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Garden Wall and Arch at entrance to Ty-Cooke

A Grade II Listed Building in Goetre Fawr, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.7419 / 51°44'30"N

Longitude: -3.0013 / 3°0'4"W

OS Eastings: 330961

OS Northings: 205274

OS Grid: SO309052

Mapcode National: GBR J5.1HRF

Mapcode Global: VH79L.XHP0

Entry Name: Garden Wall and Arch at entrance to Ty-Cooke

Listing Date: 18 July 2001

Last Amended: 18 July 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25568

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the east side of Ty-Cooke Farmhouse stretching from the road to the house.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Pontypool

Community: Goetre Fawr

Community: Goetre Fawr

Locality: Goetre

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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A garden wall which is probably early C17 in origin, but the entrance arch to the courtyard, though C17 in character, is probably rebuilt.


The wall is constructed of carefully squared and snecked sandstone blocks. L-shaped wall enclosing the orchard of Ty-Cooke. It stretches about 25m along the road and about 50m up the entrance lane to Ty-Cooke having turned a right-angle at the former gatehouse. It then turns another right-angle and continues as a narrow gabled archway with a dovehouse in the gable. This arch gives access to the cobbled yard between the two listed houses at Ty-Cooke. The wall is about 3m high while the corner turret rises to about 4m. This is square and has beeen truncated. There is a blocked apparently C17 doorway with a dripmould over on the ground floor. Above this the wall has been rebuilt and capped off with coping stones. The interior face was not seen. This turret was possibly a gazebo from which the first floor has been removed.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an ancillary structure to an important early C18 farmhouse and as a part of an important farm group.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Ty-Cooke Farmhouse
    About 2000m north of Mamhilad village in the direction of Llanover.
  • II Former Farmhouse about 20m to the north of Ty-Cooke Farmhouse
    Immediately north of Ty-Cooke Farnmhouse across the entrance yard.
  • II Bridge No. 73
    Carrying the footpath going east from Park-y-brain Lane over the canal.
  • II Bridge No. 72
    Carrying Park-y-brain Lane over the canal.
  • II Bridge No. 71
    Carrying the access track for Park-y-brain House Farm over the canal.
  • II Bridge No. 74
    Carrying Saron Road over the canal.
  • II Pen-y-Stair
    About 2km W of Goetre on rising ground at head of lane on edge of woodland.
  • II Saron Baptist Church
    The chapel lies in a gated burial ground partly enclosed by iron railings, approximately 500m w of the A4042 between Llanover and Penperlleni, on a minor road leading south west to Mamhilad.

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