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Cottage against the south-east wall of the Churchyard of the Church of St Donat

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4014 / 51°24'4"N

Longitude: -3.5341 / 3°32'2"W

OS Eastings: 293378

OS Northings: 168044

OS Grid: SS933680

Mapcode National: GBR HG.QV2B

Mapcode Global: VH5J4.P1HJ

Entry Name: Cottage against the south-east wall of the Churchyard of the Church of St Donat

Listing Date: 10 September 1982

Last Amended: 19 January 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13331

Building Class: Domestic

Location: About 30m south of the church but looking south down the cwm.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd)

Community: St. Donats

Locality: St Donats

Built-Up Area: St Donat's

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

A cottage which is possibly late C16 in origin, with the north and west walls dating from that period, and which was probably renovated in the early C20. It is shown as a ruin on OS second edition of 1899 but not shown on the Tithe Map of 1848 (probably because it belonged to the parish and did not pay tithes). Its close connection to the church might suggest that it was used by a parish official. The building has been repaired and re-roofed since listing in 1982.

Exterior

Local lias limestone random rubble walls, with a Welsh slate roof with stack to the south-west gable; stone copings. Single storey, possibly with a basement at the south-west end. The front elevation (south) has two single light windows with chamfered frames and a 4-centred arch doorway with ledged door to right hand. Flight of steps down to high south-west gable wall with single light window to main floor. Single light window lighting fireplace recess in rear (churchyard) wall.

Interior

Interior not seen at resurvey, but the previous list description reported a chamfered fireplace with semi-elliptical head, with probably a garderobe beside it.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a C16 cottage having close association with the Church of St. Donat, and as a reminder of the otherwise demolished St. Donats village.

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