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Pen-pil (aka Penpill Farm Kennels)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cardiff, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.5068 / 51°30'24"N

Longitude: -3.0993 / 3°5'57"W

OS Eastings: 323801

OS Northings: 179229

OS Grid: ST238792

Mapcode National: GBR J1.J93W

Mapcode Global: VH7BQ.7DD6

Plus Code: 9C3RGW42+P7

Entry Name: Pen-pil (aka Penpill Farm Kennels)

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 20 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13824

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set end-on to Wentloog Road, which is no longer a thoroughfare, and now adjacent to a large industrial development site off the new Wentloog Avenue.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Trowbridge

Community: Trowbridge

Locality: Wentloog Level

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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c 1700. Formerly thatched. Shown with porch on Tithe map of 1846. Former byre later incorporated into dwelling.


Farmhouse with attached ranges either side. Of stone rubble, rendered and painted, with steeply pitched Welsh slate roof and brick end stacks. Single storey and attic with upper windows projecting into the roof. Ground floor windows either side of a central gabled porch; all windows and doorway currently boarded up. Battered. Wall to former front yard extend from either side. Stepped down to right is a two bay wing, probably formerly a byre, and at each end a single storey wing. Similar rear window openings to attic.


Interior believed to retain large stone fireplace with bake oven and stone stairs adjacent and massive cross beams chamfered and stopped. A-frame roof trusses with 2 rows of purlins.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a traditional regional farmhouse mainly retaining its historic fabric.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Longcross Farm
    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.
  • 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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