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Garden View

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

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Latitude: 51.8248 / 51°49'29"N

Longitude: -2.7851 / 2°47'6"W

OS Eastings: 345986

OS Northings: 214308

OS Grid: SO459143

Mapcode National: GBR FH.W7R6

Mapcode Global: VH79B.NDZG

Plus Code: 9C3VR6F7+WX

Entry Name: Garden View

Listing Date: 19 March 2001

Last Amended: 19 March 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25055

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on a wooded bank approximately 180m NE of The Hendre.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

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

Community: Llangattock-Vibon-Avel

Locality: Hendre

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Built for the Head Gardener to the Rolls family of The Hendre, almost certainly designed by Aston Webb in the 1890s.


A long, low building, "half-timbered" in a convincing East Anglian close-studded style, with a confident consistency which is characteristic of Sir Aston Webb's work for the Rolls estate at Hendre. It has a red brick plinth up to window sill level, close-studding above that, and graduated slate roofs with red brick chimneys. The plan is L-shaped, the main range on a N-S axis, with a gabled crosswing at each end and a service wing attached to the rear of the N crosswing. It is single-storeyed except for the S crosswing, which is 1½-storeyed. On the W elevation (overlooking the gardens of The Hendre) the main range has three 2-light casement windows and 2 ridge chimneys; each wing has a jettied gable with a cambered bressummer beam and a canted 4-light bay window beneath this, the gable of the N wing has uninterrupted studwork and the gable of the S wing, which is higher, has 3 tiers of studwork and a 3-light casement between the rails. Both have bargeboards and slightly swept eaves. All the windows have leaded glazing. The N side of the N wing incorporates the main entrance: a shallow lean-to porch towards the rear, the front open and the side with weather-boarding between brick piers and a 3-light casement in the upper half, protecting a board door with a circular glazed panel; and the only window on this side is a 3-light casement, one light of which is within this porch. At the rear of this wing a smaller roof with eaves at the same level forms a bridge to an otherwise detached former wash-house, leaving a wide portal to the back garden. In the middle of this portal is a simple post and rail fence with a central gate. The N side of the wash-house has a 3-light window, the S side has a short projection with a part-glazed door flanked by windows and a hipped and swept roof; and a chimney stack to the W side of the wash-house breaks through the main roof-ridge. The rear of the main range is now covered by a modern lean-to with a corrugated sheet roof.


In the N wing is a sitting room with an inglenook fireplace.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its inventive use of vernacular-revival style (comparable in quality with Swiss Cottage and Nos 1-4 Cottage Homes in Rockfield), attactively adapted to the nature of the site; and one of an important series of buildings associated with the Hendre estate.

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