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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.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cwm Farmhouse
    Approximately 3 km N of Llanvetherine, on W side of the minor road which runs NW from Old Court.
  • II Barn at Cwm farm
    Cwm Farm is on W side of lane about 300m N of Old Court.
  • II Barn at Old Court
    Approximately 1km S of Llangattock Lingoed on the W side of the minor road to Llanvetherine. The barn lies some 40m SW of the house at Old Court.
  • II* Old Court including Former Cider House, Granary and Stable Range
    Approximately 1km S of Llangattock Lingoed on the W side of the minor road which runs SW towards Llanvetherine.
  • II Cross in St Cadoc's Churchyard
    In a gently sloping churchyard, in centre of Llangattock Lingoed. The cross lies 10m SE of the porch of St Cadoc's Church.
  • I Church of St Cadoc
    In a sloping churchyard, in the centre of Llangattock Lingoed.
  • II Old Forge House
    S of the minor road junction, some 300m NE of Llangattock Lingoed Church.
  • II The Hendre Farmhouse
    Approximately 1km NW of Llangattock Lingoed, at the end of a long farm track that runs S off the minor road from Cefn Campstone to Llangattock Lingoed.

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