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Swimbridge Farmhouse with attached garden walls

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4097 / 51°24'34"N

Longitude: -3.4882 / 3°29'17"W

OS Eastings: 296590

OS Northings: 168904

OS Grid: SS965689

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.QF90

Mapcode Global: VH5HZ.HT8P

Entry Name: Swimbridge Farmhouse with attached garden walls

Listing Date: 10 September 1982

Last Amended: 16 December 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13282

Building Class: Domestic

Location: About 200m north 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

c1600 original gable entry two unit house, remodelled externally and with a west addition 1812 (although there was an earlier addition with a higher roof-line); later alterations in both the mid C20 and late C20 since listing in 1982 and all the joinery dates from then.

Exterior

Probably local rubblestone walls with roughcast cladding. Welsh slate gabled roof with rendered stone flanking stacks. Two storey single depth plan farmhouse with lower two storey wing to left and single storey one to right, both in line. Upper and ground floor openings not in alignment. On ground floor, two sash windows two
panes wide with horns, with a late C20 doorway with trellis porch to right; three 2-light wood casements on first floor. C17 type plank doors.
Lower south-west service wing with 2-light window with small panes to left hand below, similar loft window in middle and wooden boarded door to right hand. Adjoining north-east outbuilding with gabled slate roof and whitewashed stone rubble walls, late C20 windows. Rear elevation with two storey wing and similar windows.
Garden to south-east of house enclosed by stone rubble walls on south-east and south-west, the south-east wall with roughly rounded stone coping, serving as a north retaining wall along the Ogney Brook. The south-west garden wall with various stone copings; C19 iron gate towards northern end with circular
uprights with arrowheaded finials rising alternately above top and middle rails. From north-west of gate, wall returns to service wing.

Interior

South-west room with three stopped and chamfered beams, arched, stopped and chamfered doorway to stone fireplace stair which has a corbelled roof. The fireplace has been revealed since listing in 1982. It has chamfered stone jambs
though with differing stops, and an oak lintel. The house has the rare feature of a stone wall dividing the hall and the inner room, rising through both floors. The present main door now enters the inner room. The south-west extension retains a bread oven with iron door.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a late C16 to C17 house which, despite changes, retains both character and features of special interest.

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