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Penllyn Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Penllyn, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4742 / 51°28'27"N

Longitude: -3.4791 / 3°28'44"W

OS Eastings: 297370

OS Northings: 176064

OS Grid: SS973760

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.L9MK

Mapcode Global: VH5HS.N63Q

Plus Code: 9C3RFGFC+M9

Entry Name: Penllyn Cottage

Listing Date: 7 April 1989

Last Amended: 30 April 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13434

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the south end of the village, at right angles to Lodge Cottage and opposite the church. Facing the main drive to Penllyn Castle.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Cowbridge

Community: Penllyn (Pen-llin)

Community: Penllyn

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Probably later C18 with mid to late C19 alterations including heightening. Works may coincide with the two main building periods of Penllyn Castle (qv). It is shown on the tithe map of 1839.


Roughly squared local limestone rubble front with Welsh slate roof and rubble end chimney stacks. Two storey, 4-bay double depth plan in two parallel ranges. Timber casement windows with lightly cambered voussoirs, 2-light to first floor and cross-frame below. Gabled porch to second bay with Tudor pointed arch opening, boarded door. There may be a blocked up opening to left, there are indications of disturbance in the front stonework which may suggest a complete re-windowing. Lower outbuilding range (now garage) to left with small pane casement window to the gable end. Linked to Lodge Cottage at right by a low, narrow range. Modernised at rear (not seen at resurvey).


Interior not available at resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

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

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Lodge Cottage
    At the south end of the village, at the end of the main drive to Penllyn Castle and opposite the church.
  • 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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