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Garden House at The Argoed

A Grade II Listed Building in Trellech United, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.7729 / 51°46'22"N

Longitude: -2.6928 / 2°41'34"W

OS Eastings: 352294

OS Northings: 208473

OS Grid: SO522084

Mapcode National: GBR FM.ZDPH

Mapcode Global: VH871.8PSR

Entry Name: Garden House at The Argoed

Listing Date: 28 February 2001

Last Amended: 28 February 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24949

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set on the garden wall on the north side of the lawn about 50m north east of The Argoed.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

Community: Trellech United (Tryleg Unedig)

Community: Trellech United

Locality: Penallt (Pentwyn)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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The Argoed was built in the late C16 and remodelled in the early C17 by the Probert family. It was greatly enlarged after 1865 by Richard Potter, retired Chairman of The Great Western Railway, and much of the character of both the house and the stable block are due to him. He was responsible for restoring and improving the fine gardens and grounds, and will have built this garden house as a part of these improvements. It evidently reuses architectural detail from the C16/C17 house as the stable block does.


The building is constructed of squared red sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings and a roof with stone slates on the lower courses and pantiles above. It is of two storeys built into and on the garden wall. The ground floor has an arched alcove supporting the steps to the house above. This is square in plan and has a plain doorway with dressed jambs which rises to the eaves. Plain 2-light mullioned window on left gable wall with a carved apron, this appears to reuse at least some c1600 stonework. Plain gabled roof with base of cross on gable. Rear elevation not seen.


Interior not available for inspection at resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a garden building in the important Victorian landscape at The Argoed and having group value with the house.

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