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Briardene Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxwich, Swansea, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.5588 / 51°33'31"N

Longitude: -4.1707 / 4°10'14"W

OS Eastings: 249619

OS Northings: 186668

OS Grid: SS496866

Mapcode National: GBR GS.LRXS

Mapcode Global: VH3N3.N2GV

Plus Code: 9C3QHR5H+GP

Entry Name: Briardene Cottage

Listing Date: 30 April 1997

Last Amended: 29 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18424

Building Class: Domestic

Location: About 400m NNW of Oxwich Castle, on S side of main village street.

County: Swansea

Community: Penrice (Pen-rhys)

Community: Penrice

Locality: Oxwich

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Late C17/early C18 house, formerly a farm in the Penrice estates; additional cottage added to W, early C19; now all one house. The house has remains of charnel box above fireplace in main room (in existence within living memory). The box was used to smoke bacon etc and is a Gower feature which illustrates cultural links with N Devon, where the charnel box is also known.


House. Two storeys. Rubble, colourwashed, corrugated roof covering replacing thatch, chimneys to ends and centre. Asymmetrical front has, towards L, doorway with 2 windows above, and window to each side. To R, further doorway with small first floor window to R. Small lean-to to R. To rear 3 stone buttresses; 2 deeply-set windows to first floor, 3 deeply-set windows to ground floor.


Main room has fireplace with stop-chamfered beam; above fireplace, framing for charnel box; to L of fireplace, beginnings of stone spiral stair. Stop-chamfered beam to ceiling

Reasons for Listing

Listed as late C17/ early C18 house illustrating cultural links across the Severn Estuary, and making a contribution to the conservation area.

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  • II The Nook and The Cottage
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  • II Limekiln in Oxwich Wood
    To the south side of the road from Oxwich Bay to Ganderstreet.
  • II Oxwich Castle Dovecote
    To the north side of the north-east range of Oxwich Castle.
  • I Oxwich Castle
    On high ground 0.5km south of Oxwich village
  • II* Pitt Farmhouse
    At roadside, about 1km south of Penrice church. Small walled enclosure to north, separate to farmyard; gardens to south. Outbuildings in the north enclosure.
  • II Pitt Farm Buildings
    To the north of Pitt Farmhouse, in an informal grouping west of the road.
  • II* Church of St Illtyd
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