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Latitude: 51.7617 / 51°45'42"N
Longitude: -3.0362 / 3°2'10"W
OS Eastings: 328585
OS Northings: 207513
OS Grid: SO285075
Mapcode National: GBR J4.0702
Mapcode Global: VH79D.BZ8B
Entry Name: Hendre-glyn
Listing Date: 9 December 2005
Last Amended: 9 December 2005
Source ID: 87160
Building Class: Domestic
Location: About 2.5km from Llanover village up a dead-end road in the far south-west of the Community, reached by a track beyond the Goose and Cuckoo PH.
Community: Llanover (Llanofer)
Locality: Upper Llanover
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
Late C16 two unit end entry house given a cross-passage and third room in the first half of the C17. The siting of the building might suggest that it was originally a longhouse with the cowhouse at the lower end, but the smart ceiling in the sitting room indicates a pretty complete rebuild if so. Single storey wing added to yard side and another small extension, probably both late C20. Late C20 re-windowing but the internal planning and detail has been little altered.
The house is built of sandstone rubble, but it is completely painted over, natural slate roofs. Single depth cross-passage plan. Single storey and attic.
Yard elevation: This is in three visual bays, but they correspond only roughly with the planning of the house. The left hand end is covered by the projecting wing which has a door in the gable end and three modern windows on the long wall. The central bay is covered entirely by a very shallow modern extension, which has two windows and the front door to the right. The right hand bay has a modern top opening light under an oak lintel. Steeply pitched roof with three small probably C20 gabled dormers with top opening lights; two stone stacks one in the centre backing onto the cross-passage.
Rear elevation: On the left the wall is blind, then a 2-light casement under a timber lintel which has been fitted into the cross-passage doorway, then a tiny window and in the original house a modern wide patio door and another casement window. There is a rooflight above the door.
The cross-passage is entered through the old doorway inside the modern extension. It has plastered walls with a window in the end wall. On the left is the original front doorway in a chamfered ashlar frame (Fox and Raglan) now plastered over. The living room has four deep crossbeams with chamfers and bar and run-out (Wern-hir) stops. The far wall retains its fine oak post-and-panel screen including doorway with 4-centred head, but the door has been replaced; stone spiral firestair which forks at the top, the inner room remains as a small study. The added parlour has a 4 x 3 compartmented ceiling stopped and chamfered in each direction; partly reconstructed stone fireplace with chamfered jambs. The upper floor has cruck/principals of different types over the two parts of the house, the later ones of lighter scantling; oak doorframe and plank door at stair head.
Included for its special interest as a C16 and C17 farmhouse of local type which, despite alteration, retains vernacular character and some good interior detail.
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