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Eight rickstands to N side of Cog Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Sully, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4128 / 51°24'46"N

Longitude: -3.2054 / 3°12'19"W

OS Eastings: 316262

OS Northings: 168885

OS Grid: ST162688

Mapcode National: GBR HX.Q6FD

Mapcode Global: VH6FL.DR8B

Entry Name: Eight rickstands to N side of Cog Farm

Listing Date: 30 January 1992

Last Amended: 25 September 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13459

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Cog Farm lies to W of the T-junction in Cog, N of Sully Village; the rickstands are situated at the NE edge of the former rickyard bordering the fields and to the rear of the farmyard buildings which

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Sully and Lavernock (Sili a Larnog)

Community: Sully

Locality: Cog

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Cog Farm was built 1816-7 by Evan Thomas of Sully House; the rickstands are probably contemporary. Cog Farm was laid out on a model farm plan and included extensive farm ranges to front and separate rickyard to rear. To improve agricultural prosperity, 5 farms and 4 tenements were reduced by Evan Thomas to two large farms, Cog and Hayes, and a system of controlled crop rotation and fertilizing was instituted. The presence of a large group of rickstands indicates the volume of corn that was grown. In a report on the state of agriculture in Glamorgan by Jospeh Darby 1885, Cog is described as a farm of 700 acres (283.5 hectares) of which 550 (222.8) are arable. The rickstands kept unthreshed corn above the moist ground and the lips provided protection against rodents.

Exterior

The eight circular rickstands are approximately 3m high, stone built and lipped at the top. In plan they form a right angle at the edge of the former rickyard.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a rare Welsh example of this type of agricultural structure. Group value with the farmyard buildings and farmhouse.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Planned group of farmyard buildings at Cog Farm
    Cog Farm lies W of the T-junction in Cog, NE of Sully village; the farmyards and farm ranges are to W of the farmhouse.
  • II Cog House
    Forming the E range of the farm complex set back behind wall with iron railings, just W of the T-junction with Swanbridge Road and Sully Road, NE of Sully village.
  • II Nicells
    At the northern end of Swanbridge Road at the junction with Cog Road and Sully Road, on the western side overlooking the complex of Cog Farm.
  • II Barn at Home Farm
    On the hillside just E of the junction of Sully Road, Cog Road and Swanbridge Road, near the enclosed farmyard and reached by a track.
  • II Downs Farmhouse
    SE of the main village on the edge of the low-lying land known as the Moors, reached by a drive.
  • II Limekiln
    In a private garden, close to the lane, a cul-de-sac, on the slope S of Cog Road.
  • II Church of St John the Baptist
    At the W end of the C20 urban development of Sully, the core of the former village, in a large roughly triangular churchyard on a corner site with Cog Road.
  • II Swanbridge House
    Directly facing the sea, separated from it only by a narrow lane; within a garden bounded at front by a wall with cast iron railings,gates and iron gatepiers.

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