9 Agincourt Street, Monmouth

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9 Agincourt Street, Monmouth
9 Agincourt Street, Monmouth.jpg
"No.9, its pediment botched"[1]
Type Commercial
Location Monmouth, Monmouthshire
Coordinates 51°48′42″N 2°42′54″W / 51.8116°N 2.715°W / 51.8116; -2.715Coordinates: 51°48′42″N 2°42′54″W / 51.8116°N 2.715°W / 51.8116; -2.715
Built C.17th century
Architectural style(s) Georgian
Governing body Privately owned
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: No.9 Agincourt Street
Designated 27 June 1952
Reference no. 2242
9 Agincourt Street, Monmouth is located in Monmouthshire
9 Agincourt Street, Monmouth
Location of 9 Agincourt Street, Monmouth in Monmouthshire

9 Agincourt Street, Monmouth, Wales is a late 17th century townhouse which became the estate office of the agent of the Dukes of Beaufort in the mid 19th century. It is a Grade II* listed building. In commercial use since its construction, it now houses a firm of architects.

History[edit]

Cadw suggests a construction date close to 1700.[2] The building was refaced in the 19th century and has since been unaltered externally.[2] During the mid-19th century, the building was owned by the Dukes of Beaufort and used as the estate office for their substantial Monmouthshire land holdings.[2] It was converted by a firm of architects in the late 20th century and now houses their offices.[3] The architects were responsible for the conversion of the nearby Beaufort Arms Hotel.[4]

Architecture and description[edit]

The building is rendered, under a roof of Welsh slate.[2] Of two storeys, with an attic, it has a double-front plan.[2] The architectural historian John Newman noted the "botched" pediment while the Monmouth historian Keith Kissack recorded its Grecian fanlight.[5] The interior has a notable dog-leg staircase dating from the late 17th century and a complete early 19th century strong-room, installed when the building was used as a solicitors' office.[2] The building is listed Grade II*.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Newman 2000, p. 409.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Listed Buildings – Full Report – HeritageBill Cadw Assets – Reports". cadwpublic-api.azurewebsites.net.
  3. ^ "Graham Frecknall Architecture & Design". www.gfarchitects.co.uk.
  4. ^ Newman 2000, p. 405.
  5. ^ Kissack 2003, p. 112.

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