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Latitude: 51.8261 / 51°49'33"N
Longitude: -2.7483 / 2°44'53"W
OS Eastings: 348524
OS Northings: 214426
OS Grid: SO485144
Mapcode National: GBR FJ.W4X7
Mapcode Global: VH86T.9CYG
Plus Code: 9C3VR7G2+CM
Entry Name: Monmouth Lodge
Listing Date: 19 March 2001
Last Amended: 19 March 2001
Source ID: 25040
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Built in the acute angle formed by the junction of the drive with the B4233, approximately 200m SE of the centre of Rockfield village.
Community: Llangattock-Vibon-Avel (Llangatwg Feibion Afel)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
Designed by Aston Webb, and dated 1896. Scottish baronial style said to have been at the wish of Georgiana Maclean who had married John Allen Rolls of The Hendre.
A former gate lodge to The Hendre. Walls of random rubble, roofs of red tiles with gable parapets and fleur-de-lis ridge tiles. Irregular plan with a short main range parallel to the road (but not facing it), a rear crosswing and a porch-tower in the S angle thus formed. One-and-a-half and 2 storeys in a theatrically-eclectic style. Striking composition when seen by visitors arriving from the Monmouth direction as their carriages forked off the public road. This consists of the E gable-end of the main range with the porch-tower set back on its S side. The gable wall has an unusual single-storey semi-circular "turret" at ground floor level, with a steep semi-conical tiled roof and a chamfered 1-light window in each of its 3 cardinal sides; a pair of narrow chamfered 1-light attic windows flanking the apex; and a steep crow-stepped parapet with a ball finial on the apex. The set-back porch-tower to the left, which is 2-storeyed, has steps up to a round-headed arch containing a square-headed doorway with the date 1896 in the tympanum, a small chamfered 1-light window at 1st floor, a corbelled and embattlemented parapet and a tall pyramidal flèche with triangular lucarnes and a finial. The N and S gables of the rear wing match the front gable. The front and rear ranges each have a large chimney with a corbelled cap.
(The design was almost exactly repeated for North Lodge in Hendre (q.v.)
The item forms a good group with its associated gateway (q.v.).
Included as a picturesquely composed and detailed lodge, part of a fine set of buildings on the Hendre estate.
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