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The Old House

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan

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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

Plus Code: 9C3RCG67+9H

Entry Name: The Old House

Listing Date: 23 October 1980

Last Amended: 16 December 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13270

Building Class: Domestic

Location: About 310m north of the Town Hall at the junction with High Street.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)

Community: Llantwit Major

Built-Up Area: Llantwit Major

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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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.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a C17 house which retains both character and features of special interest.

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