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The Great House

A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8758 / 51°52'32"N

Longitude: -2.91 / 2°54'35"W

OS Eastings: 337450

OS Northings: 220087

OS Grid: SO374200

Mapcode National: GBR FB.S0S4

Mapcode Global: VH792.H3YT

Entry Name: The Great House

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24184

Location: Approximately 1 km E of Llangattock Lingoed, at the end of a short farm track that runs N off the minor road from Llangattock Lingoed to the Bont.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Locality: Llangattock Lingoed

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Mid C17 four unit plan. Fox and Raglan date the house to 1650-60. It was probably built by Edward Morgan who died in 1657. Over the years, the house has been considerably altered. It formerly had a third storey and also a stair wing at the back. Fox and Raglan record that the hall also had ornate mullion windows with unusual ogee and ovolo moulded frames. Bradney mentions that the post and panel partition was taken to nearby Glen Trothy. In spite of all these changes, the Great House still retains a strong C17 character and a number of well-preserved features.


Substantial, two storey, mid-C17 farmhouse. Rubble stone, partly rendered; slate roof with brick end-stacks, stone plinth. S front is irregular with entrance doorway off-centre (to right) and the facade is broken by two tall shallow buttresses. First floor (l to r) has C20 3-light transom, two C20 8 8 pane casements, and another 8 8 casement. Ground floor has a corresponding C20 3-light transom, broad C20 window to hall, gabled C20 porch, and a 8 8 casement. Tudor-arched entrance doorway with elaborate ogee and ovolo moulding. E gable, on first and ground floor are C20 6 6 6 pane casements. E wall of kitchen wing (to right) has C20 4 4 4 pane windows on first and ground floors. N gable of kitchen wing has flight of stone steps up to a cambered arched doorway with roll moulded surround. On ground-floor (left) is large Tudor arched doorway with chamfered frame, and studded door with big 'trident' strap hinges. Doorway to former wash-house is also Tudor arched with roll moulded frame, and has plank door with applied fillets and similar trident hinges.


Layout is L-plan. Four ground-floor rooms: parlour at uphill end (now kitchen), hall in centre, service room at downhill end, and former kitchen in wing to rear. Parlour has C17 ceiling beams with hollow and roll moulding and runout stops. Fine C17 parlour fireplace has Tudor arched oak lintel with panelled spandrels; above is ornamental frieze of carved arcaded ornament; with diamond patterned stonework to back wall of hearth. Hall has hollow and roll moulded ceiling beams; oak fireplace lintel with flat head is enriched with similar arcaded ornament and has moulded mantelshelf. Service room and rear kitchen both have chamfered ceiling beams with scroll stops. Doorway between two rooms is Tudor arched, with roll moulded door-frame and plank and batten door with big fleur de lys strap hinges. Kitchen has broad fireplace opening with chamfered Tudor arched lintel. On first floor, ceiling beams have similar hollow and roll moulding. In bed chamber above parlour is a tall C17 panelled screen with 6-panel door. Roof interior not available at time of resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Substantial mid C17 farmhouse which, despite some C20 alterations, retains fine interior detail.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cartshed (former Hall-house) at Hendy Farm
    Some 2km E of Llangattock Lingoed, at the end of a farm track that runs S off the minor road between Llangattock Lingoed and The Bont.
  • 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 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 Glen Trothy House (including attached Sacred Heart Chapel)
    Approximately 2km NE of Llanvetherine, in estate parkland bordering the Afon Trothy, reached by a long drive which runs W off the minor road from Pont Gilbert to the Bont.
  • II Old Forge House
    S of the minor road junction, some 300m NE of Llangattock Lingoed Church.
  • II Barn at Great Pool Hall
    Approximately 2km NE of Llanvetherine, the barn is adjacent and to the north of Great Pool Hall.
  • II* Great Pool Hall
    Approximately 2 km NE of Llanvetherine, located at the end of a short farm track that runs E off the minor road between Llanvetherine and Llangattock Lingoed.

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