Full Report for Listed Buildings
Summary Description of a Listed Buildings
Date of Designation
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Name of Property
NOS.17,19,21,23,25,& 27 OLD MARKET STREET,,,,,GWENT,
17 Old Market Street
Part of a long range with doors opening onto pavement.
Former Great House built by Roger Williams, High Sheriff of Monmouthshire, in mid C16 with stone from Usk Castle. He was taken to court by the Duke of Beaufort for this; subsequently granted manor and estate of Llangibby. Roger Williams also purchased from the Crown most of Usk Priory property after the Dissolution. Later the building was converted into a terrace of separate dwellings probably early C19 (called workmen's cottages by Bradney). Former Great Staircase removed. Cross wing (unlisted) was added later to E end of range. Stables etc thought to be sited to SW.
2-window range, one sash and the rest UPVC casement windows and doorway with deep hood, replaced door.
A barrel vaulted second floor runs throughout the building under the roof. The great staircase has been removed.
Reason for designation
Part of a group of buildings converted from the Great House built by Roger Williams in C16.
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