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Horse trough with flanking walls opposite N drive to The Hendre

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

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Latitude: 51.8274 / 51°49'38"N

Longitude: -2.7904 / 2°47'25"W

OS Eastings: 345627

OS Northings: 214601

OS Grid: SO456146

Mapcode National: GBR FH.W0GL

Mapcode Global: VH79B.LB6H

Entry Name: Horse trough with flanking walls opposite N drive to The Hendre

Listing Date: 19 March 2001

Last Amended: 19 March 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25023

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: Set back slightly from the roadside opposite the main entrance to The Hendre.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmmouth

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

Community: Llangattock-Vibon-Avel

Locality: Hendre

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Designed by Aston Webb; dated 1894.


A horse trough in a walled bay including a carved reredos dated 1894. Dressed sandstone trough and reredos, with back and side walls of snecked squared rubble. The trough itself is approximately 1m wide and ½m from front to back, with a shallow pedestal and convex moulding below a squared rim, and is set against the centre of a rectangular bay approximately 4m wide and ½m deep, the enclosing wall approximately 1m high. Dressed flat coping to this is interrupted in the centre by a finely-wrought classical-style shaped reredos which has a basket-arched panel inscribed "PURE LIFE / PURE WATER" and is decorated with incised foliation. The consoles to the foot of the reredos are inscribed in large digits "18" (to the L) and "94" (to the R). Set in the wall above the right-hand end of the trough is a copper spout. At each end of the structure a lower wall runs out parallel with the road for a short distance.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-detailed, estate-built horse trough, one of a group of late-C19 structures erected by the Rolls family of The Hendre close to the main entrance to its grounds; and for group value with Box Bush Lodge opposite (q.v.) and Post Office and Forge Cottage to the E (q.v.).

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Post Office and Forge Cottage
    Set back in generous front gardens on the N side of the road, approximately 100m E of Hendre crossroads.
  • II Box Bush Lodge at entrance to The Hendre
    Set in its own garden on the W side of present the main entrance drive to The Hendre.
  • II The Hall (former Village Hall)
    At the NW corner of crossroads in Hendre village.
  • II Croesvaen
    On the north side of the road, set back in its own garden approximately 80m E of the present main entrance to The Hendre.
  • II Oak House East and West
    Set back slightly from the road approximately 150m west of the crossroads at The Hendre, forming a conspicuous feature.
  • II Sunnyside
    Prominently sited above the road at corner with a lane running NW; faces SW towards Hendre Home Farm. Approximately 0.5km W of main drive to
  • II Llanvolda Farmhouse
    Approximately 300m N of Hendre crossroads, off the W side of a lane running between Hendre and Llangattock-Vibon-Avel; attractively sited on a slope with woodland to the S and W.
  • II Garden View
    Situated on a wooded bank approximately 180m NE of The Hendre.

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