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Cider House and attached Outhouse at Upper White Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantilio Crossenny, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8453 / 51°50'43"N

Longitude: -2.9008 / 2°54'2"W

OS Eastings: 338039

OS Northings: 216682

OS Grid: SO380166

Mapcode National: GBR FB.TWLY

Mapcode Global: VH792.NWT8

Entry Name: Cider House and attached Outhouse at Upper White Castle

Listing Date: 27 October 2000

Last Amended: 27 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24333

Location: Some 20m NW of the farmhouse at Upper White Castle, at upper end of a gently sloping farmyard.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Llantilio Crossenny (Llandeilo Gresynni)

Community: Llantilio Crossenny

Locality: White Castle

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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C19 lofted cider house, which appears on the Tithe Map of 1843.


C19 cider house (left) with attached outhouse (right) in linear range. Rubble stone with slate roofs. Openings have segmental arched heads of stone voussoirs, and shallow stone sills. Cider house is two-storey. S front, far right, has a external stone stair which rises to boarded door of upper granary. To left, on first floor, are three square blocked openings. On ground floor (l t r) are: a wide doorway with boarded door flanked by narrow chamfered vent slits on each side, next a second wide boarded door, and then a partly-boarded window opening. The projecting wall of the adjoining granary stair has a flat headed doorway to narrow storage passage. To left is attached single-storey outhouse which has boarded door (right) and tall 2-light mullion window (left).


Loft of cider house is 5-bays and has C19 king post roof trusses with raking side struts.

Reasons for Listing

C19 Cider House and Outhouse having important group value with the C17 farmhouse at Upper White Castle, White Castle ruins and the other listed buildings at White Castle.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • 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 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.
  • 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 Yewtree Cottage
    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.
  • 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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