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Walterstone Fach

A Grade II Listed Building in Llancarfan, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4322 / 51°25'55"N

Longitude: -3.3403 / 3°20'25"W

OS Eastings: 306921

OS Northings: 171206

OS Grid: ST069712

Mapcode National: GBR HQ.P2HD

Mapcode Global: VH6FJ.18YF

Plus Code: 9C3RCMJ5+VV

Entry Name: Walterstone Fach

Listing Date: 30 October 1972

Last Amended: 8 September 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14070

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set on the E side of the Walterstone hamlet to the NE of Llancarfan village, NE of Trewallter Fawr.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Llancarfan

Community: Llancarfan

Locality: Walterstone

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Substantial farmhouse of C16 date possibly two units which were incorporated into one by a central linking cell, in the C18(?).


2 storey, 4 bays, limewashed rubble elevations under thatched roof with eyebrows. Three stacks, 2 gable, 1 axial, rendered, painted white. Modern timber fenestration to all elevations in original openings. Substantial linked modern 2 storey extension at SW end. Front elevation has 3 casements to ground floor with square stair window. To first floor, four 2-light casements, 3 beneath eyebrows. Rear elevation has six 2-light casements to ground floor with 4-centred dressed stone doorway to SW end. Two casements at NW end built into large blocked up opening. First floor has seven 2-light casements.


Three cell plan to ground floor. The SW and NE cell appears to date from the later C16. The SW cell has a large open fire with replaced timber bressumer at S end, cross corner stair rising on the N side. This stair has a cross slab roof and polished limestone treads accessed via a low 4-centred timber doorway, with modern door. There are four exposed beams with hollow chamfers and hollow stop with fillet. At the N end is a plank and mountain screen with small inner room on N side. On S side of inner room is a stone 4-centred doorway. E of hall has three exposed beams with broad chamfers and broached stops. Large open fire at E end has cross corner stair on N side without outshut accessed via a 3-centred timber doorway with plain chamfer. First floor has longitudinal corridor running E to W on N side. Exposed principal afters to collar level, some with angled curved feet and plain chamfers. Other roof details not visible.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II as a thatched vernacular farmhouse of C16 origin retaining significant internal features, particularly the plank and mountain screen.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Trewallter Fawr Farmhouse
    Set on the E side of the Walterstone hamlet to the NE of the Llancarfan village.
  • II Barn at Trewallter Fawr
    Located immediately to the E of Trewallter Fawr.
  • II* Garnllwyd Farmhouse
    Located on the N side of the Nant Llancarfan stream, N of Llancarfan Village.
  • II Barn at Garnllwyd
    Approximately 1km N of Llancarfan. Reached by a track E off the by-road and sited immediately to NW of the Garnllwyd Farmhouse.
  • II Llanfythin Mill
    Located on the N side of the Nant Llancarfan Stream, N of Llancarfan village, SW of Garnllwyd Farmhouse, E of Bonvilston-Llancarfan Road.
  • II Llanfythin Millhouse
    Located on the N side of the Nant Llancarfan Stream, N of Llancarfan village, SW of Garnllwyd Farmhouse, E of Bonvilston-Llancarfan Road.

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