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NPRN 20877

Map Reference SO41NW

Grid Reference SO4213015210

Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Llantilio Crossenny


Broad Class DOMESTIC

Period Post Medieval

Site Description 1881-2, partly incorporating old Llanfihangel Hall. Designed by F.R. Kempson for Sir Joseph Bradney. Queen Anne style.

This ia a substantial late C19 mansion. Brick with ashlar dressings and moulded brick plinth. Steeply pitched hipped slate roof. Tall brick chimneystacks (one central and end-stacks to N and S) have recessed panels with ogee heads and moulded brick caps. Symmetrical 5-bay W front is two-storey with attic and basement. Attic has three tall pedimented dormers with 4+4 panes above transom, and 6+6 pane windows below, with 4 panes in each cheek. Heavily moulded eaves. Continuous sill band at first-floor level has ogee aprons below sills. Segmental brick arched window-heads have stone hoodmoulds and fluted keystones. On first floor is big centre tri-partite window with flat head: middle window has 12-pane lower sash and arched fenestration to upper sash, flanked each side by narrow 5-pane marginal sashes. Flanking tri-partite window on first floor are two 12-pane horned sashes on each side. On ground floor, stone steps rise to central entrance doorway. Above the lugged stone architrave of doorcase, is a stone panel with carved foliated ornament and shield bearing date 1882 (letters `JB' now eroded). Above panel is segmental pediment supported on consoles; 5- panel oak door. Flanking the entrance are an 8-pane sashes, and two 12-pane horned sashes on each side. Set-back to left of main house is large, two storey former library wing. Hipped slate roof has lower roof-line and tall off-centre ridge stack with moulded brick cap. First floor has five 12-pane sash windows with segmental-arched brick heads. Ground floor has central entrance doorway, with C20 gabled brick porch, and oak door with geometrical panels and 3-pane overlight. Flanking the doorway on each side are an 8-pane and two 12-pane sashes. Below window (left) is a foundation stone laid in 1893 by John Harford Bradney.

Side elevation of main house has 7-bay lean-to verandah with corrugated metal roof. Slender wooden columns support glazed panels, with tracery in style of Aesthetic Movement. Above verandah, on first floor, is small centre C20 4-pane window flanked each side by projecting stacks with scrolled ashlar offsets, and 12-pane sashes (far left and far right). Asymmetrical garden front has similar architectural detailing, and a deep bay window, segmental in plan, with wooden balustrade. Bay has brick plinth and ashlar dressings. Above each of five 12-pane sashes are carved panels with featuring masks and scrolled decoration.

(Source:Cadw Listings database) S Garfi 17/11/06

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