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The Old Sheep Washery

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandow, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4568 / 51°27'24"N

Longitude: -3.4951 / 3°29'42"W

OS Eastings: 296216

OS Northings: 174154

OS Grid: SS962741

Mapcode National: GBR HH.MKKY

Mapcode Global: VH5HS.CNM2

Plus Code: 9C3RFG43+PW

Entry Name: The Old Sheep Washery

Listing Date: 22 May 1978

Last Amended: 26 October 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13403

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located at the centre of the village, opposite the village pond and sheep pound, and to the W of the Parish Church of St. Tydfil.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Llandow (Lland┼Á)

Community: Llandow

Locality: LLysworney

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Mid C19 washery which does not appear on the Tithe map of 1840.


Single storey structure with whitewashed stone rubble walls and roof of two bays with corrugated cladding. Small stone chimney stack at NW end. The NW gable wall has a small shuttered opening in its E side and egress for water to the stream bed in its W side. The SW elevation has an opening at its base to an internal basin. The SE gable wall has a wide opening on the E side.


Approximately one third of the surface of the building is taken up on the W side by a sunken basin for washing with water flowing into it from a pipe in the SE gable end. A flight of steps at the N end of the basin leads up to a platform with a stone flagged floor and low stone rubble balustrade above the basin, now partly demolished. In the NE wall are the remains of a fireplace. Allegedly the structure was used as a communal laundry.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II as a scarce roofed example of this building type in a village context.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Parish Church of St Tydfil
    Located at the centre of the village of Llysworney, immediately to the W of the village pond.
  • II Former Church School
    Prominently located at the centre of Llysworney village to the S of the parish church, set back from the road within a small paved yard surrounded by a low rubble wall.
  • II Former Ebenezer Particular Baptist Chapel
  • II Great House
    At the centre of the village to S of Parish Church, set behind a low rubble wall.
  • II Milepost at the Carne Arms PH
    Located on the roadside and set into the end of the S boundary wall of the Carne Arms public house at Llysworney.
  • II Breach Farm House
    About 1.8km W of Llanblethian, and 300m S of road.
  • II PIgeon Hose at Nash Manor
    The Pigeon House is immediately beside the roadside boundary wall to the W of the main house; linked to the Pheasant House by a courtyard wall.
  • I Nash Manor
    Set in its own grounds to N of Llandow trading estate and 1km S of Llysworney. The entrance to the drive is at the junction of the B4268 and the B4270.

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