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The Old Dispensary, Monmouth

Description: The Old Dispensary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 June 1952
Cadw Building ID: 2327

OS Grid Coordinates: 351101, 212940
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8125, -2.7094

Location: Monmouth, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom NP25 3DN

Locality: Monmouth
County: Monmouthshire
Country: Wales
Postcode: NP25 3DN

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Listing Text

Location
Prominently sited within the main group of historic buildings on the east side of Monmouth and about 300m east of the town square.

History
Mid C18 with early C19 alterations; externally unaltered since then. It became the Monmouth Dispensary in 1857 and was later the town hospital (1868, Kelly's) until that moved to Hereford Road (qv) in 1903.

Interior
Interior not available for inspection at resurvey, but it is said to have retained C18 panelling in the front room to right of the entrance. The staircase has an C18 balustrade reused on a more modern flight of steps.

Exterior
Stucco fronted and painted with cill bands and a Welsh slate roof. Double depth central entrance house. Three storeys, five windows. Central doorcase with broken pediment, and three-quarter fluted Doric columns, 6-panel door with radiating bar fanlight. The windows are early C19 sashes with some original glass, 6 over 6 panes, 3 over 6 on the upper floor. Modillion cornice, hipped roof with spike finials on the corners and large brick stacks on either wall.
Rear elevation not seen.

Reason for Listing
Included for its special architectural interest as a mid C18 building of definite character near Monmouth town centre.

References
Andrew Helme (ed), Monmouth and the River Wye in Old Photographs, Alan Sutton, 1989.
Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire, 1884.
John Newman, The Buildings of Wales, Gwent/Monmouthshire, Penguin, 2000, p 408.
Keith Kissack, Monmouth and its Buildings, Logaston Press, 2003, p 104.

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:
Prominently sited within the main group of historic buildings on the east side of Monmouth and about 300m east of the town square.

Source: Cadw

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




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