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The Great House (including attached Flanking Ranges)

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandow, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4487 / 51°26'55"N

Longitude: -3.5229 / 3°31'22"W

OS Eastings: 294267

OS Northings: 173285

OS Grid: SS942732

Mapcode National: GBR HG.MYCF

Mapcode Global: VH5HR.WVFB

Plus Code: 9C3RCFXG+FR

Entry Name: The Great House (including attached Flanking Ranges)

Listing Date: 22 February 1963

Last Amended: 26 October 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13147

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at the centre of the village opposite the Parish Church of The Holy Trinity. Set back from the road and bounded by a low rubble wall.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Llandow (Lland┼Á)

Community: Llandow

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Late C16/early C17 gentry house. Georgian refacing and re-fenestration, probably early C18, and re-ordered on the ground floor, later in the C18/early C19, possibly in response to the window tax (1695-1851).


Two-storey house, five bays, roughcast elevations to the front and limewashed rubble to the rear. Steeply pitched, slated roof, originally thatched. Three ashlar chimney stacks; two gable, one axial. Ground floor has central doorway with later door and hood. All fenestration has been replaced within the last forty years. Pair of large twelve pane sashes with horns to left of door, and one matching window on the right hand side (presumably replacing the earlier symmetrical pair). The first floor has five twelve-pane sashes with horns. The rear elevation of the main range has a lateral chimney to the original hall, now blocked with new staircase. Later fenestration and openings. To the E end is a one-and-a-half storey crossrange, aligned on a NS axis with gable chimney stack and stair outshut to W side. The gable end is unlit. Later fenestration and openings, with dormer and lean-to extension on E side. To the W end of the main range is a one-and-a -half storey, three-bay cartshed with limewashed elevations and slate roof. Three large openings to front elevation at ground floor level, all with timber lintels and a pair of louvred timber window openings to first floor. The W gable has a stone stair leading to the first floor with a square-headed doorway with timber lintel. Rear elevation is set into the slope of the garden and at first floor, a square window opening with crude timber mullion. The interior has a hayloft covering two-thirds of the first floor, with the western bay remaining open to roof. To the E end of the main house is another attached two storey outbuilding with limewashed elevations and slate roof, now in residential use. Later openings and timber casements to ground and first floor at the W end with central doorway.


Originally a two-unit house with direct entry. Masonry partition between the parlour and hall. The hall has now been subdivided to create a hallway and a drawing room. The hallway contains a new straight flight staircase. To the right of the hallway is the drawing room which has a large open fireplace with voussoired arch. To the left of the hallway is another drawing room which has two exposed beams with medium chamfers and hollow stops with fillet. The rear range is accessed from the hallway via an enlarged four centred stone arched doorway. The rear room has three exposed beams with medium chamfers, later fireplace and blocked up stair. The converted barn to the E has no exposed features.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II as a good example of a sub-medieval gentry house given Georgian re-modelling. Group value with the parish church.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Barn to the E of the Great House
    Located to the E of the Great House, facing onto the road in the centre of the village. Aligned on a NS axis set adjacent to the Great House.
  • II* Parish Church of The Holy Trinity
    Located at the centre of Llandow village, opposite The Great House.
  • II* Church Farmhouse (also known as The Glebe)
    Situated immediately to the NE of the Parish Church of Holy Trinity, in the centre of Llandow village. Set within its own gardens to front and rear, bounded by a low rubble wall.
  • II Ty Fry Farmhouse
    Located on the S side of the Llandow/Llantwit Major Road on the Eastern outskirts of Llandow village, rear elevation facing the road.
  • II Long Range of Outbuildings to NW of Sutton
    Reached by a farm track to N of house; end on to house with range running W.
  • II The Rectory
    Located on the N side of the lane leading E to the B4268 from Llandow.
  • II* Sutton
    Located approximately 1km S of Llandow village and 1km W of the Llandow trading estate on the SW bank of Sutton brook, down a long private track running NW from Sutton Road.
  • II Small Outbuilding immediately to W of Sutton House
    Reached by farm track to N of house; rear set into slope adjoining garden.

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