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Breach Farm House

A Grade II Listed Building in Cowbridge with Llanblethian (Y Bont-faen a Llanfleiddan), Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4515 / 51°27'5"N

Longitude: -3.4822 / 3°28'55"W

OS Eastings: 297103

OS Northings: 173545

OS Grid: SS971735

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.MW94

Mapcode Global: VH5HS.LSG4

Entry Name: Breach Farm House

Listing Date: 20 November 1974

Last Amended: 16 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13391

Building Class: Domestic

Location: About 1.8km W of Llanblethian, and 300m S of road.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Cowbridge with Llanblethian (Y Bont-faen a Llanfleiddan)

Community: Cowbridge with Llanblethian

Locality: Llanblethian

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

C17, and circa 1800. See reconstruction drawing, and photo in RCAHM Inventory.

Exterior

A two-unit, one-and-a half storeyed house with symmetrical front. Stone (rendered), slate roof, end chimneys in brick. Central doorway covered by large porch with catslide roof. Two gabled dormers with 2-light mullion and transom windows under hoodmoulds. On ground floor, similar 3-light window to l, 2-light window to R. To L, added block with one narrow window to each floor. To R, long attached agricultural range, stone, corrugated roof. To rear, at right angles, kitchen block with large brick chimney to N gable; 2 windows, one-and-a-half storeys, upper windows in small dormers, door under lean-to porch. Outshut rears ro main and service blocks.

Interior

Internally there have been some alterations but the main beams survive. The stone stairway was made wider when a rear kitchen was added.

Reasons for Listing

A well-preserved example of an early gable chimneyed house, rare in Glamorgan.

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