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Yewtree Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantilio Crossenny, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8468 / 51°50'48"N

Longitude: -2.9032 / 2°54'11"W

OS Eastings: 337878

OS Northings: 216849

OS Grid: SO378168

Mapcode National: GBR FB.TVWG

Mapcode Global: VH792.MVK4

Entry Name: Yewtree Cottage

Listing Date: 27 October 2000

Last Amended: 27 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24330

Location: Isolated rural position overlooking the ruins of White Castle, located approximately 100m W of the entrance to castle, approached along narrow track which skirts N boundary of the Outer Ward.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Llantilio Crossenny (Llandeilo Gresynni)

Community: Llantilio Crossenny

Locality: White Castle

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Double-fronted cottage with rear outshut. External character is largely C19, but the unusually large gable chimney suggests that this house may have earlier origins. On the 1843 Tithe Map, Yewtree cottage is marked as belonging to James Bennett.


C19 double-fronted small house. Rubble stone, partly whitewashed, some ashlar dressings; slate roof and gable stacks. E gable chimney (to right) has massive projecting stone stack with raking offsets. Stacks have brick flues with oversailing caps. Two-storey S front is symmetrical. Windows are 4-pane horned sashes with shallow stone sills. First floor has two 4-pane windows with flat heads. Ground floor two corresponding 4- pane sashes with segmental arched window-heads. Centre entrance doorway has open porch with gabled canopy supported at angle by slender wooden posts. Low stone walls flank each side of entrance doorway which has 6-panel door (bottom 2 panels flush, upper 4 glazed). Attached to the W gable of house is single storey lean-to; in S wall is a small square window opening with shallow stone sill. E gable has broad projecting centre-stack (as described) and (to right) a lean-to outshut. Upper wall of outshut has small square window opening with timber lintel, stone sill and boarded inner shutter. On ground-floor of outshut is a 2- light window with timber lintel and stone sill.


Internal inspection not available at time of resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Well- preserved C19 vernacular cottage, prominently sited next to the medieval castle ruins at White Castle. Group value with The Castle and other listed buildings at White Castle.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • I White Castle Ruins
    Impressively sited on gently sloping ground overlooking the village of Llanvetherine and the undulating countryside beyond, some 3km NW of village of Llantilio Crossenny.
  • II White Castle Cottage
    Approximately 100m E of White Castle, on W side of minor road between Tre-rhew and Llantilio Crossenny at the road junction to White Castle ruins.
  • II Cider House and attached Outhouse at Upper White Castle
    Some 20m NW of the farmhouse at Upper White Castle, at upper end of a gently sloping farmyard.
  • II Pigsty at Upper White Castle
    Some 15m N of the farmhouse at Upper White Castle.
  • II* Upper White Castle Farmhouse
    On the W side of the minor road from Trerew to Llantilio Crossenny, located on gently sloping high ground approximately 100m SE of White Castle.
  • II Duke's Barn
    Linear barn range, aligned roughly SW to NE, in isolated rural position, some 300m SW of White Castle ruins, approached by footpath through open fields.
  • II Lower White Castle Farmhouse
    Some 500m SE of White Castle ruins, on SW side of minor road that leads to Llantilio Crossenny.
  • II Barn and attached Granary at Lower White Castle
    Flanking the entrance drive on S side of farmhouse at Lower White Castle Farm.

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