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The Bush Inn PH

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4501 / 51°27'0"N

Longitude: -3.4179 / 3°25'4"W

OS Eastings: 301570

OS Northings: 173300

OS Grid: ST015733

Mapcode National: GBR HM.MT5R

Mapcode Global: VH6F8.PTZ7

Entry Name: The Bush Inn PH

Listing Date: 22 September 1995

Last Amended: 22 September 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16420

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Located immediately to the NW of the parish church of St Hilary, on the N side of the lane, leading W towards New Beaupre.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Llanfair (Llan-fair)

Community: Llanfair

Locality: St Hilary

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Exterior

Thatched, two-storey Inn, of medieval origins, comprising a five windowed range aligned on an E/W axis. Elevations of coursed limestone rubble with two axial rubble stacks. thatched roof with two eyebrows on front elevation, the E end hipped. Front elevation illustrates the development of the building from a two cell, late medieval dwelling, with the addition of two later cells at E and W ends, the masonry of which butts up against the original cells with a straight joint. Modern gabled, rubble porch, over original two-centred doorway. Early central portion has six C19,multi-paned, two-light casements; whilst latter cells at E and W ends have modern fenestration. At the rear there are various, single storey, modern addition and one to the W end constructed in matching stonework and slate, tiled and flat roofs.

Interior

Originally of hearth passage plan, with hall and outer room, with later cells added at either end in C19 (?). Entered via unchamfered, two-centred doorway on front elevation into outer room which retains the opposed doorway on the N side. Pennant flagged floor. Heavy central beam with narrow chamfer and run-out stops, presumably an C18 replacement. Half beams at E and W ends of room with broad chamfer and hollow stops with fillet. Plain chamfered, two centred doorway on E side leads to hall cell. W cell has no exposed features and appears to be of C19 construction. Central hall cell has substantial C16 fire at W end with projecting, plain chamfered timber bressumer, carried on timber corbels. To the N side of the fire, the lateral entry stone stairs remain, within an outshut, with cross slab roof. The hall cell retains ceiling beams of heavy section, the girders having broad chamfers and hollow stops with fillet, whilst the joists are also broadly chamfered with diagonal stops. The later E cell retains no exposed features of interest.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II as a picturesque example of a vernacular Inn of medieval origins, retaining significant internal features of interest; which groups well with the parish church.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pigsty at Church Cottage
    Located to the W of Church Cottage, set within its garden, immediately to the W of the parish church of St Hilary and to the S of the Bush Inn.
  • II* Parish Church of St Hilary
    Located at the centre of St Hilary village.
  • II Churchyard Cross at Parish Church of St Hilary
    Located within the churchyard, to the SE of St Hilary parish church.
  • II Bassett Family Tomb Enclosure in Churchyard of Parish Church of St Hilary
    Located within the churchyard to the E of the church.
  • II No 1 Manor Cottages
    Situated on the edge of the village centre immediately to the SE of the churchyard of St Hilary's parish church. Set above the corner by the road junction with rubble walled garden.
  • II No 2 Manor Cottages
    Situated on the edge of the village centre immediately to the SE of the churchyard of St Hilary's parish church. Set above the corner by the road junction with rubble walled garden.
  • II Village Farm
    Located in the centre of the village of St Hilary, to the SE of the church and immediately to the SE of St Hilary Barn on the Llantrithyd Road.
  • II The Manor
    Set in its own grounds at the S edge of the village at right angles to the road. Rubble boundary wall to roadside including gateway with blank armorial type shield over stilted label. Ha-ha to garde

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