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Brynffrwd Entrance and Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Coychurch Lower (Llangrallo Isaf), Bridgend

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5048 / 51°30'17"N

Longitude: -3.5326 / 3°31'57"W

OS Eastings: 293726

OS Northings: 179540

OS Grid: SS937795

Mapcode National: GBR HG.JG4M

Mapcode Global: VH5HK.QFBS

Entry Name: Brynffrwd Entrance and Lodge

Listing Date: 15 October 1997

Last Amended: 15 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18970

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the main village thoroughfare, W of the church, the stream of Nant Brynglas flowing alongside.

County: Bridgend

Community: Coychurch Lower (Llangrallo Isaf)

Community: Coychurch Lower

Locality: Coychurch

Built-Up Area: Bridgend

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Lodge dated 1863 appears to be contemporary with Brynffrwd house, which does not appear on Tithe Map of 1841 or 1861 census, but appears by 1871 and is on first edition OS map of 1877. Bridge, walls and gateway also appear to be part of the original entrance design. Grounds were originally larger and roadside boundary was defined by decorative bridges, one of which adjacent to main bridge is included, the other, still extant, is separated by modern infill development.

Exterior

Lodge is a small single one and a half storey gatehouse in Gothic Revival style on right of entrance. Built of coursed dressed stone, rendered to rear, with Welsh slate roof, ashlar coping with dogtooth finials, ridge and kneelers; rear chimney. Plan of rectangular wing with opposing cross gables, higher and deeper to right. Windows are pointed slightly ogee shaped lancets with diamond quarries and opening lights, paired to sides, under hood moulds; quatrefoils in gables. Cross gable left forms front entrance with square headed hood mould and heavy foliage stops, ogee arched doorway and diagonally boarded door; datestone in gable.

Entrance comprises gatepiers, gates, drive bridge and decorative boundary bridge.
Tall gatepiers are of deeply channelled ashlar with cross gabled capstones; the decorative wooden gates with iron panels are swept to matching height; small wicket gate to lodge right. Drive bridge is of coursed stone, double arched over the stream with low parapet with ashlar saddleback coping on either side, curved to roadside and ending in piers with capstones adjacent to the main gates. Boundary bridge across stream is a wall of two segmental arches with central pier, only one course wide and with rough stone coping.

Reasons for Listing

Included together with separately listed house as an almost intact domestic complex of 1860s, with interesting contrast in styles and depicting contemporary social aspirations.

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