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Llwyn Rhyddid

A Grade II Listed Building in Pendoylan, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4907 / 51°29'26"N

Longitude: -3.3818 / 3°22'54"W

OS Eastings: 304164

OS Northings: 177769

OS Grid: ST041777

Mapcode National: GBR HN.KB2W

Mapcode Global: VH6F3.BSKL

Plus Code: 9C3RFJR9+77

Entry Name: Llwyn Rhyddid

Listing Date: 18 May 1995

Last Amended: 18 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3026

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Substantial detached farmhouse set within landscaped parkland with serpentine driveway, now sub-divided into two dwellings. Mid C19 farmyard ranges to east.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Pendoylan (Pendeulwyn)

Community: Pendoylan

Locality: Hensol

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Formerly the principle farmhouse to the Hensol estate which was let by the Talbot family to Mr Samuel Richardson, High Sheriff of Glamorgan in 1798. Richardson was a great agricultural improver and it is likely that this commodious farmhouse dates from Richardson's occupancy.


A single two storey range, of limewashed rubble elevations beneath a hipped and slated roof with massive, single, rendered, axial chimneystack, with modern pots. Front elevation of asymmetrical form with five windows at first floor level comprising four over eight sashes, without horns. At ground floor level the original entrance doorway is offset to the right hand side by one bay with a second doorway at the extreme left hand side. Both doors are modern. Three sash windows at ground floor level. Two of which are original eight over eight, without horns, whilst the remainder is a later replacement. The rear elevation has an orderly, yet asymmetric arrangement of a miscellany of sash window types in original openings. All window openings have simple gauged brick arches over. The rear elevation has four doorways, one blocked . Two of the doorways appear to be original whilst the others appear to have been formed from earlier window openings.


At ground floor level a suite of three reception rooms with windows to front, together with original kitchen at the southern end, allegedly retaining blocked in range. All rooms retain original raised and fielded six panelled doors and door-cases. Flagged floors to all ground floor rooms. Original staircase of early nineteenth century date remains, of canted dog-leg form with reeded newel post and cannon-shaped balusters. the hallway retains a substantial reeded cornice.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II as a good example of an early C19th gentry farmhouse of unaltered and unextended plan, with important historic links to the Hensol estate.

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