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Keepers Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Goetre Fawr, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7202 / 51°43'12"N

Longitude: -3.0197 / 3°1'11"W

OS Eastings: 329653

OS Northings: 202878

OS Grid: SO296028

Mapcode National: GBR J4.2YYZ

Mapcode Global: VH79S.L1Y3

Entry Name: Keepers Lodge

Listing Date: 18 July 2001

Last Amended: 18 July 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25574

Building Class: Domestic

Location: About 1000m south west of the Church of St. Illtyd set on the hillside above Troed-y-rhiw Farm and approached up a steep drive.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Pontypool

Community: Goetre Fawr

Community: Goetre Fawr

Locality: Mamhilad

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

This is a Pontypool Park Estate lodge dating from c1840 and thus one of the improvements to the estate carried out by Capel Hanbury Leigh who was the estate owner from 1795-1861. That part of the estate in Mamhilad parish was sold in 1926. There have been some extensions and alterations since but the character of the building has been maintained.

Exterior

The house is built of rough red sandstone rubble with some dressed stones, Welsh slate roof; two small sections of the building have been rendered and painted. The original building is L-shaped, part two storey, part single storey and attic, in a picturesque rustic style, with C20 additions at the rear. The entrance front faces east and is in three bays. The left hand bay is gabled with the upper floor slightly projecting on stone corbels. Three-light timber mullion-and-transom window to each floor. In the centre is a projecting two storey porch with a 4-centred arch and a small slit window in the left return, plank door. Above in the gable is a replacement 2 x 2 pane casement. To the right is a 3-light casement, each light with two panes, 2 x 2 pane casement in a modern dormer above, gable end stack. The south elevation has a two storey bay, 4-light window below under a tented verandah supported on one timber post with lateral brackets. Above the bay is rendered with vertical timber posts and a small 2 x 2 casement in a gable. Gable stack to left. The west gable has the upper floor corbelled as before, 2-light casement. The rear wall has been altered and there is a small additional wing with a rooflight.

Interior

Interior not available for inspection at resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as one of the interesting 'picturesque' lodges erected by the Pontypool Park Estate in the 1840s.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Troed-y-Rhiw
    About 900m south west of the Church of St. Illtyd.
  • II Govera Farmhouse, also known as Upper Govera Farmhouse
    In the far north west corner of New Inn Community accessed by a lane which commences at The Star Inn, Mamhilad.
  • II Lower Govera Cottage
    In the far north west corner of New Inn Community acessed by a lane which commences at the Star Inn, Mamhilad. The cottage stands about 130m north east of Govera Farmhouse.
  • II* Persondy
    About 500m south west of the Church of St. Illtyd.
  • II Ysguborwen
    About 500m south west of the Church of St. Illtyd set beside and to the south of Persondy.
  • II Bridge 60, Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
    At the north end of New Inn Community about 800m south west of Mamhilad and providing access to Govera Cottage and Lower Govera Farm.
  • II Bridge 59, Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
    At the north end of New Inn Community about 1000m south of Mamhilad and providing access to Govera Cottage.
  • II* Ty-asch
    About 650m west of the Church of St. Illtyd approached off Folly Lane via Hill Grove.

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