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Hall Monument

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanover, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7791 / 51°46'44"N

Longitude: -2.9905 / 2°59'25"W

OS Eastings: 331763

OS Northings: 209398

OS Grid: SO317093

Mapcode National: GBR F6.Z4TV

Mapcode Global: VH79F.3KX0

Entry Name: Hall Monument

Listing Date: 9 December 2005

Last Amended: 9 December 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87159

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Set within the Hall monument enclosure against the churchyard wall to the south-west of the church.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Llanover (Llanofer)

Community: Llanover

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

c1870, probably soon after Sir Benjamin Hall's death in 1868, and said to be to his own design. Unaltered since apart from the addition of the seat (qv). Sir Benjamin Hall was responsible for building up the Llanover estate in the early/mid C19 and is remembered in the name of the bell in St. Stephen's Tower at the Palace of Westminister.

Exterior

Built of Forest of Dean sandstone and oak, with wrought iron railings. A large enclosure of spear-head railings is against the west wall of the churchyard. The railings are tall, about 1.6m, with vases on the main stanchions and four panels to each side. There are double gates on both north and south sides. The enclosure contains a very large sarcophagus in the form of a table tomb of gothic design which stands on a stone plinth. The tomb is 3 x 1 bays and is about 2m in height. The east end carries a large and well carved achievement of the Llanover arms inscribed above 'LANOVER ABERCARN' The long sides have quatrefoil panels with a central coat-of-arms and flanking inscriptions. The west end has an oak door carved with a quatrefoil containing a coat-of-arms. All three sides have partly failed inscriptions in Welsh and English. Moulded cornice and a ridge down the centre of the top.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a fine monument to an important local landowner and notable Victorian politician. It also has strong group value with the adjoining church.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Seat at Hall Monument
    Set within the Hall monument enclosure and against the churchyard wall to the south-west of the church.
  • II Cross in Churchyard of Church of St. Bartholomew
    On the south side of the church.
  • II* Church of St. Bartholomew
    About 1200m north of Llanover village by the River Usk and on the west side of the minor road from Llanellen to Llanfair Kilgeddin.
  • II The Old Schoolhouse
    About 500m south of the Church of St. Bartholomew on the east side of the road from Llanellen to Llanfair Kilgeddin.
  • II The Old School
    About 500m south of the Church of St. Bartholomew on the east side of the road from Llanellen to Llanfair Kilgeddin. The Old School is set back from the road beyond the Old School House.
  • II The Old Rectory
    About 400m north of the Church of St. Bartholomew on the west side of the road from Llanellen to Llanfair Kilgeddin.
  • II Old Stable Block (ruin) at Llanover Park
    In the centre of Llanover Park on the east side of the A4052 and approached via Porth-y-pentre.
  • II Fro Fawr
    About 800 metres ESE of Llanover Church.

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