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Pigsty at Upper White Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantilio Crossenny, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8454 / 51°50'43"N

Longitude: -2.9006 / 2°54'2"W

OS Eastings: 338053

OS Northings: 216690

OS Grid: SO380166

Mapcode National: GBR FB.TWN6

Mapcode Global: VH792.NWX7

Entry Name: Pigsty at Upper White Castle

Listing Date: 27 October 2000

Last Amended: 27 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24334

Location: Some 15m N of the farmhouse at Upper White Castle.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Llantilio Crossenny (Llandeilo Gresynni)

Community: Llantilio Crossenny

Locality: White Castle

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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C19 pigsty with small yards at the front and enclosed sleeping room at the back. The design incorporates a series of stone feeding shutes in front wall (now blocked).


Three C19 pigsties in linear range. Walls of rubble stone; gabled slate roof with tile ridge. Each pigsty has a small front yard bounded by stone walls with flat coping. The front wall of each yard has a square stone feeding shoot (now blocked). At the back of each yard, doorways lead into an enclosed sleeping chamber.

Reasons for Listing

Well- preserved C19 pigsty, having group value with the listed Farmhouse and the Cider House at Upper White Castle, White Castle ruins and the other listed buildings at White Castle.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • 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* 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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