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Oak House East and West

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

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Latitude: 51.8275 / 51°49'39"N

Longitude: -2.7932 / 2°47'35"W

OS Eastings: 345430

OS Northings: 214621

OS Grid: SO454146

Mapcode National: GBR FG.W5RB

Mapcode Global: VH79B.JBPC

Entry Name: Oak House East and West

Listing Date: 19 March 2001

Last Amended: 19 March 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25054

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back slightly from the road approximately 150m west of the crossroads at The Hendre, forming a conspicuous feature.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

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

Community: Llangattock-Vibon-Avel

Locality: Hendre

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Said to have been designed c.1906 by Aston Webb, as dwellings for the head coachman and head gardener of The Hendre. The Hendre was the home of the Rolls family.


A pair of substantial semi-detached houses in neo-vernacular Jacobethan style. Built of snecked rock-faced rubble with some featured half-timbering and blue slate roofs. The houses are double-fronted and have back extensions. Two-storeys, the S facade a symmetrical reflected-pair design framed by slightly-projecting gabled outer bays, and the upper floor of the range between these with close-studded timber-framing of 2 unequal tiers, including a wavy passing brace at each end of the lower and raised in the centre into a pair of half-dormers which have curved struts and a king strut and oversailing barge-boarded eaves. In the angle with each outer bay is a Tudor-arched dooway protected by a flat lead-covered canopy on 2 posts. Between these the main range has two 4-light stone mullioned windows at ground floor and two 3-light wooden mullioned windows at 1st floor rising slightly into the dormers. Each of the gabled outer bays has a 5-light mullioned window at ground floor, a 3-light window at 1st floor, and gable coping with a ball finial at the apex. There is a large lateral chimney stack on the centre of the ridge and at each end a slightly-extruded gable chimmney stack. Rear not inspected.


Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an exceptionally good pair of estate cottages, designed by Aston Webb as a tightly composed exercise in neo-vernacular.

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