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Walls of Entrance Forecourt flanking the Bridge at St Donats Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in St Donat's, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4022 / 51°24'8"N

Longitude: -3.5329 / 3°31'58"W

OS Eastings: 293463

OS Northings: 168137

OS Grid: SS934681

Mapcode National: GBR HG.QVDB

Mapcode Global: VH5J4.Q04W

Entry Name: Walls of Entrance Forecourt flanking the Bridge at St Donats Castle

Listing Date: 10 September 1982

Last Amended: 19 January 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13320

Building Class: Defence

Location: On either side of the Entrance Bridge at St Donats Castle.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd)

Community: St. Donats

Locality: St Donats Castle

Built-Up Area: St Donat's

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Of different dates of construction, but probably mostly late C19, and repaired in the late C20.

Exterior

Local lias limestone rubble. South-east (left) of the castle entrance bridge, a thin boundary wall about 2m in height, incorporating an archway, extends as far as the north-west angle of the forecourt stables. The forecourt wall has been lowered since the early C20 on the north-west (right) of the bridge (see Country Life, 31 August 1907, p 315); it was probably done in the 1920s. The archway to the kitchen yard was made narrower in the 1970s to form a pointed arch with parapet over.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest and group value as a part of St. Donat's Castle and its associated gardens.

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