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Village Farm

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

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Latitude: 51.4497 / 51°26'58"N

Longitude: -3.4155 / 3°24'55"W

OS Eastings: 301736

OS Northings: 173251

OS Grid: ST017732

Mapcode National: GBR HM.MTWV

Mapcode Global: VH6F8.RT7J

Plus Code: 9C3RCHXM+VR

Entry Name: Village Farm

Listing Date: 22 September 1995

Last Amended: 22 September 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16423

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 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.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Llanfair (Llan-fair)

Community: Llanfair

Locality: St Hilary

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Substantial mid C16 farmhouse. Two storeys with steeply pitched roof clad in heavy slates to the S and Welsh slates to the N. Constructed of coursed limestone rubble. Main four window range aligned on E/W axis with four rubble stone stacks, two axial, two gable. S elevation has restored two-light round-headed sunk-chamfered, dressed-stone mullioned windows, beneath hoodmoulds. Four to ground and same to first with later square-headed timber door and frame offset towards E end. At W end is a later gabled, single storey extension with multi-paned timber casements, at junction of main range and later extension is a square-headed stairlight at ground and first floor levels. N elevation has single storey lean-to outshut in limestone rubble, running across the central two thirds of the rear elevation. Of uncertain date, but having historic character, with three casement windows to ground floor, two set within re-used (?) dressed stone jambs and utilising round-headed dressed stone window-heads inverted as lintols. On E side of outshut is another two-light, round headed mullioned window, beneath hoodmould. At first floor level to the E and W of the outshut are multi-paned casements with exposed lintols. The E gable has a small four paned casement to the right side at high level. The W gable has two casements to ground and two smaller ones to the attic level. A number of rooflights have been inserted to the front and rear roofslopes. Mounting block to E elevation.


Three cell plan with central hall flanked by kitchen to the W and parlour to the E. Entered via doorway on S elevation into lobby between hall and parlour. The parlour retains exposed ceiling beams of heavy section with broad chamfers and round stops. The joists are also chamfered with straight cut stops and fillet. Central hall chamber has dressed stone fireplace on W side with bake oven in S jamb under stair. Three exposed chamfered and stopped beams. lateral entry stone stair to NE corner of room. Doorway to N of fire on W elevation leads into kitchen with large fireplace on W wall with cross corner stone stairs on SE corner. Four centred stone doorways on N and S elevation, the S doorway leading into modern single storey extension whilst that on the N wall leads into the rear lean-to. At first floor level the W chamber is heated by a fire on the W wall with a cross corner stair on the SE corner giving access to the attic over W cell. Central and E chamber accessed only via ground floor stair in central hall. Central chamber at first floor has stair in NW corner, E chamber has direct entry stone stair to a NW corner, with open fire on E elevation.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II, notwithstanding modern alterations, as a good example of a mid C16 Vale of Glamorgan farmhouse, retaining many internal features and with significant group value within the conservation area.

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  • II Telephone Call-box opposite Village Farm
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  • 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
  • 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 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 Bassett Family Tomb Enclosure in Churchyard of Parish Church of St Hilary
    Located within the churchyard to the E of the church.
  • II Churchyard Cross at Parish Church of St Hilary
    Located within the churchyard, to the SE of St Hilary parish church.
  • II* Parish Church of St Hilary
    Located at the centre of St Hilary village.
  • II The Cottage
    Located to the E of St Hilary village, set back off of the Llantrithyd road, accessed from the lane by a long private drive from the road leading E out of the village.

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