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A Grade II Listed Building in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.3888 / 51°23'19"N

Longitude: -3.2896 / 3°17'22"W

OS Eastings: 310362

OS Northings: 166315

OS Grid: ST103663

Mapcode National: GBR HS.RP8N

Mapcode Global: VH6FQ.XCS6

Plus Code: 9C3R9PQ6+G5

Entry Name: Watchtower

Listing Date: 7 February 1978

Last Amended: 30 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13401

Building Class: Maritime

ID on this website: 300013401

Location: To SE of Whitehouse Cottage, built partly into slope.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Barry (Y Barri)

Community: Barry

Locality: The Knap

Built-Up Area: Barry

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Circa 1860. Built as coastguard station.


Two storey tower of lias rubble, battered at the base, corbelled parapet; string course. Seaward elevation with corner chimney stack to first floor chamber lit by segmental-headed window; former boat entrance with segmental headed arch, lower part blocked to make window. West elevation with wide square-headed entry with boarded doors below, and camber-headed window above. Blank elevations towards E & N.

Reasons for Listing

Included as surviving maritime structure from old port of Barry before developments of 1880's.

Group value.

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