Tyla Cottage Stable/Cartshed 3D Model
We recently carried out a survey on this small stone outbuilding adjacent to Lilac Cottage on Gilwern Hill, Abergavenny. The outbuilding is recorded by the RCAHMW
(NPRN270200) as Tyla Cottage Stable. Although the partial archway in NE facing elevation would suggest that it was in fact a much larger cart shed, with later phases reducing the size of the building and the infilling of the arch. They note anecdotal evidence to suggest that Lilac Cottage is said to have been the former Quarryman’s Arms public house (NPRN270203). The Ordnance Survey 1st Edition map (1888) records the cottages here as ‘Tyla’, perhaps referring to a hamlet name for the quarry workers houses.
The Tyla settlement is named for the limestone quarry to the south and west. The Tyla quarries were the first limestone quarries opened up for the fledgling ironworks at Blaenavon after 1787.