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Monmouth Lodge

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

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25040

Building Class: Domestic

ID on this website: 300025040

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.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

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

Community: Whitecastle

Locality: Rockfield

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Tagged with: Gatehouse Scottish Baronial architecture

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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 fl├Ęche 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.).

Reasons for Listing

Included as a picturesquely composed and detailed lodge, part of a fine set of buildings on the Hendre estate.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gateway next to Monmouth Lodge
    At the entrance to the drive to Rockfield House, approximately 200m SE of the centre of Rockfield village.
  • II Nos.1-4 (consec) Cottage Homes
    Set back in their own gardens on the SW side of the road, in a detached position approximately 150m S of Rockfield Lodge.
  • II Rockfield School
    At north end of village; at right angles to the road with playground to front.
  • II* Swiss Cottage
    Reached from B4233 at the S end of Rockfield; approximately 0.5km along the tree-lined former drive to the Hendre. Secluded setting beside brook.
  • II Church of St Cenhedlon (aka Rockfield Church)
    Near the centre of Rockfield village, in a wooded hollow where the road skirts the edge of a westward meander of the River Monnow.
  • II* Pentwyn
    To W of B 4347, about 100 metres NW of Rockfield Church.
  • II Steps Farmhouse (aka Steppes Farm)
    Set back above the N side of the road, approximately 0.8km W of the centre of Rockfield village.
  • II Former cider-mill to S of Steps Farmhouse
    On the bank above the road immediately the E side of the entrance to Steps Farm, approximately 0.8km W of the centre of Rockfield village.

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