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Former Farmhouse at White House Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantilio Crossenny, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8118 / 51°48'42"N

Longitude: -2.8474 / 2°50'50"W

OS Eastings: 341677

OS Northings: 212913

OS Grid: SO416129

Mapcode National: GBR FD.X4B3

Mapcode Global: VH799.LQKF

Entry Name: Former Farmhouse at White House Farm

Listing Date: 27 October 2000

Last Amended: 27 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24319

Location: Approximately 3km SE of Llantilio Crossenny village, at the end of a short farm track that runs E off the minor road to Pen-yr-heol.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Raglan

Community: Llantilio Crossenny (Llandeilo Gresynni)

Community: Llantilio Crossenny

Locality: Penrhos

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Mid C18 two-unit farmhouse, to which a single-storey rear outshut was added, probably in late C18, creating the present double-depth four unit plan. At the time of resurvey the house had been unoccupied for some years, but was in good general condition.

Exterior

Front and side elevations rendered, rear elevation rubble stone; slate roof with tile ridge. Projecting end- stacks have rendered bases and tiled offsets at verge, and brick flues with three oversailing courses at cap. Two-storey SE front is symmetrical with central entrance. C18 2-light windows have centre wooden mullions. On left of mullion are opening casements with iron frames, on right are fixed windows with horizontal zinc glazing bars. First floor has three windows. A fixed 3 3 pane window (centre) is flanked by 2-light mullions which each have a 2-pane casement and a 3-pane fixed window. Ground floor (to left and right) has corresponding but taller 2-light windows, with 2-pane casements and 4-pane fixed windows. Open porch (centre) has gabled slate roof supported at angle by timber posts (one missing), and boarded door. To rear, roof sweeps lower to form outshut. On first floor under the eaves are (l to r), a C19 2 2 pane casement and an C18 2-light casement with small rectangular leaded panes. Ground floor has a 1 1 pane casement with timber lintel, next a C20 single-storey brick porch with monopitch asbestos roof and metal windows, and then a 2 2 casement. Attached to NE gable of house is a single storey gabled stone outbuilding with slate roof. The front comprises a two bay open-fronted pigsty with cobbled floor and centre stone partition, and the back a brewhouse which has an entrance doorway with boarded half doors (right) and a 2-light window with 2 fixed panes metal ventilation grille (left).

Interior

Entry into stair lobby. Ahead is straight stair which separates former kitchen with quarry tile floor (to left) from small parlour (to right). Windows have chamfered centre mullions, and turnbuckle catches and looped handles. Rear dairy has stone slab supported on brick piers. In back kitchen (to right of fireplace) is a bread oven with small boarded door. First floor bedrooms have boarded doors and similar turnbuckle catches and looped handles to windows. Roof space not accessible.

Reasons for Listing

Unaltered small C18 farmhouse with well-preserved exterior detail, including rare original fenestration. Part of farmstead group.

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