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Blaentrothy Farmhouse and attached Farm Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8912 / 51°53'28"N

Longitude: -2.9142 / 2°54'51"W

OS Eastings: 337179

OS Northings: 221800

OS Grid: SO371218

Mapcode National: GBR F9.R5R6

Mapcode Global: VH78W.FQQK

Entry Name: Blaentrothy Farmhouse and attached Farm Buildings

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24166

Location: Approximately 4 km SW of Grosmont, at the end of a long farm track which runs W off the minor road between Greig Lodge and Cefn Clytha.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Locality: Blaenrothy

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Mid C17 two-unit farmhouse, modernised in the later C20 when a rear outshut added. The former C17 stairs wing (which projected from the back wall of the hall) has been rebuilt, and a C20 stone porch added. In C18 Blaentrothy belonged to the Campston estate; and the eminent Welsh schoolmaster James Davies (1765-1849) was born here.

Exterior

C17 farmhouse. Red sandstone rubble; slate roof, projecting stone chimney stacks with brick flues. Two storey and attic. E front, ground floor has off-centre C20 stone entrance porch with monopitch slate roof, boarded door. Flanking entrance on each side are broad C20 3 3 3 pane casement windows with dripstones and timber lintels. First floor has three windows with shallow timber lintels; to right are two C18 3 3 3 casements and to left a C20 2-light casement. Attached to S gable of farmhouse is a single storey farm range; rubble stone with corrugated metal roof. The portion nearest the house is timber framed and clad with horizontal boarding, the lower end is stone walled with two entrance doorways. Attached to N gable of farmhouse is a two storey granary; rubble stone with corrugated metal roof. First-floor has boarded doorway with square blocked opening (to right) and is reached by C20 cast-iron spiral stair.

Interior

Not available for inspection at time of resurvey.

Fox and Raglan (Vol. III p 64) illustrate the unusual roof truss at Blaentrothy Farmhouse which allows a central doorway to be cut through the principal tie beam, thus giving greater headroom to the habitable attic. The stout vertical posts of the door frame are held in place by being tenoned both into the soffit of the collar (above) and the top of the ceiling beam of the bedroom (below). On each side of the doorway, the inner ends of the cut-through tie beam are tenoned into the sides of these posts, so the door posts effectively act as a tie.
The ground plan consists of two ground floor rooms: living room (left) and smaller parlour (right). Ceiling beams are said to have roll-and-step mouldings and scroll stops.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved farmstead comprising C17 two-unit farmhouse with farm-buildings in line; birthplace of the eminent Welsh schoolmaster James Davies (1765-1849). Group value with the listed farm buildings at Blaentrothy.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Stable at Blaentrothy
    Approximately 4 km SW of Grosmont, at the end of a long farm track which runs W off the minor road between Greig Lodge and Cefn Clytha. The stable lies at right angles to the farmhouse at the uphill e
  • II Barn at Blaentrothy
    Approximately 4 km SW of Grosmont, at the end of a long farm track which runs W off the minor road between Greig Lodge and Cefn Clytha. The barn lies opposite the farmhouse overlooking the farmyard.
  • II Shelter Shed at Blaentrothy
    Approximately 4 km SW of Grosmont, at the end of a long farm track which runs W off the minor road between Greig Lodge and Cefn Clytha. The cartshed lies opposite the farmhouse at the uphill end of th
  • II Upper Kathlea (aka Upper Celliau)
    At N end of lane which lies approximately 2km NE of Llangattock Lingoed.
  • II Cowhouse and Stable at Lower Celliau
    At the end of a minor road which runs approximately 1km NE from Llangattock Lingoed. The Cowhouse and Stable lies on gently sloping ground some 40m NE of Lower Celliau Farmhouse.
  • II Barn and Shelter Shed at Lower Celliau
    At the end of a minor road which runs approximately 1km NE from Llangattock Lingoed. The barn lies on gently sloping ground some 20m E of Lower Celliau Farmhouse.
  • II* Lower Celliau
    At the end of a farm track approached by the minor road which runs approximately 1km NE from the centre of Llangattock Lingoed.
  • II Barn at Great Campston
    Directly opposite and aligned with the house at Great Campston, lower down the slope and facing the house across yard and front garden.

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