The Hendre

The Hendre (a farmer's winter residence; literally meaning old home) is Monmouthshire's only full-scale Victorian country house, constructed in the Victorian Gothic style. It is located in the parish of Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, some 4 miles (6.4 km) north-west of the town of Monmouth. Built in the eighteenth century as a shooting box, it was vastly expanded by the Rolls family in three stages throughout the nineteenth century and is most famous as the childhood home of Charles Stewart Rolls, co-founder of Rolls-Royce. The house is Grade II* Listed and is now the clubhouse of the Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club.

The Welsh word hendre comes from the old Welsh custom of having two residences: one down in the valley, which was used in winter (hendre) and the other homestead was up in the mountains, where the family would live over the summer: hafod; haf being the Welsh word for "summer". The custom of dividing the year between two locations.

Read more about The Hendre:  Rolls Family

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