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Latitude: 51.4116 / 51°24'41"N
Longitude: -3.5499 / 3°32'59"W
OS Eastings: 292303
OS Northings: 169202
OS Grid: SS923692
Mapcode National: GBR HF.Q9SS
Mapcode Global: VH5HY.FS47
Entry Name: High Wall, comprising remains of Marcross Castle, bounding part of SW Farmyard of Village Farm
Listing Date: 10 September 1982
Last Amended: 19 January 2005
Source ID: 13306
Building Class: Domestic
Location: On the north-west side of the barn at Village Farm.
County: Vale of Glamorgan
Community: St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd)
Community: St. Donats
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The moated dwelling and enclosure comprising the former Marcross Castle was the local seat of the Van family who had inherited through marriage a moiety of Marcross in mid C13 and who held it until the death of the last of the male line in 1694. In C18, the remains formed part of Castle Farm. The SW enclosure wall dates from the late C13 or early C14.
The stretch of medieval walling comprises remains of the SW curtain wall of Marcross Castle. Stretch of high wall of stone rubble with blocked arched light to former first floor hall. To the NW, the wall descends low and on SE it is bounded by a later C20 outbuilding in which no old work appears to remain.
Included as a historic survival from a substantial castle of regional interest.
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