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The Old Schoolhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanover, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7778 / 51°46'40"N

Longitude: -2.9874 / 2°59'14"W

OS Eastings: 331975

OS Northings: 209254

OS Grid: SO319092

Mapcode National: GBR F6.Z5MQ

Mapcode Global: VH79F.5KKZ

Entry Name: The Old Schoolhouse

Listing Date: 9 December 2005

Last Amended: 9 December 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87165

Building Class: Domestic

Location: About 500m south of the Church of St. Bartholomew on the east side of the road from Llanellen to Llanfair Kilgeddin.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Llanover (Llanofer)

Community: Llanover

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

This building was probably especially built as the Llanover parish schoolmaster's house, which it was from 1835 when the school moved from the tower of St. Bartholomew's Church (qv); until the present school was built at Tre-elidyr (qv) in 1925.

Exterior

Built of roughly coursed local rubblestone which is completely painted over, natural slate roof and red brick stack. Picturesque gabled style. T-shaped plan, two storeys. Three bay central entrance elevation with gabled wing to rear. Part-glazed door with gabled porch. This is flanked by 3-light bays with pent slate roofs; three 3-light windows above, with straight stone drips, all windows are early C20. Plain steeply pitched roof. Left return gable has another bay window on the ground floor with a casement window above. Wing to rear right has two windows both 2-light small paned casements on the ground floor, but of different sizes, only one above. The gable end of the wing has another bay as before and three other windows all with drips over. Steeply pitched roof with projecting eaves and ridge stack.
Rear elevation not seen.

Interior

Interior not available at resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as part of the estate school in the C19 built for the children of the Llanover Estate workers. The house retains good picturesque character.

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