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Garehouse at Llanfythin Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llancarfan, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4324 / 51°25'56"N

Longitude: -3.3663 / 3°21'58"W

OS Eastings: 305113

OS Northings: 171260

OS Grid: ST051712

Mapcode National: GBR HP.NVB9

Mapcode Global: VH6FH.L8Q8

Plus Code: 9C3RCJJM+WF

Entry Name: Garehouse at Llanfythin Farmhouse

Listing Date: 28 January 1963

Last Amended: 8 September 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13610

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located to the N of Llancarfan village located on a private lane leading W from the Llancarfan- Bonvilston Road, immediately in front of Llanfythin Farmhouse.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Llancarfan

Community: Llancarfan

Locality: Llanfythin

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Llanfythin farm is set on the site of a grange to Margam Abbey and a pre-Norman cemetery. After the dissolution of the Abbey in 1536 Sir John Raglan of Garnllwyd tenanted the property and in 1546 Sir Edward Carne purchased the property from the Crown. The farm subsequently passed to Richard Carne of Nash and later passed into the hands of the Bassett family who built the gatehouse to the front of the property in 1636. In 1679 Thomas Bassett sold it to Sir Richard Bassett of Beaupre. After his death in 1707 it was bought by Robert Jones of Fonmon. In the C19 the house passed into the ownership of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.


Dated 1636, 2-storey gatehouse of lime-washed rubble elevations with pitched-slated roof. Flight of stone steps on E side rising to large opening with recess doorway with heavy complex ovolo-moulded doorframe with fleur-de-lis stops. The lintel above the doorway is carved with "T.T.1636 BB" presumably referring to Thomas Bassett. Exposed oak joists and wide oak boards above. First-floor access via external stone stair on SW corner rising to boarded door. Single chamber, un-ceiled with later ovolo-moulded 3-light mullion window to front and rear face with exposed timber lintels. Large open fireplace on north face with projecting oak bressumer carried on stone corbels. Exposed original roof structure has principals without corners and two trenched purlins.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II as a rare surviving example of a C17 gatehouse to a minor gentry house and for group value with Llanfythin Farmhouse.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Llanfythin Farmhouse
    Farmhouse set on the W side of the Nant Llancarfan valley 1km due N of the village of Llancarfan.
  • 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.
  • 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 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* Garnllwyd Farmhouse
    Located on the N side of the Nant Llancarfan stream, N of Llancarfan Village.
  • I St Cadoc's Parish Church
    Located at centre of village.
  • II Telephone Call-box between the Parish Hall and the bridge
    On the pavement set back at the W end of the bridge. Beside the Parish Hall which is to the E of the churchyard.
  • II Ruins of Llantrithyd Place
    Located SW of the churchyard of Llantrithyd parish church, fronting the Nant Llantrithyd to the SW.

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