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Latitude: 51.8786 / 51°52'42"N
Longitude: -2.7912 / 2°47'28"W
OS Eastings: 345634
OS Northings: 220297
OS Grid: SO456202
Mapcode National: GBR FH.RS9B
Mapcode Global: VH794.K1SQ
Entry Name: The Old Shop
Listing Date: 19 March 2001
Last Amended: 19 March 2001
Source ID: 25045
Building Class: Domestic
Location: In the centre of Skenfrith village, approximately 50m SE of the Church of St Bridget, with Skenfrith Castle to the front and the church to the rear.
Community: Llangattock-Vibon-Avel (Llangatwg Feibion Afel)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
Probably earlier C18 in origin, a small village house, to which a shop was added in the C19. Now entirely a private dwelling.
A neat rubble-built small house of C18 proportions standing at right-angles to the road with its back towards the church. Walls of roughly-coursed small random rubble (the left gable rendered), roof of small brown clay tiles. It has a double-depth 2-unit plan on an NE-SW axis facing SE, with a large lean-to extension to its SW gable (facing the road), a smaller lean-to at at the other gable, and a rear wing to the E bay. The 2-storey, 2-window facade has a plain square-headed doorway offset slightly left of centre, with a 4-panel door, a small oblong 3-light casement to the right, a small square 2-light casement to the left and two similar 2-light casements at 1st floor, vertically-aligned above the ground-floor windows. All these windows have small-paned glazing, and they appear disproportionately small and widely-spaced in relation to the width of the facade. There is a gable chimney at each end of the roof. The lean-to facing the street, formerly a shop, has a doorway flanked by a pair of large fixed windows, and a hipped tiled roof. The small lean-to at the other end has a doorway with a 4-panel door.The rear of the E bay has a casement window at ground floor, small fixed window next to the junction with the wing, and 2 casements above. The rear wing has one casement window on each floor and a C20 garage doorway to the N of these.
Included for its intrinsic vernacular quality and for its group value in relation to the church, the castle and the house called Sarn on the opposite side of the road.
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