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Crossways Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr), Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8749 / 51°52'29"N

Longitude: -2.9845 / 2°59'4"W

OS Eastings: 332320

OS Northings: 220051

OS Grid: SO323200

Mapcode National: GBR F7.S0B6

Mapcode Global: VH791.742J

Entry Name: Crossways Cottage

Listing Date: 27 October 2008

Last Amended: 27 October 2008

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87575

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 0.75km approx. S of village, between modern A465 and old road from the village at Crossways, on eastern side of modern road. The cottages formerly occupied a triangle of land at a junction of original

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Crossways

Community: Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr)

Community: Crucorney

Locality: Llanfihangel Crucorney

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Built as a pair of cottages, probably c1830-40, with the pavilion wing added later in the century. The cottages are shown on the Tithe Map of 1842, when they were owned by the Earl of Abergavenny.


Pair of cottages. Sandstone rubble with some slight timber framing, slate roofs. The group comprises one cottage parallel to the road with curious pavilion wing added at its left hand corner, and a second cottage at right-angles to the right. Two-storeyed throughout, the left-hand cottage is a 2-unit plan with gable end stacks, that to right larger and raised in later C19 brickwork; central boarded doorway flanked by small 2-light casement windows with flat-arched stone heads. Smaller windows to first floor have lattice glazing. Lean-to extension to rear. Pavilion wing is square in plan, and has stone-flagged roof; timber-framed with corner posts above stone plinth and slight decorative bracing applied to stone panel between the storeys; rendered panels to either side of windows, which are 3-light lattice-glazed casements in the front elevation; single light to inner return. Left-hand return has paired windows to first floor, unusually divided into three horizontally. Right-hand cottage has single stack on front gable, with doorway to its right. Single window on each floor on inner return. Small lean-to at rear has slight timber framing.


Left-hand cottage has two-room plan, with additional accommodation in pavillion wing: this has ornately carved corner posts to ground floor, dado panelling to first floor, and boarded roof. Right-hand cottage is a tiny single-room plan and small scullery accommodated in rear lean-to.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a pair of cottages retaining good vernacular character - survivals of small rural dwellings. The group is also notable for the remarkable pavilion wing - a striking example of picturesque architecture which forms a most unusual addition to a simple pair of cottages.

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