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A Grade II Listed Building in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4621 / 51°27'43"N

Longitude: -3.4484 / 3°26'54"W

OS Eastings: 299474

OS Northings: 174677

OS Grid: SS994746

Mapcode National: GBR HK.M5BK

Mapcode Global: VH6F8.5JT0

Plus Code: 9C3RFH62+RJ

Entry Name: Xantippe

Listing Date: 3 February 1981

Last Amended: 16 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13206

Building Class: Commercial

Location: The right hand of a group of 3 gabled buildings about 100m W of Town Hall.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Cowbridge with Llanblethian (Y Bont-faen a Llanfleiddan)

Community: Cowbridge with Llanblethian

Locality: Cowbridge

Built-Up Area: Cowbridge

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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C17 origins; mid C19 pilastered facade recently restored.


Three storeys. Two window gabled facade with stucco covering. Cornice; end pilasters. On second and first floor, two 12-pane sash windows in architraves. On ground floor, shopfront with central doorway flanked by display windows all under classicising fascia board.


Inside, in rear part of ground floor shop, plastered ceiling divided into panels by partly stopped and moulded wooden beams, C17 probably; two panels wide and three deep. Similar moulded beams in front first floor room. Rear first floor room with probably early C17 hooded fireplace on SE wall and two heavy chamfered beams. Six reeded panel door. Rear NW wing also with massive beams.

Reasons for Listing

Well-restored building of C17 origins on High Street. Group value with adjacent listed buildings.

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