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Latitude: 51.4242 / 51°25'27"N
Longitude: -3.5546 / 3°33'16"W
OS Eastings: 292011
OS Northings: 170614
OS Grid: SS920706
Mapcode National: GBR HF.PGMC
Mapcode Global: VH5HY.BGQK
Entry Name: Church Farmhouse
Listing Date: 19 October 1981
Last Amended: 19 January 2005
Source ID: 13310
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Church Farmhouse
County: Vale of Glamorgan
Community: St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd)
Community: St. Donats
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The south-west part comprises a two storey three unit house of c1600 with, in-line, a wing at the north-east end comprising converted cowhouse which was added in the late C18 or early C19. This was incorporated into the house in the mid to late C20 and the wall between it and the existing kitchen broken through. RCAHMW also suggests that the present baffle entry plan is an alteration from an original hearth passage plan, with windows converted to doors and vice versa. This could not be confirmed at resurvey because of the heavy growth of ivy in this particular area.
Local limestone rubble walls with rendered cladding, painted on the main elevation, Welsh slate roof. A long single depth two storey range with continuous rear outshut, with five windows and two doors below and seven windows above.
Front elevation of older south-west wing with roughly central baffle entry (but see History) via porch with pebbledash walls and modern Gothic door; to left hand of porch, from south-west, a 2-pane casement window and a sash window with 6 over 6 panes and two first floor sash windows, both with 2 over 2 panes only; to right hand of porch, a 6 over 6 sash window and a sash window with 2 over 2 panes above. Converted in-line cowshed wing with same roofline to right (north-east); this has on ground floor, from south-west a sash window with 6 over 6 panes, a 2-light casement and a modern half-glazed door and, on first floor, three 2-light casements. Older left-hand wing with three stacks, one on the gable, one behind the entrance and one at the division between the original house and the cowshed.
Rear elevation has a catslide roof over the former cowshed coming down to a low wall with two doors, one presumably to the dairy. The house part with a continuous outshut with one small 2 over 2 pane sash above.
South-west ground floor room, formerly Hall and Inner Room, with the north-east middle beam with deep chamfer and straight stops with fillet; moulded north-east wall beam which has been reused. Fireplace with deep chimneybreast, old wood bressumer and bread oven, and flanked by fireplace stairs with stone corbelled roof; ledged door from this room to baffle entry vestibule. Featureless kitchen with wall broken through to featureless cowhouse. Upper floor not seen at resurvey.
Included for its special interest as a C17 and C18 farmhouse of handsome appearance.
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