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Church Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Newcastle Higher (Y Castellnewydd), Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.5246 / 51°31'28"N

Longitude: -3.5969 / 3°35'49"W

OS Eastings: 289307

OS Northings: 181840

OS Grid: SS893818

Mapcode National: GBR HC.H3ZM

Mapcode Global: VH5HB.LYS3

Entry Name: Church Lodge

Listing Date: 13 November 1997

Last Amended: 13 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19054

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located immediately SW of Pen-y-Fai church on N side of the former entrance to Court Colman and with iron gateway attached.

County: Bridgend

Community: Newcastle Higher (Y Castellnewydd)

Community: Newcastle Higher

Locality: Pen-y-Fai

Built-Up Area: Bridgend

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Built 1903 by R.W. Llewellyn of Court Colman. The lodge, one of a pair with School Lodge, stands at the former main entrance to Court Colman.


Tudor-Gothic style, single-storey lodge, consisting of a main range with gable facing the road, and with a wing at right angles set back to R. Of coursed, rock-faced Pennant sandstone with ashlar dressings and banding in Ham stone. Renewed slate roof with stone stack to wing; the main elevations have cusped barge boards with billets. The main range has, to front, a 3-light mullioned and transomed bay window, above which is the Llewellyn coat of arms in relief in a recessed Ham stone panel with ogee head. The wing has a 2-light mullioned window to the front, with a fixed light in gable end. In the L side wall of main range is a timber-framed porch on a dwarf wall, with an oak bench inside it. The doorway has a chamfered surround; the door is boarded and has fake strap hinges. (Further ranges behind are modern. A courtyard wall is attached to L side of porch.)


Modernised internally but containing an ornate cast iron fireplace in the main range, and a single stained glass shield in red with three white chevrons (the Trinity) in gable-end window of wing.

Reasons for Listing

A small lodge of distinctive character and detail, and an integral component of a fine group of buildings at the former entrance to Court Colman.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gateway at former entrance to Court Colman.
    Located immediately SW of Pen-y-Fai church across the former entrance drive to Court Colman, attached to Church Lodge on N side and School Lodge on S side.
  • II School Lodge
    Located SW of Pen-y-Fai church on S side of a driveway to Court Colman and with iron gates attached.
  • II Church of All Saints, Pen-y-Fai
    Located on the S side of Pen-y-Fai village on W side of Heol Eglwys.
  • II The Pheasant
    Located on E side of Heol Eglwys, NE of church, and facing playground to S.
  • II Court Colman
    Approximately 1km W of Pen-y-Fai church, reached by private drive S of minor road between Pen-y-Fai and Llangewydd Court. Faces S with forecourt and extensive lawn in front.
  • II Tynygarn Mile marker
    Located on W side of A4063 (Bridgend Road) opposite a junction with a minor road to Glan Rhyd Bridge.
  • II Tondu Road Underbridge
    On a minor to the east of the A4063 Tondu Road, close to the River Ogmore.
  • II* Glan Rhyd Railway Viaduct
    Spanning River Ogmore on a minor road E of A4063 and almost directly beneath viaduct of M4.

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