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Latitude: 51.6314 / 51°37'53"N
Longitude: -2.9949 / 2°59'41"W
OS Eastings: 331237
OS Northings: 192982
OS Grid: ST312929
Mapcode National: GBR J5.8KD9
Mapcode Global: VH7B6.18L5
Entry Name: The Cottage and attached walls of walled garden at Llantarnam Abbey
Listing Date: 30 September 2003
Last Amended: 30 September 2003
Source ID: 81872
Location: Situated on the NE side of Llantarnam Abbey, the cottage is on the SE corner of the walled garden.
Locality: Llantarnam Abbey
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
Walled garden to Llantarnam Abbey, possibly predating the 1834-6 rebuilding of the house for R.J. Blewitt. The wall extends on 3 sides, the fourth W side being the rear of the stable court. On the E end of the S wall is attached an earlier to mid C19 gardener's cottage in picturesque Tudor style. There is said to be a statue of a praying monk or hermit in the SW corner, possibly C19, moved from a grotto W of the house.
Walled garden with attached cottage. Garden walls enclose a rough parallelogram and are high, rubble stone with stone coping, curved at NE corner. Lean-to outbuilding along outside of N side, of rubble stone and brick, infilled between timber posts of original 9-bay open front. An internal wall divides walled garden into two, brick-faced to S.
Cottage is painted rendered with quoins, slate deep-eaved roof and windows in double-chamfered plain reveals. Gables have little hips at apex and outsize scrolled bargeboards in 'cottage' style. One and a half storeys, T-plan with gables to W, S and E, hipped open porch in SW angle with square pier, matched by hipped section in SE angle, infilled in C20. Windows are C20 leaded in rectangular chamfered surrounds. W gable has one single-light window above, two below, S return within porch has 2-light to ground floor. S gable is narrower with 2-light window over recessed Tudor door in square frame that suggests alteration or removal of doorcase or porch. E gable does not have the apex hip, 2-light window with hoodmould to first floor and canted bay to ground floor of 1-2-1 lights with slate roof. Single-storey rear wing to N with E 3-light window and lean-to against walled garden E wall.
Included as an extensive walled garden with earlier C19 picturesque cottage, part of the setting of Llantarnam Abbey.
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