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Llansantffraid Court Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanover, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.7867 / 51°47'12"N

Longitude: -2.934 / 2°56'2"W

OS Eastings: 335674

OS Northings: 210192

OS Grid: SO356101

Mapcode National: GBR F9.YLVM

Mapcode Global: VH79G.3C95

Entry Name: Llansantffraid Court Hotel

Listing Date: 9 December 2005

Last Amended: 9 December 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87167

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the eastern boundary of the Community about 400m north of the A40 and approached off the Raglan road up the hotel drive to the north of Aberffrwd Bridge.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Llanover (Llanofer)

Community: Llanover

Locality: Llansantffraid

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Built 1912 (dated) and designed by Fairfax B Wade and C Frankis for J Herbert. The design was probably based on Edwin Lutyens' Monkton House at West Dean in Sussex. The house appears to have been very little altered externally.


Built of red brick with vitrified headers, raised quoins and some decorative tile work, tile roof with brick stacks. Compact country house built in the Wrenaissance style of Lutyens, Reginald Blomfield and Herbert Baker. Double depth plan with spine corridor, seven bays by four and with the roof hipped in both directions. Two storeys and attics.
North (entrance) front. This has a recessed centre, so 2 3 1 bays. Tuscan porch with paired columns, probably an alteration flanked by arched windows with raised brick voussoirs. All other windows are large small-paned mullion-and-transom panes. Coved cornice to the recessed centre. Steeply pitched roof with five gabled dormers with 2-light casements. Large stack visible behind the centre of the ridge. Lower atone wing attached on the left, also an addition.
West front. Four window front dominated by a modern double perron stair in a Lutyenesque manner. This rises to the central first floor windows and is flanked by two very large and tall externally expressed stacks. The stairs have turned stone balusters and a moulded stone handrail. The left flight has an arched door beneath the landing and the right one goes into the end of the south front arcade. The first floor has the windows separated by the chimneys thus, W : C : W : W : C : W, and the dormers above likewise. Roof hipped overall with the chimneys rising above the ridge.
South (garden) front. This has seven bays with the centre three set forward. Three tall French casements with small panes and arched heads; all others are mullion-and -transom ones as before. Coved cornice over the central three bays, five dormers as before.


The interior has an arched stone paved hall with steps rising to a vaulted spine corridor. The central drawing room has a late C18 marble chimneypiece reused from the previous house on the site. Other rooms not seen at resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a country house (now Hotel) designed by Fairfax Wade for the local Herbert family in a Home Counties style unusual to Wales.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Church of St. Bride
    On the eastern boundary of the Community about 200m north of the A40 and approached off the Raglan road up the hotel drive to the north of Aberffrwd Bridge.
  • II Cross in Churchyard of Church of St. Bride
    On the south side of the church.
  • II* Pwllyrhwyad
    Situated on W side of road about 1km S of Coed Morgan Farm.
  • II Pwll-yr-hwad
    On the eastern boundary of the Community on the road south from Coed Morgan towards Llanfihangel Gobion.
  • II Glan-y-nant
    About 1km north of the A40 on the east side of the minor road from Llanddewi Rhydderch to Llanfair Gobion.
  • II Manor House (or Gobion Manor)
    In the village centre off the east side of the B4598.
  • II* Little Pitt Cottage
    Situated on N side of road from Llanarth to old A40 about 300m W of The Pitt village.
  • II Pit House
    Situated down drive running N off Llanarth to Abergavenny road some 100m W of the turning into Pitt village.

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