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Gatepiers, Gates and Boundary Walls at entrance to Penllyn Castle Main Drive

A Grade II Listed Building in Penllyn, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4743 / 51°28'27"N

Longitude: -3.4793 / 3°28'45"W

OS Eastings: 297353

OS Northings: 176076

OS Grid: SS973760

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.L9KB

Mapcode Global: VH5HS.M6ZM

Entry Name: Gatepiers, Gates and Boundary Walls at entrance to Penllyn Castle Main Drive

Listing Date: 7 April 1989

Last Amended: 30 April 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13435

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the south end of the village, immediately to west of Penllyn Church and Lodge Cottage.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Cowbridge

Community: Penllyn (Pen-llin)

Community: Penllyn

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Probably contemporary with the Church and Lodge Cottage, mid to late C19. 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.

Exterior

Freestone square piers with crenellated cornice and pyramidal caps with finials (similar to those on the gables of Lodge Cottage); blank coats of arms. Low iron gates. The abutting boundary walls are ramped down to either side and curve outwards. To left, continuing along the frontage of the churchyard including the gated entry, also with square gate piers, though these have cross-gabled caps, and to right, fronting Lodge Cottage, and ending at a further gate pier at the edge of the road junction.

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