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Chapel Cottages No 1

A Grade II Listed Building in Govilon, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8176 / 51°49'3"N

Longitude: -3.0657 / 3°3'56"W

OS Eastings: 326634

OS Northings: 213754

OS Grid: SO266137

Mapcode National: GBR F3.WQ61

Mapcode Global: VH795.TL40

Entry Name: Chapel Cottages No 1

Listing Date: 19 October 1994

Last Amended: 15 March 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14929

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the edge of the burial ground to Llanwenarth Baptist Church and immediately north of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. Set back behind low rubble forecourt walls including dividing wall

County: Monmouthshire

Community: Llanfoist Fawr (Llan-ffwyst Fawr)

Community: Llanfoist Fawr

Locality: Govilon

Built-Up Area: Govilon

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Early to mid C19 terrace of three cottages. Although known as Chapel Cottages they are more likely to be associated with the history of the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal (now known as the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal). This was constructed between 1797 and 1812 and Govilon was an important point on the canal for the local coal and iron industry, as it was the terminus for Bailey's tramroad, opened in 1821, down from Nantyglo Ironworks. It is likely that these are industrial workers cottages dating from this period.

Reasons for Listing

Included as good examples of C19 workers' housing probably associated with the canal and for group value with Llanwenarth Baptist Chapel.

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