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Old Vicarage, with attached outbuildings at W end

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8792 / 51°52'45"N

Longitude: -2.7929 / 2°47'34"W

OS Eastings: 345514

OS Northings: 220366

OS Grid: SO455203

Mapcode National: GBR FG.RZSM

Mapcode Global: VH794.J1V7

Entry Name: Old Vicarage, with attached outbuildings at W end

Listing Date: 5 January 2001

Last Amended: 19 March 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24488

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated approximately 100m NW of the Church of St Bridget, on the N side of the lane running westwards out of Skenfrith village.

County: Monmouthshire

Community: Llangattock-Vibon-Avel (Llangatwg Feibion Afel)

Community: Llangattock-Vibon-Avel

Locality: Skenfrith

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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A modest, rubble-built house of simple Georgian character (apparently recently restored) with a large but lower outbuilding (perhaps formerly a stable) attached to the left gable. Both parts are of roughly-coursed sandstone rubble, the roof of the house of blue and purple slates and that of the outbuilding graduated grey slates, and both have brick chimneys. Linear plan on E-W axis, facing south, the outbuilding forming the west half and projecting slightly, and the house single-depth with a gabled staircase wing to the rear and a lean-to addition in the E angle of that. The house has a symmetrical 2-storey, 3-window facade in which the only decorative feature is a deep moulded wooden eaves cornice with diamond-shaped dentillation. The doorway in the centre is an unadorned square-headed opening with a recessed panelled door and overlight, and the windows are 12-pane sashes with raised sills and red brick reveals. Both gable chimneys have corbelled-out cornices, that to the left apparently rebuilt. The outbuilding has a doorway offset slightly to the left with a wooden lintel and a board door, a small square loft window above it and slightly to the right, with plain glazing, a 2-light casement close to the right-hand corner with a wooden lintel, and a very tall front-wall brick chimney between the latter two openings. [A wooden lean-to garage is attached to the left gable.]


The interior plan and details resemble Mill House (q.v.): the entrance hall leads through to the staircase wing, and there is one room on each side of it. Both floors have ceiling beams of relatively light scantling, including a secondary beam with cyma-stopped chamfer in the E room at ground floor. The W room has a fireplace on the W wall approximately 1.5m wide and 1.25m high, with rubble jambs and a cambered oak lintel. The rear staircase wing contains a dog-legged staircase with closed string, square newels, bar balusters and a lightly-moulded handrail, and the roof has two collar trusses.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved modest Georgian house, contributing to the character of the village at its NW corner.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Monnow Villa
    Situated in the centre of Skenfrith village, facing the N side of the churchyard.
  • I Church of St Bridget
    Very attractively situated towards the N end of the village and approximately 100m NW of Skenfrith Castle, with which it forms part of a very fine group.
  • II The Old Shop
    In the centre of Skenfrith village, approximately 50m SE of the Church of St Bridget, with Skenfrith Castle to the front and the church to the rear.
  • II Sarn
    On the W side of the road in the centre of Skenfrith village, facing Skenfrith Castle approximately 50m to the SE.
  • II* Skenfrith Castle
    Situated at the SE corner of Skenfrith village, in the valley of the River Monnow, close to the W bank of the river and approximately 100m NW of Skenfrith Bridge.
  • II Mill House
    On the W side of the junction of the road with the SE end of the village street, facing the plot occupied by Skenfrith Mill.
  • II War Memorial to S of Skenfrith Castle
    Mounted on the roadside approximately halfway between the S end of the village street and Skenfrith Bridge.
  • II Skenfrith Mill
    Sited close to the SE corner of Skenfrith Castle, on the SW side of a leet which passes beside the E wall of the castle.

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