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Margaret's Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Penrice, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.5585 / 51°33'30"N

Longitude: -4.1689 / 4°10'7"W

OS Eastings: 249744

OS Northings: 186629

OS Grid: SS497866

Mapcode National: GBR GT.2LFJ

Mapcode Global: VH3N3.P3F3

Entry Name: Margaret's Cottage

Listing Date: 17 December 1992

Last Amended: 29 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11733

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Towards the western end of Oxwich village, on the north side of the village street. Narrow flowerbed strip at road edge at front, with stone border.

County: Swansea

Community: Penrice (Pen-rhys)

Community: Penrice

Locality: Oxwich

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Margaret's Cottage, which was formerly known as Rose Cottage, is said to have been built as an estate cottage belonging to Penrice Castle (which was built in 1770s). It does not appear to be shown on the Penrice estate map by J Williams dated 1783, but a building is indicated in the position on the map of 1813. Modern renovation.


Two-storey, two-window whitewashed rubble cottage with straw-thatched roof including 'eyebrows' to the front. Four-pane casement windows above and below and low boarded door (1.7m high) to centre, with flood board. Remains of cobbled paving. Projecting slated chimney breast to left end. Corrugated-iron roofed garage extension beyond, converted from an outhouse which had a gable chimney, now truncated; later lean-to at right with steel-frame window and further door. Said to have a camber-headed half-glazed central door to rear.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a small vernacular cottage which has retained its character and makes a contribution to the conservation area.

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  • I Oxwich Castle
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  • II* Pitt Farmhouse
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  • II* Church of St Illtyd
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