A 17th Century grade II listed building in Caerwent is to be given a new lease of life by Monmouthshire County Council. Caerwent House, situated in centre of the village has recently been acquired by Monmouthshire County Council through a compulsory purchase order and will be restored to its former glory with the help of Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, and the Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust.
The trust has an excellent history of breathing new life into historic buildings and is committed to the restoration of the building. Work will begin on site very soon to make the building safe and begin repairs.
It marks the end an eight year labour of love which has involved negotiations and successful sourcing of funding from several bodies and included a complex ‘back to back’ legal arrangement finally resulting in the safeguarding of this rare historic house for future generations.
This is not the first time Monmouthshire County Council has worked with the Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust. Ten years ago the partnership linked to save another priceless building, Allt-y-Bela, a grade II listed building near Usk.
Council Leader Peter Fox said: “Caerwent House is within an attractive conservation area so it’s very pleasing to see the restoration of a fine building in one of Monmouthshire’s historic and picturesque villages.”
For more information contact Heritage Manager Amy Longford – firstname.lastname@example.org