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Watford Fach Farmhouse with adjoining former barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Caerphilly (Caerffili), Caerphilly

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5658 / 51°33'56"N

Longitude: -3.2305 / 3°13'49"W

OS Eastings: 314806

OS Northings: 185930

OS Grid: ST148859

Mapcode National: GBR HW.DD4C

Mapcode Global: VH6DS.YXJ1

Entry Name: Watford Fach Farmhouse with adjoining former barn

Listing Date: 4 July 1975

Last Amended: 18 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13558

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Fronting Watford Road as it climbs out of the town towards Caerphilly mountain. Opposite Plas Watford.

County: Caerphilly

Town: Caerphilly

Community: Caerphilly (Caerffili)

Community: Caerphilly

Locality: Watford

Built-Up Area: Caerphilly

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

C17 farmhouse with adjoining barn. The 3 unit house contained a hall, inner room and parlour.

Exterior

Two-storey, 3-window, lobby-entry house facing E. Rendered under a stone tiled roof. Ridge stack and N end stack. Gabled porch R of centre with C20 panelled door. Two windows to L of entrance and 1 to R. Two-casement multipane wooden windows with flat heads and raised surrounds. Three windows to upper storey, not aligned with those below. Small 8-pane window L of sash, and R window as below. The adjoining former barn to the L is rendered under a slate roof. Single storey, 3-window front. Two top-hung multipane windows and one UPVC window.

The rear of the house has a large single storey lean-to with door and window, and top-hung window to S side. Further N is a gabled range which joins the former single-storey stable block, now converted for accommodation. The rear of the barn has a central door under a segmental arch of voussoirs flanked by C20 windows as front.

Interior

No access to interior at time of inspection (23/9/98).

Reasons for Listing

Listed, notwithstanding modern alterations, for its interest as a sub-medieval lobby-entry farmhouse.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Plas Watford
    Set back from the road as it climbs up towards Caerphilly Mountain. Opposite Watford Fach Farmhouse.
  • II Watford Chapel
    Located on a steep hill below Caerphilly mountain, S of Caerphilly town centre. The gabled entrance fronts the road. To the N is the burial ground.
  • II Church of St Martin
    Located on the S side of Caerphilly town at the junction of Mountain Road and St Martins Road, just N of the railway station.
  • II Milestone
    Located outside the Coach House Gallery to the S of Warren Drive.
  • II Wesley Methodist Church
    Located at the junction of Crescent Road and St Fagan's Street, just W of the town centre. Set into the slope with elevated entry over basement area.
  • II Farm Range with Bee-boles at Beddau Farmhouse
    Located at the junction of St Cenydd Road and Nantgarw Road. The bee-boles are in a wall overlooking the front garden of Beddau farmhouse.
  • II Memorial to David Williams
    In the park overlooking the lake immediately S of Caerphilly Castle.
  • II The Court House
    Set back from Cardiff Road on a sharp bend. Town centre position overlooking S lake to Caerphilly Castle at rear.

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