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Hardwick Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Chepstow, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.638 / 51°38'16"N

Longitude: -2.6776 / 2°40'39"W

OS Eastings: 353203

OS Northings: 193456

OS Grid: ST532934

Mapcode National: GBR JM.815L

Mapcode Global: VH87T.J3T5

Entry Name: Hardwick Cottage

Listing Date: 12 November 2002

Last Amended: 12 November 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 27117

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the hillside roughly midway between Hardwick Hill at top and Rockwood Road at bottom, surrounded by a large garden.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Chepstow

Community: Chepstow (Cas-gwent)

Community: Chepstow

Built-Up Area: Chepstow

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Possibly associated with Hardwick House later renamed Hardwick Court built 1849, demolished 1900s. Close also to Ashfield House built 1830. Part of the early-mid C19 development of this hillside following the building of Mount Pleasant by the Chepstow Turnpike Trustees leading westwards out of the town. This house believed to have been built for the site-engineer of the Great Western Railway. Subsequently owned by a Mr Callaghan who had a small neighbourhood bank and then by Herbert Griffiths, who built the local department store, until it came to present owners.


Detached house in late Regency lodge/cottage orne style. Roughcast with hipped pitched Welsh slate roof and tall angled paired brick lateral stacks. 2 storeys. Two-window range of small-pane cross-framed casements with decorative trellis surround; ground floor has canted bays with pitched slate roofs and small cross-framed multi-pane casements. Side entrance doorway with margin-glazed door. To rear a smoke-house for fish smoking, a brick vault and frontage to a rock-hewn chamber.


Rooms lead off a wide hall with Bathstone flags with black diamond inlay; open-well staircase and landing with stick balusters and wreathed handrail. Main downstairs fireplaces replaced but bedrooms retain plain classical fireplaces. Doors are all 4-panelled and retain all original fittings. Panelled reveals and shutters; elm floorboards to first floor, flags to ground floor..

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a picturesque, well-preserved C19 building with interesting associations.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ashfield House
    At the top of Mount Pleasant, in the section of the A48 Newport Road known as Hardwick Hill, opposite Lower Hardwick, set in the slope below the main road on a large corner site with Bulwark Road.
  • II Lower Hardwick
    On steeply rising hillside, fronting the main road - Hardwick Hill, adjoining Newport Road, is part of the A48; the whole property is an island site backed by Hardwick Hill Lane.
  • II Gateway at Gwentlands
    Set back from the pavement, at the bottom of the drive.
  • II Forecourt Walls, Railings and Gates of numbers 2-11 Mount Pleasant
    Fronting the gardens to the terrace
  • II Hathaway House
    The top building of the listed hillside terrace of Mount Pleasant which faces out over River Wye.
  • II Front garden gate at Hathaway
    At the front walled garden entrance to the house, stepped up from the pavement.
  • II ,2,Mount Pleasant,Chepstow,Chepstow,GWENT,
    Continuous terrace on the hillside well above and facing out over River Wye, set above and back from the main road. Numbering ascends downhill.
  • II ,3,Mount Pleasant,Chepstow,Chepstow,,
    Continuous terrace on the hillside well above and facing out over River Wye, set above and back from the main road. Numbering ascends downhill.

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