Situated within the boundaries of the renowned Roman fort ( Venta Silurum) at Caerwent is Caerwent Hall. It is likely that the house stands on the site of the Roman Basilica.
Caerwent Hall is most certainly at risk. Years of poor or no maintenance and weathering has resulted in the building reaching a critical state. Parts of the roof have already collapsed and water is penetrating into most parts of the structure. It is easy to envisage that a winter of storms and snow could well exacerbate the already precarious situation.
Monmouthshire County Council has served a Compulsory Purchase Order and is working with the Welsh Georgian Trust to set in place a ‘back-to-back’ arrangement whereby the house can be acquired by the Local Authority and immediately transferred to the Trust. Following repairs and refurbishment the house will be offered for sale on the open market.
This is a property with great potential and history. Dating from the late 16th or early 17th century the house is listed Grade II and probably has a cross passage. The house was substantially rebuilt in the early 19th century and since then there has been little substantial alteration.