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Lodge Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Penllyn, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4742 / 51°28'27"N

Longitude: -3.4792 / 3°28'45"W

OS Eastings: 297359

OS Northings: 176062

OS Grid: SS973760

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.L9LH

Mapcode Global: VH5HS.N60Q

Plus Code: 9C3RFGFC+M8

Entry Name: Lodge Cottage

Listing Date: 7 April 1989

Last Amended: 30 April 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13433

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the south end of the village, at the end of the main drive to Penllyn Castle and opposite the church.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Cowbridge

Community: Penllyn (Pen-llin)

Community: Penllyn

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Mid to late C19 (It is not shown on the tithe map of 1839, but is shown on 1st edition OS Map surveyed in 1875). A part of the improvements to Penllyn Castle and its surroundings which the Homfray family instigated between 1850 with the church and 1875 with the east tower on the castle.


Coursed squared rubble construction with plinth and freestone dressings; tiled roof with gable parapets and octagonal chimney stacks with stellar shaped caps, one pair midway down front (west) slope. Tudorbethan style lodge with main front facing west; single storey and attic. 3-bay front with tall gabled projection to centre including main entrance. Roof sweeps down low to right over narrow window; cross frame window to left. Two-light casement window to centre over 4-centred arch door with freestone surround, stepped to include heraldic emblem; corners splayed to ground floor with narrow windows and broad spur bases. The north gable end facing the drive has more markedly splayed corners with heavy wave moulding; cross frame window to centre; 2-light window above and diamond leaded glazed windows to the corners. At the rear, to the left, is a gable with 3-light ground floor window.
There is a fragmentary stone gable end, supposedly part of a medieval first floor hall, in the rear garden (RCAMHW MH22).


Interior not available at resurvey, but the previous list description reports a central staircase and a Bath stone chimneypiece, with deeply bracketed cornice, to the main left hand room.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as part of a group of well designed Victorian estate buildings at the entrance to Penllyn Castle.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Penllyn Cottage
    At the south end of the village, at right angles to Lodge Cottage and opposite the church. Facing the main drive to Penllyn Castle.
  • II Gatepiers, Gates and Boundary Walls at entrance to Penllyn Castle Main Drive
    At the south end of the village, immediately to west of Penllyn Church and Lodge Cottage.
  • II Church of St. John the Evangelist
    At the south end of the village of Penllyn at the entrance to Penllyn Castle.
  • II Great House
    At the south end of the village of Penllyn on the other side of the road from the entrance to Penllyn Castle.
  • II The Old School House
    At the south end of the village of Penllyn facing the drive to Penllyn Castle but approached from the road on the north.
  • II Village Farmhouse
    Towards the north end of the village of Penllyn; facing south at right angles to the road.
  • II Penllyn Castle
    At the south end of the village, down a long drive and set on the cliff above the valley.
  • II Easternmost Salmon Well
    One of a group of three wells to north of village of Penllyn, near the road junction to south of Penllyn Court with the minor roads. This well is the closest to the road.

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