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Hill Cottage

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4096 / 51°24'34"N

Longitude: -3.4889 / 3°29'20"W

OS Eastings: 296539

OS Northings: 168888

OS Grid: SS965688

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.QF3L

Mapcode Global: VH5HZ.GTWT

Entry Name: Hill Cottage

Listing Date: 10 September 1982

Last Amended: 16 December 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13288

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Adjoining West Farmhouse to the south.

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

Cottage of C17 origin with early C20 alterations. It is thought to have been the earlier West Farmhouse before the latter was rebuilt in C18. RCAHMW has a conjectural restoration of its original appearance.

Exterior

Probably local limestone rubble walls with cemented cladding. Welsh slate gabled roof with red tile cresting; cemented stack each end. Two storeys. Three later C20 2-light hardwood casements on ground and first floors, the ground floor windows with wood lintels and the upper windows with their heads at eaves level. Buttress at south-west end. North-east gable with projecting chimney breast. South-west gable retains position of original entry and possibly original doorway. Low pitched roof suggesting that the walls have been heightened and given a new roof structure.
Rear elevation not seen.

Interior

Interior not seem at resurvey. It is said to have a fireplace at each end; north-east fireplace with original stone chamfered jambs with pyramid stops; timber stopped and chamfered bressumer. South-west fireplace with straight edged jamb and timber bressumer and original stone relieving arch over. Original south-west arched stone chamfered staircase doorway with Glamorganshire stops and old wooden boarded door (from Sussex); stone stairs with cantilevered stone slab roof and stair light. Ground floor stopped and chamfered ceiling beams; square joists covered over; window seats to south and north windows; centre window formerly a doorway but not probably the original doorway. These points are confirmed by RCAHMW.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a C17 house which, despite changes, retains both character and features of special interest. It also has group value with West Farm House and Plymouth House.

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