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