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White House Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandaff, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4949 / 51°29'41"N

Longitude: -3.2179 / 3°13'4"W

OS Eastings: 315547

OS Northings: 178036

OS Grid: ST155780

Mapcode National: GBR K7G.F2

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.5PPB

Entry Name: White House Cottage

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 June 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13715

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the north-east side of The Cathedral Green and part of the important group of buildings surrounding it.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Llandaff (Llandaf)

Community: Llandaff

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Probably C18 but may have some older fabric. John Speed's plan of 1610 shows a house on this site. The building was affected by the land mine which so badly damaged the Cathedral in January 1941 but the front elevation remains as it was before in appearance.

Exterior

The building is rendered, presumably over local rubblestone, with a Welsh slate gabled roof, rebuilt after bomb damage. Double depth central entrance plan. Two storeys with a three bay entrance front. Centre doorway with sloping hood on brackets, glazed door. Sash windows with glazing bars and horns, 6 over 6 panes. Gable stacks. Rear elevation with alterations since being damaged by bomb blast in 1941.

Interior

Interior not inspected at resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a largely C18 house and for its group value with the other listed buildings around The Cathedral Green.

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