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Longcross Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Trowbridge, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5057 / 51°30'20"N

Longitude: -3.1081 / 3°6'29"W

OS Eastings: 323187

OS Northings: 179114

OS Grid: ST231791

Mapcode National: GBR J1.J6XD

Mapcode Global: VH7BQ.2FQ2

Entry Name: Longcross Farm

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 20 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13823

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Wentloog Road has been blocked off and absorbed into an as yet (Spring 2000) undeveloped industrial estate; farmhouse is reached through an estate road via a security barrier off Wentloog Avenue.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Trowbridge

Community: Trowbridge

Locality: Wentloog Level

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Mid C17 later extended along same axis. Appears as Llancross on Tithe map.

Exterior

Long farmhouse. Of lime-rendered stone rubble with thatched roof and brick end and ridge stacks. Single storey and attic. Original unit to right (W) has 3 dormers with thatched gabled roofs, boarded surrounds and 12-pane sashes; 3 similar larger windows to ground floor with doorway centre right which has boarded door and overlight; additional small (staircase) window between the two windows to left. Later though contiguous wing to left, division marked by a stone pier attached to front wall, has separate door and sash window and flat-roofed extension. Battered.

Interior

Older unit to right retains fireplace with bressumer and old bread oven, stone stairs beside and large chamfered and stopped cross beam. Partition divides off an inner room to right with boxed-in beam. A-frame roof reported as surviving with 2 rows of purlins.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a regional farmhouse unusually retaining a thatched roof as well as its C17 core.

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  • II Ty-du and adjoining byre and stable
    On the levels, facing the main thoroughfare from which it is separated by a small reen; very near the SE community boundary.
  • II Pill du Farm
    Still in a semi-rural location though housing development is encroaching; reached by a narrow lane, Hendre Road, from Trowbridge, which here runs beside Pil-du Reen.
  • II Quarry Hill House
    At the end of a short drive and looking S to playing fields at St Illtyd's RC school.

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