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Agricultural Range at Ty-draw Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4451 / 51°26'42"N

Longitude: -3.3918 / 3°23'30"W

OS Eastings: 303367

OS Northings: 172712

OS Grid: ST033727

Mapcode National: GBR HN.N1KJ

Mapcode Global: VH6F9.5Y61

Plus Code: 9C3RCJW5+37

Entry Name: Agricultural Range at Ty-draw Farm

Listing Date: 15 January 1998

Last Amended: 15 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19228

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: To W of Ty Draw Farmhouse, which is about 1.2km E of Llantrithyd Church, on minor road between Llantrithyd and St Hilary.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Llancarfan

Community: Llancarfan

Locality: Llantrithyd

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Eastern arm originated as C17 barn, extended to N in C19. Added stairs and porch, using stone and timber perhaps from Llantrithyd Place, probably date from late C19 when N addition was raised in height, and barn incorporated into large E-plan range with arms of E running N-S.


E-plan argricultural range, with arms of E running N-S. Local rubble with dressed stone quoins, and cut freestone detailing. The E arm originated as C17 barn. Large threshing doorway towards L (modernised). Slit vents at 2 levels. To R of this, blocked square-headed doorway, and, obscured by later stairs, blocked doorway with Tudor arch. Stone stair with parapet rises to granary level; at ground floor level, stone doorway with 4-centred head and "Glamorgan" stops; at upper level, doorway with 4-centred door-head; above this, gable with ball-finial (damaged); doorway into loft has re-used ovolo-moulded timber jambs. To R of stair, at upper level, camber-headed window; on ground floor, camber-headed doorway and window (formerly 2 doorways). N gable end has attic-level loading door, and blocked doorway at middle level. Rear elevation of barn has large doorway with later porch. To S, addition with pigeon holes in S gable.
Long E-W transverse range has two-storey 3-window central block (granary and food preparation), flanked by single-storey wings. Central and western N-S ranges with barn range form yards; open sheds to N (cast-iron columns).


Barn has 5 bays with morticed collar trusses and trenched purlins. North extension has cowhouse with 5 heavy stop-chamfered, and joists which were originally plastered. Granary above also has re-used beams, and formerly plastered joists. Loft (reached by wooden ladder-stair) has single re-used roof truss with dove-tail, lap-jointed collar. Rest of complex has late C19 detailing eg sawn king-post trusses.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as surviving C17 barn with high quality re-used details from major C16/C17 building. Group value with adjacent farmhouse.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty-draw Farmhouse
    About 1.2km west of Llantrithyd Church to S of minor road between Llantrithyd and St Hilary. Entrance faces south.
  • II Circular Pigsty at the Meadows
    Located on the S side of the road junction, opposite Tre-Aubrey house.
  • II Telephone Call-box to N of parish Church
    At the roadside close to the boundary wall along the N side of the churchyard St Illtyd's parish church.
  • II Ruins of Llantrithyd Place
    Located SW of the churchyard of Llantrithyd parish church, fronting the Nant Llantrithyd to the SW.
  • II* St Illtyd's Parish Church
    Located at the centre of the Village, W of Llantrithyd Place.
  • 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.
  • II* Treguff Farmhouse
    Set on high ground, on a platform site, E of the Nant Treguff and 2km NW of Llancarfan. Large farmyard below. Stone stile to front courtyard which has rubble boundary wall.

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