard Wall, Gates and Railings at Hoaldalbert
    At junction of minor road approximately 1 km SW of Grosmont. The wall, gates and railings form a boundary between Hoaldalbert Farmhouse and the Stable Block.

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