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A Grade II Listed Building in Raglan, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.747 / 51°44'49"N

Longitude: -2.8597 / 2°51'34"W

OS Eastings: 340744

OS Northings: 205717

OS Grid: SO407057

Mapcode National: GBR JC.13DT

Mapcode Global: VH79P.DC12

Entry Name: Twynysheriff

Listing Date: 31 January 2001

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24747

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on W side of lane in Twyn-y-Sheriff some 2.5 km S of Raglan

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Raglan

Community: Raglan (Rhaglan)

Community: Raglan

Locality: Twyn-y-Sheriff

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Farmhouse, mid to later C16 origins altered in early C17 and refronted in earlier C19. Two-room plan with post-and-panel partition. NW dairy wing C17.


Farmhouse, roughcast with slate roof and red brick end wall stacks. Two-storey, 3-window front of small-paned sashes. First floor has 16-pane sash to left, small 12-pane sash to centre and 16-pane sash at higher level to right. Ground floor has 20-pane sash left, roughcast gabled porch centre with Tudor-arched entry, and French window right. In porch is fine C17 studded oak plank door with iron strap hinges and chamfered oak doorframe. Tooled stone windowsills. E end stone-tiled lean-to. W end lean-to pantry.
Rear has red brick lean-to to left with door and window, window in inside end wall, then house rear wall, rubble stone has casement pair window and door. NW rear wing with stone chimney and fine 3-light diamond mullion window on inside E wall. W side has dormer.


Two-room plan to original house, added rooms and stair to rear. E ground floor room has 3 cambered beams plastered over and C20 fireplace. W hall refitted in earlier C18 has stone flags, 5 deep chamfered beams with stepped hollow stops. Post and panel partition to E wall, W end C18 fireplace with pilaster jambs and quadrant curved corners to lintel with keystone. Cupboard with panel door to left, oak door to right. Door was external, now into lean-to pantry down stone steps. Built-in dresser on rear wall. Rear door is also oak plank in C17 ovolo-moulded frame, in line with front door. Straight flight of stairs to rear, outside original rear wall, with some reused panelling.
NW rear wing has internal spine wall with oak stud partition, heavy beams and plank doors.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a house of C16 to early C17 origins with good external character and surviving interior features, and with early C1 remodelling.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Pant
    Situated some 3km from Raglan on the S side of the by-road from Usk road to Chepstow road via Twyn-y-Sheriff.
  • II Coldbrook Farmhouse including attached barns
    Situated on high ground 1.5 kms from Llandenny. Approached by a long private track entered off a by-road from the Usk road at Gwehelog. The Farmhouse is raised up from the level of the farmyard and en
  • II Former Quaker Meeting House and attached long agricultural range at The Cayo
    The Cayo is situated about 1km NW of Llandenny in an elevated position amongst open fields. The former meeting house forms the S end of the agricultural range and is some 10m S of the farmhouse.
  • II Broom House
    Situated about 1. 5 km SW of Raglan, on S side of Broom Lane which runs W from the Usk road. Broom House is about 150m down Broom Lane and within its own walled grounds.
  • I Cross at Croes Lwyd
    Situated on S side of Broom Lane about 400m E of Broom House, at the bottom of the garden at Whitecross Cottage.
  • II Barn at Treworgan Manor
    Situated just N of Treworgan, gable end facing N end of house.
  • II* Treworgan Manor
    Situated some 3 km SSE of Raglan on the W side of the road to Llansoy, on a rise overlooking Treworgan Common.
  • II Agricultural labourers cottage
    Situated approx. 2 km SW of Raglan on Broom Lane which is a by-road to Rhiw-las off the Usk Road. On N side of lane some 600m E of Broom House.

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