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4 The Bungalows

A Grade II Listed Building in Abersychan, Torfaen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7403 / 51°44'25"N

Longitude: -3.0816 / 3°4'53"W

OS Eastings: 325412

OS Northings: 205175

OS Grid: SO254051

Mapcode National: GBR J2.1FLJ

Mapcode Global: VH79K.JJQ7

Entry Name: 4 The Bungalows

Listing Date: 28 July 1997

Last Amended: 28 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18594

Building Class: Industrial

Location: In Varteg Waste about 1000m west of Varteg and approached by a road off New Road.

County: Torfaen

Town: Pontypool

Community: Abersychan

Community: Abersychan

Locality: Varteg

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

A row of cottages converted from a mine building perhaps the carpenter's shop of Lower Varteg Colliery. The building probably dates from the mid C19 and was converted when the mine was closed in the C20. They are a very unusual example of the re-use of an existing mine building in such a way as to preserve its historic character.

Exterior

Painted rubble stone with concrete tile roofs replicating stone tiles. Single storey row of four double fronted double depth cottages, which have paired bathroom extensions added in the C20. Eight over eight sashes in elliptical heads flank a doorway with partially glazed C20 door with small elliptically headed light over. Paired rendered stacks. No 4 has an additional C20 stove stack on the front slope. Each house at the rear has two more eight over eight sashes and a paired gabled bathroom extension.

Interior

Interiors not inspected at the time of resurvey (January 1997).

Reasons for Listing

Included as a very unusual example of the re-use of an existing mine building in such a way as to preserve its historic character through a conversion to housing.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II 3 The Bungalows
    In Varteg Waste about 1000m west of Varteg and approached by a road off New Road.
  • II 2 The Bungalows
    In Varteg Waste about 1000m west of Varteg and approached by a road off New Road.
  • II 1 The Bungalows
    In Varteg Waste about 1000m west of Varteg and approached by a road off New Road.
  • II Garndiffaith Railway Viaduct
    Approximately 250m east of the B4246. Spanning the steep sided valley of the river Ffrwd between the northern part of Talywain and the southern part of Garndiffaith.
  • II Former colliery engine house at ETM Steel Fabrication
    On the south-east side of the Varteg to Llanhilleth mountain road at The British. The engine house backs onto the road and faces the yard behind.
  • II Church of St Thomas
    In the centre of Talywain standing in an extensive rectangular rubble walled churchyard.
  • II Former Goods Shed of Abersychan and Talywain Station
    To the west of Talywain village, high on the embankment above The British and about 300m north of the Big Arch.
  • II The Dog Stone
    High up on Mynydd Varteg Fawr, 200m SE from the summit and just to the S of a large mound of stones.

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