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The Old Shop

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

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Latitude: 51.8786 / 51°52'42"N

Longitude: -2.7912 / 2°47'28"W

OS Eastings: 345634

OS Northings: 220297

OS Grid: SO456202

Mapcode National: GBR FH.RS9B

Mapcode Global: VH794.K1SQ

Entry Name: The Old Shop

Listing Date: 19 March 2001

Last Amended: 19 March 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25045

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In the centre of Skenfrith village, approximately 50m SE of the Church of St Bridget, with Skenfrith Castle to the front and the church to the rear.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

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

Community: Llangattock-Vibon-Avel

Locality: Skenfrith

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Probably earlier C18 in origin, a small village house, to which a shop was added in the C19. Now entirely a private dwelling.


A neat rubble-built small house of C18 proportions standing at right-angles to the road with its back towards the church. Walls of roughly-coursed small random rubble (the left gable rendered), roof of small brown clay tiles. It has a double-depth 2-unit plan on an NE-SW axis facing SE, with a large lean-to extension to its SW gable (facing the road), a smaller lean-to at at the other gable, and a rear wing to the E bay. The 2-storey, 2-window facade has a plain square-headed doorway offset slightly left of centre, with a 4-panel door, a small oblong 3-light casement to the right, a small square 2-light casement to the left and two similar 2-light casements at 1st floor, vertically-aligned above the ground-floor windows. All these windows have small-paned glazing, and they appear disproportionately small and widely-spaced in relation to the width of the facade. There is a gable chimney at each end of the roof. The lean-to facing the street, formerly a shop, has a doorway flanked by a pair of large fixed windows, and a hipped tiled roof. The small lean-to at the other end has a doorway with a 4-panel door.The rear of the E bay has a casement window at ground floor, small fixed window next to the junction with the wing, and 2 casements above. The rear wing has one casement window on each floor and a C20 garage doorway to the N of these.


Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its intrinsic vernacular quality and for its group value in relation to the church, the castle and the house called Sarn on the opposite side of the road.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Sarn
    On the W side of the road in the centre of Skenfrith village, facing Skenfrith Castle approximately 50m to the SE.
  • I Church of St Bridget
    Very attractively situated towards the N end of the village and approximately 100m NW of Skenfrith Castle, with which it forms part of a very fine group.
  • II* Skenfrith Castle
    Situated at the SE corner of Skenfrith village, in the valley of the River Monnow, close to the W bank of the river and approximately 100m NW of Skenfrith Bridge.
  • II Monnow Villa
    Situated in the centre of Skenfrith village, facing the N side of the churchyard.
  • II Mill House
    On the W side of the junction of the road with the SE end of the village street, facing the plot occupied by Skenfrith Mill.
  • II War Memorial to S of Skenfrith Castle
    Mounted on the roadside approximately halfway between the S end of the village street and Skenfrith Bridge.
  • II Skenfrith Mill
    Sited close to the SE corner of Skenfrith Castle, on the SW side of a leet which passes beside the E wall of the castle.
  • II Telephone Call-box
    Set into grass verge close to road junction into village; open fields to rear.

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