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Remains of Cwrt-y-vil Grange (generally known as Cwrt-y-Vil Castle)

A Grade II Listed Building in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4251 / 51°25'30"N

Longitude: -3.1818 / 3°10'54"W

OS Eastings: 317926

OS Northings: 170233

OS Grid: ST179702

Mapcode National: GBR HY.PDCC

Mapcode Global: VH6FL.SFRV

Plus Code: 9C3RCRG9+37

Entry Name: Remains of Cwrt-y-vil Grange (generally known as Cwrt-y-Vil Castle)

Listing Date: 21 January 1993

Last Amended: 21 January 1993

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13346

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In garden of No 2 Castle Avenue, to N of house.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Penarth

Community: Penarth

Built-Up Area: Penarth

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Monastic grange Fortified manor house

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Circa 1180 Osbert of Pennard granted land to Augustinian canons from St Augustine's abbey Bristol who established a grange (monastic manor) at Penarth. When St Augustine's became cathedral following Dissolution of Monasteries farm became property of Cathedral chapter.


Remains consist of shell of barn range with attached room to W, aligned roughly E-W, into which have been inserted C20 garages and outhouses (replacing C19 stables). S wall and S half of W wall have been lost. Random rubble walls (occasionally coursed) stand up to 2m high, with putlog holes. There is a splayed slit window in the E wall and blocked doorway to N wall of W room. NE corner of W room has beginnings of corbelling.

Length of range approx 24m by 7m with a cross wall approx 5m from W end.

Modern house not included in list.

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