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Trewallter Fawr Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Llancarfan, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4315 / 51°25'53"N

Longitude: -3.3408 / 3°20'26"W

OS Eastings: 306885

OS Northings: 171129

OS Grid: ST068711

Mapcode National: GBR HQ.P2C8

Mapcode Global: VH6FJ.18PY

Plus Code: 9C3RCMJ5+HM

Entry Name: Trewallter Fawr Farmhouse

Listing Date: 28 January 1963

Last Amended: 8 September 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13606

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set on the E side of the Walterstone hamlet to the NE of the Llancarfan village.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Llancarfan

Community: Llancarfan

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Substantial gentry farmhouse of early C17 origins extended to the N in the later C17. Originally thatched with eyebrows, slated in the C19 when the wall plate was lifted giving a uniform eaves line. Dated lime-stone sill in hall bears the inscription "Thomas Richard 1725".


Two-storey farmhouse set behind low boundary wall. Four bays, with distinctive red colour-washed elevations. Slated roof, 3 ashlar stacks, 2 gable, 1 axial. Four 2-light sunk chamfered mullioned windows with hollow chamfered hoodmoulds to ground floor of C17 date. Original door, ashlar door surround, plain chamfer with straight-cut stops beneath hoodmould. Three 2-light mullioned windows to first floor. Rear elevation, four 2-light mullions to ground floor and single stair light set at intermediate floor level beneath central stack. First floor has three 2-light mullions and single square-headed light at far W end. Later single storey round-ended lean-to to W end with modern fenestration. Former one and a half storey kitchen (?) now linked at ground-floor level with lean-to conservatory on W elevation. Substantial gable stack at W end with small lights flanking stack. It is understood that this building may also have been used as a forge.


Two-unit, lobby entry house. Western hall has substantial rubble fire on W gable with cross cornerstone stair on N side. Fire retains original chamfered timber bressumer and early stone oven in N jamb set beneath stair. In front of this oven the jamb has been rebuilt in brick and now contains Victorian oven. Surviving C17 wrought iron chimney pot-crane and C17/C18 mechanical spit winder set above bressumer. Flag-stone floor. Four exposed beams with medium chamfers. Window sills of polished lime-stones slabs with reeding to upper face, 1 with inscription. East parlour cell has shallow fire at W end with built-in settle to N side. Distinctive dressed stone jambs with inscribed criss-cross pattern and projected knots. Cross-corner stair to S side of fire with C18 raised and fielded 2-panelled elm door. Four exposed beams with medium chamfers and ogee stops. Simple reeded border to plaster ceiling. Door between hall and parlour matches stair door. First-floor plan reflects ground floor, chamber over hall subdivided into 3 with corridor on N side. Principal chamber over parlour has open fire with corbelled bressumer at E end. Parlour staircase discharges to principal E chamber and ancillary room to W.

Surviving stone stile to W side of house which incorporates similar patterned dressed stone work to parlour fireplace.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II* for the especially fine historic character of this gentry farmhouse with surviving C17 fenestration and good interiors.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Barn at Trewallter Fawr
    Located immediately to the E of Trewallter Fawr.
  • II Walterstone Fach
    Set on the E side of the Walterstone hamlet to the NE of Llancarfan village, NE of Trewallter Fawr.
  • II* Garnllwyd Farmhouse
    Located on the N side of the Nant Llancarfan stream, N of Llancarfan Village.
  • II Barn at Garnllwyd
    Approximately 1km N of Llancarfan. Reached by a track E off the by-road and sited immediately to NW of the Garnllwyd Farmhouse.
  • II Llanfythin Mill
    Located on the N side of the Nant Llancarfan Stream, N of Llancarfan village, SW of Garnllwyd Farmhouse, E of Bonvilston-Llancarfan Road.
  • II Llanfythin Millhouse
    Located on the N side of the Nant Llancarfan Stream, N of Llancarfan village, SW of Garnllwyd Farmhouse, E of Bonvilston-Llancarfan Road.

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