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Pool Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Cynffig, Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.52 / 51°31'12"N

Longitude: -3.7261 / 3°43'33"W

OS Eastings: 280338

OS Northings: 181537

OS Grid: SS803815

Mapcode National: GBR H6.HFGP

Mapcode Global: VH5HG.C2J2

Plus Code: 9C3RG7CF+2H

Entry Name: Pool Farmhouse

Listing Date: 2 January 1998

Last Amended: 2 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19179

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Pool Farm lies towards the N end of Kenfig, lying back from the N-S road and facing W.

County: Bridgend

Town: Cynffig

Community: Cornelly (Corneli)

Community: Cynffig

Locality: Kenfig

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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A two cell house of the later C17, extended to the rear by an added dairy in the C18, and remodelled to conform to a symmetrical central-entrance plan in the early C19, perhaps when a further outbuilding, now a kitchen was added to the N end. Originally of lobby-entry plan, the entrance opposite the principal N stack, but moved, probably in the C18 to its present central position. From within the door a stair rises to the upper floor, the external walls of which were probably raised. Two main ground floor rooms, the hall to the left with large gable stack and stair to the rear in an extension, and the parlour to the right, also with a gable stack.


Built of local limestone with sandstone dressings, now whitewashed, and a straw thatched roof. Two storeys, four bays with central entrance through a modern gabled porch. Stone Tudor arched doorway with hour-glass chamfer stops, and a moulded label over with down-turned ends. Paned timber windows of c.1900 on both floors. An extension of 1997 replaces the dairy at the rear, and a flat roofed extension has been added behind the C19 kitchen at the N end. A small single light C17 stone window lights the original stair above the flat roof.


Four roof trusses, the principals rising from within the walls, supporting two tiers of trenched purlins, with perhaps a third above the ceiling.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a substantial C17 farmhouse of regional type, with good detail, remodelled in the C19 and C20.

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