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NE, SE and SW Walls, Gatepiers and Railings enclosing Landough Castle and Gatehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfair (Llan-fair), Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4468 / 51°26'48"N

Longitude: -3.4483 / 3°26'54"W

OS Eastings: 299445

OS Northings: 172976

OS Grid: SS994729

Mapcode National: GBR HK.N5BC

Mapcode Global: VH6F8.5WVR

Entry Name: NE, SE and SW Walls, Gatepiers and Railings enclosing Landough Castle and Gatehouse

Listing Date: 13 May 1981

Last Amended: 22 September 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15764

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located to the NE/SE and SW of Llandough Castle and Gatehouse.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Llanfair (Llan-fair)

Community: Llanfair

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Exterior

Walls of various dates from the C15 to the later C19. Extensively rebuilt and modified. On the S side of enclosure, to NE of gatehouse are a tall pair of stone gate piers with ball finials, flanking a tall pair of C19 iron gates with arrow headed finials. Adjoining these on the NE are foundations of a stone dwarf wall and a screen of tall C19 iron railings with arrow headed finials set slightly to the S of the extant footings of the former C15 SE courtyard wall. The dwarf wall and railings extend NE as far as the C15 NE wall, once the NE courtyard wall. This is a thick stone wall, retaining in its SW face a fireplace and blocked openings.

To SW of gatehouse, a high castellated wall, partly repaired and rebuilt, and incorporating a doorway and later C20 vehicular doors, runs to SW angle. From here, a castellated wall on top of a grass embankment with limestone kerb returns NW to a point roughly parallel with rectangular bay windows in SW elevation of Llandough Castle. Beyond, a pair of C19 iron gates, once at Cardiff Docks.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II for group value with Llandough Castle and Gatehouse.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Llandough Castle
    Located to the NW of St Dochdwy parish church, Llandough. Set back from the road frontage behind high boundary walls.
  • II* The Gatehouse (including attached boundary walls)
    On higher ground close to Llandough Castle, in the centre of the village and approached along a narrow lane.
  • II Llandough Castle Flats
    Located immediately to the W of Llandough Castle, to which it was formerly attached.
  • II Parish Church of St Dochdwy
    Located at the centre of Llandough village, to the S of Llandough castle, within the Castle precincts.
  • II Village Hall
    Located on the E side of the road leading from The Herberts to Llandough village, approximately 1km S of Llandough village. Set back off the road behind a pair of iron gates, set in front of the Rec
  • II The Rectory
    Located immediately to the rear of the Old Schoolhouse.
  • II Kingscombe
    About 50m SW of Church Hall, on bend as road rises.
  • II Telephone Call-Box Near Brook Cottage
    To S of Brook Cottage.

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