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The Great House

A Grade II Listed Building in Mitchel Troy, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7794 / 51°46'45"N

Longitude: -2.7367 / 2°44'11"W

OS Eastings: 349274

OS Northings: 209224

OS Grid: SO492092

Mapcode National: GBR FK.Z1SN

Mapcode Global: VH870.JJ3S

Entry Name: The Great House

Listing Date: 27 September 2001

Last Amended: 27 September 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25770

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On an elevated site about 1.2km S of the church of St Michael, on the E side of a lane which runs N-S through Mitchel Troy Common.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

Community: Mitchel Troy (Llanfihangel Troddi)

Community: Mitchel Troy

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Probably mid to later C18; slightly altered in the C19.

Exterior

A strikingly tall and austerely simple house, built of coursed rubble with quoins, a hipped slate roof, and extruded end-wall chimneys rendered above eaves level. It has a rectangular single-depth plan (modified by later additions to the rear); and a 3-storeyed, 3-window N elevation which was originally strictly symmetrical. Approached by a long flight of steps up through the front garden, the central doorway, protected by a pitched wooden canopy on brackets, has a simple wooden doorcase and a door with semicircular-headed Gothick-style glazing with intersecting Y-tracery. To the left at ground floor is a Victorian canted bay window with 4-pane sashed glazing and a hipped roof; to the right, a large 4-pane sash with red brick flat-arched head. The 1st floor has 3 smaller sashes which are similar to this except that the middle one is distinguished by a small relieving arch of brick; and the top floor has 3 disproportionately small square 1-light 4-pane casements immediately beneath the eaves. Attached to the W end wall is now a C20 conservatory; and at the rear of the W half is a 2-storey service wing (added in the C19 and subsequently enlarged twice).

Interior

In the SW corner of the E ground-floor room is a fine Georgian coved china cupboard, the lower half with fielded-panel doors and the upper with with 3 shaped shelves and a classical architrave including a fluted keystone and dentilled cornice at ceiling level. This and other rooms have fireplaces with eared architraves. At the rear of the entrance hall is an open-well staircase with closed string, turned newels and balusters, and a moulded handrail ramped at the landing.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a simple Georgian design, with some original internal features of a quality denoting middle-class status and taste.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Lydart House
    On high ground about 1.1km SE of Mitchel Troy church, at the W end of its own straight drive off the NW side of the B4293.
  • II Church Farmhouse, Barn to W
    About 150m SW of the church of St Michael and 10m W of Church Farmhouse, set back on the S side of the old road between Monmouth and Raglan, in the E angle of the minor road running S to Mitchel Troy
  • II Church Farmhouse
    In the centre of the village, about 150m SW of the church of St Michael, set back on the S side of the old road between Monmouth and Raglan, in the E angle of the minor road running S to Mitchel Troy
  • II Lychgate to Church of St Michael
    In the centre of Mitchel Troy village.
  • II Cross in St Michael's Churchyard
    In the centre of Mitchel Troy village, on the N side of the old road from Monmouth to Raglan
  • II* Church of St Michael
    In the centre of Mitchel Troy village, on the N side of the old road from Monmouth to Raglan.
  • II Lydart Farmhouse
    On high ground about 1.1km SE of Mitchel Troy church, at the end of a short farm track off the NW side of the B4293. An older road, now reduced to a track, passes immediately W of the house (now the r
  • II Glanau Farm
    A little over 5km SSW of Monmouth, in an elevated position on the W facing slope of hills overlooking Cwmcarvan; reached by a track which runs S past High Glanau and then angles back sharply northward

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