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Church Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanishen, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5289 / 51°31'44"N

Longitude: -3.1894 / 3°11'22"W

OS Eastings: 317584

OS Northings: 181782

OS Grid: ST175817

Mapcode National: GBR KF1.TW

Mapcode Global: VH6F0.NTQT

Entry Name: Church Inn

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 10 October 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13813

Building Class: Commercial

Location: In the centre of the village nearly opposite the church. At the junction of Ty Glas Road and Heol Hir. The N front faces the road, the S front, a car park.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Llanishen (Llanisien)

Community: Llanishen

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

C18 vernacular house with lobby entrance, formerly with kitchen, hall and inner room. The building subsequently became an inn, and a parallel range was added to the N, probably in the C19.

Exterior

Georgian style inn of 2 storeys constructed of rendered stone under replaced slate roofs with rendered stacks. The earlier S range is wider and lower and the S front has a flat-roofed porch to L of centre, probably early C20; half-glazed and wood panelled with double doors. Hornless sash windows with flat heads to lower storey; wide 12-over-12-pane sash to R of doorway, 8-over-8-pane to L of doorway and to far R. Three similar 8-over-8-pane sashes under cambered heads to upper storey, not aligned with those below. Fire-escape door to far L reached by metal staircase. Adjoining the W gable of the S range is a lower bay of rubble stone, beyond which are large late C20 additions. The S range has end stacks and a ridge stack to centre. The R stack is corbelled at 1st floor level to the E gable end. The N front of the N range has a porch to R centre as S side. To its L are 3 x 8-over-8-pane horned sashes with flat heads; late C20 multi-pane casement to R of porch. The upper storey has 4 x 4-pane horned sash windows with cambered heads, symmetrically arranged. Stacks to L end and R of centre. W gable has small late C20 casement offset to R; single-storey lean-to below with large late C20 window to N side.

Interior

Inside the S porch is a part-glazed C20 door with cambered head. Lobby entrance with chimney straight ahead and doorways to R and L. That to R leads to a large E room (formerly hall and inner room). Original stone fireplace to central chimney with chamfered and slightly cambered timber lintel. The ceiling has 3 cross-beams, medium chamfered with ogee stops. To the L of the entrance is a smaller room (the original kitchen) which has a large bar to the R with boarded front, which runs along the centre of the building and also serves the N range. Near the bar is a cross-beam with ogee stops, with another encased or replaced to the W. Flagstone floor. Kitchens and cloakrooms beyond; there was originally a fireplace with bake-oven at this end. The N range is open-plan.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an C18 house (and later inn) which retains its vernacular Georgian character and detail, a rare survivor of suburban encroachment around Cardiff.

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