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Oak House

A Grade II Listed Building in Clydach, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8104 / 51°48'37"N

Longitude: -3.1243 / 3°7'27"W

OS Eastings: 322585

OS Northings: 213021

OS Grid: SO225130

Mapcode National: GBR F1.X1NG

Mapcode Global: VH6CP.SRNH

Entry Name: Oak House

Listing Date: 27 July 2000

Last Amended: 30 July 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23811

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on the E side of Cheltenham village, at junction with Rhonos Road.

County: Monmouthshire

Community: Llanelly (Llanelli)

Community: Llanelly

Locality: Cheltenham

Built-Up Area: Clydach

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

Early C19, shown on 1847 Tithe Map as owned by the Duke of Beaufort, and occupied by William Hiley and others. The house and surrounding houses are collectively named on the apportionment as cottages, but the unusual depth and scale of the house may suggest original commercial functions in connection with the Clydach Ironworks. The style suggests a date of c1840, built alongside the turnpike road of 1812-13 that now forms Main Road. The building was once a public house with attached dwelling. The right-hand section is, perhaps, a little later in date.

Exterior

Two-storey building with 6 window front. Rubble (left hand section whitewashed). Very broad hipped slate roof (rear slope artificial slates). Tall brick chimney to each end. Left hand section of 3 windows with flat heads with cut stone voussoirs, and shallow stone sills. Central doorway to this section (once broader) with boarded door. Windows in this section are 16-pane hornless sashes (but ground floor window to R is covered over).

Right hand section of 3 windows, also with flat heads and stone voussoirs, but generally deeper sills. Modern glazing; former doorway to centre on ground floor. Right hand return with doorway, and extension towards rear. Rear of property (formerly built into steep bank) under renovation at time of inspection.

Interior

Right hand section largely modernised, but retains 6-panelled doors. Left hand section semi-derelict. Two rooms with wooden stairs to rear, partly removed partition to R with 6-panelled door, C19 fireplace in room to L.

Reasons for Listing

Listed, despite condition, as unusually substantial early C19 building retaining its overall character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Clydach Wesleyan Chapel including Sunday School and railed forecourt
    Located in centre of small roadside village, on S side of road, above A465 (Heads of the Valleys Road).
  • II Tramroad Bridge over Sychnant River
    Bridge carries public footpath over river Sychnant, which follows line of tramroad incline between Dan-y-coed and the former quarries at Darrenfelen. Approximately 2 km SW of Clydach.
  • II* Smart’s Bridge
    Bridge is located over River Clydach forming entry to remains of Clydach Ironworks, reached off S side of road leading to Ynys-y-garth.
  • II Pantglas Bridge
    Bridge is located over River Clydach carrying no-through road to remains of Clydach Ironworks, and Ynys-y-garth.
  • II Three Arch Viaduct of former Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny Railway
    Located some 0.5km SW of Clydach village, over steep gorge off SE side of Darrenfelen-Clydach by-road.
  • II Limekilns at Llanelly Limeworks
    Former quarry located approximately 1 km NE of Darrenfelen, alongside by-road between Clydach and Darrenfelen. Quarry is entered via tunnels underneath small railway viaduct, and kiln is located on th
  • II Nant Dyar Railway Viaduct
    Located some I km SW of Clydach village. Viaduct carries public footpath leading from Clydach - Waunllapria by-road, past former railway station.
  • II Limekilns at Clydach Limeworks
    Clydach Limeworks (disused) are located some 250 metres SE of Clydach village. Limekilns stand on W side of quarry, prominently sited approximately 20m E of the Nant Dyar Viaduct.

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