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The Old Police Station

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4074 / 51°24'26"N

Longitude: -3.4884 / 3°29'18"W

OS Eastings: 296572

OS Northings: 168648

OS Grid: SS965686

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.QF8R

Mapcode Global: VH5HZ.HW5G

Entry Name: The Old Police Station

Listing Date: 10 September 1982

Last Amended: 16 December 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13273

Building Class: Civil

Location: About 80m south-west of the Church of St. Illtud.

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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History

c1850, it is not shown on the 1840 Tithe map. This building remained the Police Station until the present Llantwit Major one was opened in Wesley Street in 1928.

Exterior

Local limestone walls. Welsh slate hipped roof with stone flanking stacks. Two storeys.
Front elevation of two window bays and centre doorway and faced with coursed dressed stone of near ashlar quality. The openings with stone lintels; string course; stone plinth. On the ground floor, a tall 2-light casement with 4 4 panes each side of central 4-panel door with overlight; a sash window with 6 over 6 panes to each side on first floor.
Contemporary centre rear projection with hipped roof, cement rendered cladding which is now removed leaving more roughly finished stonework than on the front. Two sash windows on first floor with cambered heads.
To the north-west in Church Lane there is an adjoining lean-to single storey wing with stone walls, stone stack and slate roof.

Interior

Internal shutters to ground floor windows of front elevation. Interior otherwise not seen at resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an unaltered small mid C19 Police Station and for its important group value with the medieval gatehouse, the Chantry House or Cottage and the Parish Church of St Illtud in the view of Hillhead from the east.

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