Full Report for Listed Buildings
Summary Description of a Listed Buildings
Date of Designation
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Name of Property
11 New Market Street
At the top wide part of the street, side elevation to passageway now leading to car-park at rear of Bridge Street, adjacent to Museum.
The building consists of the cross wing and passage of a large late medieval house. The hall of the house is now No 9 New Market Street. The house retains front and rear Tudor-arched passage doorways, and a 3-arched stone screen with two Tudor-arched doorways, and a possibly slightly earlier doorway with 3-centred head. The rear ground floor room (now kitchen) has remains of cruck trusses. The present roof trusses are of 2 periods with, to rear, mortise-and-tenon joints, and towards front, lapped and notched joints.
Townhouse of medieval origin, attached at one side to No.9. Of stone part scored-stucco rendered, part painted, hipped slate roof with tall brick corniced lateral stack, further stack at rear gable end. Two storeys and attic. Frontage to New Market Street has a surviving chamfered Tudor-arched stone doorway with slate hood. Projecting gable end has single range of 12-pane horned sashes in reveals. Side elevation onto passage shows much sign of alteration and adaptation. Under eaves near front is an extended two-light mullioned window with early origin, 2 arched lights in a rectangular frame with spandrels, set in a narrow corbelled-out bay adjacent to lateral external stack. Beyond stack the wall is recessed, a brick blocking, and then breaks forward. At left at head height a small medieval pointed light with pierced hole for tracery cut into a single stone block. Under eaves is a rectangular similarly early stone window with vestigial moulding; 2 other later upper wood casements and a wide C20 ground floor window casement window. Stepped back to rear is a wing with an upper casement window with very deep hoodmould and stops. Rear gable end has blocked stair window to interior stone stair.
The house retains front and rear Tudor-arched passage doorways, and a 3-arched stone screen with two Tudor-arched doorways, and a doorway with 3-centred head. The rear ground floor room (now kitchen) has remains of cruck trusses, and a stone fireplace with mason-mitred lintel. A stone stair (visible only in upper storeys) runs up to attic level (present stairs modern). The front room has a fine stone fireplace with moulded surround, and a blocked round-headed window. The present roof trusses are, to rear, mortise-and-tenon joints, and towards front, lapped and notched joints.
Reason for designation
Graded II* as an especially important house in Usk with visible early origins. Group value with other listed buildings in New Market Street.
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