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High Wall, comprising remains of Marcross Castle, bounding part of SW Farmyard of Village Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd), Vale of Glamorgan

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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

Plus Code: 9C3RCF62+J2

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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13306

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the north-west side of the barn at Village Farm.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd)

Community: St. Donats

Locality: Marcross

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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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.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a historic survival from a substantial castle of regional interest.

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