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Combination Farm Building at Flemingston Court

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Athan (Sain Tathan), Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4205 / 51°25'13"N

Longitude: -3.4148 / 3°24'53"W

OS Eastings: 301719

OS Northings: 170004

OS Grid: ST017700

Mapcode National: GBR HM.PMRZ

Mapcode Global: VH6FG.RKLD

Entry Name: Combination Farm Building at Flemingston Court

Listing Date: 17 February 1992

Last Amended: 3 September 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13464

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Immediately to south-east of Flemingston Court and in the centre of the village which is approximately 2km north of St Athan.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Barry

Community: St. Athan (Sain Tathan)

Community: St. Athan

Locality: Flemingston

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Mid C19 planned farmyard group including a possibly late C18 barn serving the early C16 Flemingston Court. The lower ranges are contemporary with similar model farm complexes in the Vale of Glamorgan. Late C20 alterations of various kinds.

Exterior

U-plan building with the barn on the north-west side, by the house and parallel ranges attached at either end. Local lias limestone rubble ranges, with dressed voussoirs and quoins, forming the north-west, north-east and south-west sides of the farmyard, Welsh slate roofs, some are replaced with corrugated steel sheeting.
Comprises long barn directly opposite Flemingston Court; cambered heads to central barn doors and flanking loft doors and dove-box openings below eaves. Altered and much extended on south-east side; short range stepped down at north-east end with monopitch roof and square headed openings. The farmyard elevation of the barn has a modern concrete block lean-to hiding most of it. The farmyard wings rise to approximately eaves level of the barn; that to the south-west is a cowhouse, distinctive for its semicircular headed openings (some blocked); corrugated roof at south-east end, The north-east range includes a cartshed with cambered openings (mostly blocked) and the roof continues down at the south-east end over a projection with slit ventilators; loft door to gable end.

Interior

Only partly seen at resurvey (December 2003) but no particular features noted except for a plain, probably late C18, principal rafter roof in the barn

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a planned Victorian farm and for its group value with the closely adjacent buildings of Flemingston Court.

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