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Latitude: 51.4109 / 51°24'39"N
Longitude: -3.4861 / 3°29'9"W
OS Eastings: 296740
OS Northings: 169032
OS Grid: SS967690
Mapcode National: GBR HJ.Q7V4
Mapcode Global: VH5HZ.JSDS
Entry Name: The Old House
Listing Date: 23 October 1980
Last Amended: 16 December 2004
Source ID: 13270
Building Class: Domestic
Location: About 310m north of the Town Hall at the junction with High Street.
County: Vale of Glamorgan
Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)
Community: Llantwit Major
Built-Up Area: Llantwit Major
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Early C17 two storey cottage, originally with chimney backing on to entry (RCHAMW type B); C18 or early C19 extension to left hand or south-west, beyond original entry. This extension is shown on the 1840 Tithe map. 'A dwelling of quality that offers only limited accommodation is understandable in a town where land was at a premium, but here the house was virtually in the countryside and surprisingly can be paralleled throughout the vale.' (RCAHMW)
Stone rubble walls, the front wall whitewashed; Welsh slate gabled roof with C19 stone stack with weathered top at each end and to left of centre.
In the front elevation, from the south-west end, a 3-light wood casement above, and below with an oak lintel, to the C18 or early C19 extension; secondly, beyond a straight joint, ledged door in a projecting stone porch which has been added since listing in 1982. This entry dates from the period of the left-hand extension, as entry to the original house was through the gable. Thirdly, slightly to right hand and on the first floor, a 3-light casement window; fourthly, a 3-light ground floor casement window with oak lintel, internally with relieving arch over.
Right return with two storey lean-to extension.
Left return with window on each floor to the rear.
Rear elevation with lean-to extension almost to the full width under a corrugated sheeting roof. This has a much lesser pitch than the main roof and rises to just under the eaves.
Interior not inspected at resurvey. Previous list description says, 'Inside, left hand part with straight joists; older or north-east part of house with ground floor ceiling of three chamfered beams with stopped and chamfered joists; fireplace stairs to north with arched head to doorway and with small blocked single light window; on first floor, garderobe at north-east end. Lean-to extensions to rear and to right hand.' This is confirmed by RCAHMW which further says, 'Exceptional is the survival of early wall colouring representing a dado and also, on the first floor, a latrine in the N.E. corner of the room.' Principal rafter roof with single truss with collar and two tiers of purlins.
Included as a C17 house which retains both character and features of special interest.
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