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Garden House at Llanvihangel Court, Crucorney

Description: Garden House at Llanvihangel Court

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 September 1956
Cadw Building ID: 1945

OS Grid Coordinates: 332888, 220384
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8775, -2.9750

Location: Crucorney, Monmouthshire, Monmouthshire NP7 8DH

Locality: Crucorney
County: Monmouthshire
Country: Wales
Postcode: NP7 8DH

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Listing Text

Location
About 100m south east of Llanvihangel Court.

History
This building was listed as a 'Guardhouse' but it was evidently a summer house/ garden house which stood at the corner of a walled formal garden. The c1680 painting in the house shows it in situ with a pair to the north and a third one at the corner of the eastern terrace. It was probably built in the early C17, fairly soon after the 1599 rebuilding of the house.

Interior
The interior is plain with a brick bench under the slit window. Wooden floor to the room above with trap. Roof structure with cross frame and central post.

Exterior
Stone rubble base about 1m in height with red brick in Flemish bond above, eight sided roof with overhanging eaves in stone tiles, rising to a point which has a wooden finial with a ball at the top. The circular drum is supported by three raking stone buttresses which have been added at some time, but the way they are separating from the building suggests that they are unnecessary. Plain doorway with 4 + 4 casement above. Window at rear, unglazed with four vertical openings. There is also a slit window in the brickwork.

Reason for Listing
Included at grade II* as a rare example of a brick garden house of the early C17 which has strong group value with all the historic buildings at Llanvihangel Court.

References
c1680 painting of Llanvihangel Court in the house.
Cadw, Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, Gwent.

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Notes:
About 100m south east of Llanvihangel Court.

Source: Cadw

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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