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Cwm Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8723 / 51°52'20"N

Longitude: -2.9306 / 2°55'50"W

OS Eastings: 336024

OS Northings: 219717

OS Grid: SO360197

Mapcode National: GBR F9.S7P0

Mapcode Global: VH792.561H

Entry Name: Cwm Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24186

Location: Approximately 3 km N of Llanvetherine, on W side of the minor road which runs NW from Old Court.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Locality: Llanvetherine

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Mid C18 three unit, L-plan house. Dated 1745, but back wing may be earlier. Cwm farmhouse belonged in the C18 to the Watkins family and was almost certainly built by William Watkins whose initials appear on the date-stone of the Cider House and also the dated staircase in Cwm Farmhouse.


Mid-C18 farmhouse. Colour-washed rubble stone, rendered gables; slate roof with brick end stacks. Two storey, symmetrical front. First floor has three C19 12-pane horned sash windows with shallow stone sills. Ground floor entrance doorway is central with gabled open porch and C18 6-panel door (top four panels glazed). Flanking entrance are similar 12-pane sashes on each side. Rear service wing has remains of former 4-light diamond mullion in upper gable, and C20 window to former dairy on ground floor. Back roof has C20 composition slate tiles and four C20 roof lights.


Well-preserved interior with exceptionally unusual dated staircase. Entry into stone-flagged lobby, with staircase on left side. The riser of the third step is inscribed with initials W W and a heart motif, and the riser of the second step bears the date 1745. Quarter-turn stair with landings, has moulded handrail and square newel posts with roll moulding at angles. Living room (to left of entry) has 6-panel door and C19 register grate. To right on entry is a boarded partition with C20 boarded door to kitchen. Kitchen has chamfered ceiling beams with scroll stops and chamfered wooden fireplace lintel (possibly re-used). Ghost marks on face of lintel and on upper wall mark position of former spit rack (one bracket survives ex situ). Back wall of hearth contains bread oven with cambered brick arch. Set in side walls on each side are fireplace cupboards to left cupboard has fielded panel with H-hinges, to right upper cupboard is panelled and lower cupboard boarded with strap hinges. Rear service wing formerly housed dairy, and opens off kitchen. Upstairs bedrooms have plank and batten doors with strap hinges; C18 stone fireplace surround has shouldered architrave. Habitable attic of 5 bays with collar trusses.

Reasons for Listing

Well-preserved farmhouse dated 1745 with earlier origins and high quality detail, including unusual dated staircase.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Cider House at Cwm Farm
    Approximately 3 km N of Llanvetherine, on W side of the minor road which runs NW from Old Court. The cider house is located at the back of Cwm farmhouse, separated from the house by a narrow alleyway.
  • II Barn at Cwm farm
    Cwm Farm is on W side of lane about 300m N of Old Court.
  • II Barn at Old Court
    Approximately 1km S of Llangattock Lingoed on the W side of the minor road to Llanvetherine. The barn lies some 40m SW of the house at Old Court.
  • II* Old Court including Former Cider House, Granary and Stable Range
    Approximately 1km S of Llangattock Lingoed on the W side of the minor road which runs SW towards Llanvetherine.
  • II Cross in St Cadoc's Churchyard
    In a gently sloping churchyard, in centre of Llangattock Lingoed. The cross lies 10m SE of the porch of St Cadoc's Church.
  • I Church of St Cadoc
    In a sloping churchyard, in the centre of Llangattock Lingoed.
  • II Old Forge House
    S of the minor road junction, some 300m NE of Llangattock Lingoed Church.
  • II The Hendre Farmhouse
    Approximately 1km NW of Llangattock Lingoed, at the end of a long farm track that runs S off the minor road from Cefn Campstone to Llangattock Lingoed.

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