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Former cider-mill to S of Steps Farmhouse

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8259 / 51°49'33"N

Longitude: -2.7623 / 2°45'44"W

OS Eastings: 347560

OS Northings: 214415

OS Grid: SO475144

Mapcode National: GBR FJ.W1G1

Mapcode Global: VH86T.2CJM

Plus Code: 9C3VR6GQ+93

Entry Name: Former cider-mill to S of Steps Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 March 2001

Last Amended: 19 March 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25042

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: 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.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

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

Community: Llangattock-Vibon-Avel

Locality: Rockfield

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Probably C18, but with some fabric which may be earlier.

Exterior

A long and relatively low building with walls mostly of random rubble, the W gable rebuilt in red brick and the roof clad with red pantile; and internal evidence suggesting that it was originally timber-framed. It has a narrow rectangular plan, internally of 2 main units plus a short bay added at the E end. On the N side (to the former farmyard) there is a wide segmental-headed doorway near the W end, with a wooden doorcase, a board door and a little 1-light window to its left; in the eastern half, a similar doorway with a slightly larger window to its left; and, beyond a vertical joint, another doorway at a higher level. The W gable wall of brick has a segmental-headed window at ground floor and a loft doorway above. The rear wall (to the road) has a ragged joint on each side of the centre, as if there had formerly been a wide doorway in this position; either side of this there is a small segmental-headed 2-light casement window, and at the left (W) end a very small segmental-headed window: all these with brick surrounds.

Interior

Timber-framed lateral partition wall to the E addition, suggesting that the original building might have been entirely timber-framed. Contains an apple press.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved, probably C18 cider mill, part of a group with Steps Farmhouse.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • 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* 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 Fairoaks
    Set back behind front garden approximately 0.5km east of The Hendre.
  • II Rockfield School
    At north end of village; at right angles to the road with playground to front.
  • II Monmouth Lodge
    Built in the acute angle formed by the junction of the drive with the B4233, approximately 200m SE of the centre of Rockfield village.
  • II Gateway next to Monmouth Lodge
    At the entrance to the drive to Rockfield House, approximately 200m SE of the centre of Rockfield village.

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