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Cider House at Cwm Farm

A Grade II* Listed Building in Grosmont, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8723 / 51°52'20"N

Longitude: -2.9307 / 2°55'50"W

OS Eastings: 336018

OS Northings: 219710

OS Grid: SO360197

Mapcode National: GBR F9.S7MX

Mapcode Global: VH792.560K

Entry Name: Cider House at Cwm Farm

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 24 April 2008

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24187

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Approximately 3 km N of Llanvetherine, on W side of the minor road which runs NW from Old Court. The cider house is located at the back of Cwm farmhouse, separated from the house by a narrow alleyway.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)

Community: Grosmont

Locality: Llanvetherine

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

This building is a great rarity, a purpose-built cider house dated 1754 which survives largely unaltered. The cider house was built nine years after Cwm farmhouse, probably by William Watkins.

Exterior

C18 cider house. Rubble stone with corrugated roof. Symmetrical, two storey front. First floor has central datestone inscribed


M Y I
17 54
W W

On each side are C18 2-light wooden mullions with stanchions to each light. Ground floor has central entrance doorway with segmental arch of stone voussoirs and plank and batten door with strap hinges. Flanking doorway on each side are C18 windows with 3 3 3 pane fixed lights, under similar segmental arched heads. SE gable has stone steps to doorway of upper loft, and (to right) square window opening.

Interior

Ground floor has rare C18 cider fittings which survive in situ including: cider mill with drive shaft, circular stone trough, and stone mill wheel. Also cider press with big spiral-turned wooden screw. On first floor is apple loft; set into loft floor are angled stone slabs which form chute to lower mill.

Reasons for Listing

Graded at II* as an exceptionally rare dated cider house of 1754 with fittings in situ. Group value with farmhouse and barn at Cwm Farm.

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