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Hill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Lisvane, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5514 / 51°33'5"N

Longitude: -3.2014 / 3°12'5"W

OS Eastings: 316795

OS Northings: 184297

OS Grid: ST167842

Mapcode National: GBR HX.FFFQ

Mapcode Global: VH6F0.G8DJ

Entry Name: Hill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 10 June 1977

Last Amended: 28 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13835

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the S facing slope of Caerphilly Mountain overlooking Llanishen and reached by a farm track, separated from the farmyard by a walled garden.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Lisvane (Llys-faen)

Community: Lisvane

Locality: Craig Llanisen

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Date of 1557 reported for early bay, the house enlarged early C19 to E and the byre to W curtailed, partly rebuilt and incorporated into dwelling. Surrounded by separate farm buildings of different periods.

Exterior

Farmhouse of 3 bays of unequal height. Of colour-washed stone rubble, part cement rendered, the roof part thatched; large brick stack, part slated, with centre ridge and end stacks. In the centre the thatched wing is single window width with small multipane casements. Stepped down to right and with a flatter roof pitch the 2-storey wing has two 6/6 pane casements to first floor and similar larger below, not matching and with cambered heads; ledged and boarded door to left. Stepped down to left is a single storey extension with similar cambered-headed casement window.

Interior

Interior of early wing retains 3 cross beams with broach stops and joists, and open fireplace with pillar stairs and timber treads adjacent.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a small early regional farmhouse retaining much of its character including a thatched roof.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Long Barn and attached courtyard wall, gates and railings
    Close to the entrance gateway to New House, on the hillside overlooking Cardiff.
  • II Castell Morgraig
    Located approximately 100m E of the car park of the Travellers' Rest Inn. On a steep scarp, the ground falling sharply to the N and S, with good visibility over the road from Cardiff to Caerphilly.
  • II* New House Hotel
    On the lower slopes of Caerphilly Mountain in countryside overlooking Cardiff and beyond the Bristol Channel, reached by a drive.
  • II Travellers Rest Inn
    Located on a sharp bend on the ridge top, before the road descends towards Cardiff. Castell Morgraig lies uphill to the E.
  • II Pantysgawen
    Situated on the lower slopes of Caerphilly mountain, just above the M4 and reached by a farm track behind Manor Park Hotel.
  • II Briwnant Farmhouse and adjoining farm range
    Set on a platform site the S slope of Caerphilly Mountain overlooking Cardiff and reached by a long track.

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