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The Farmers' Arms

A Grade II Listed Building in Porthcawl, Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.4899 / 51°29'23"N

Longitude: -3.7019 / 3°42'6"W

OS Eastings: 281934

OS Northings: 178145

OS Grid: SS819781

Mapcode National: GBR H7.K7KF

Mapcode Global: VH5HG.ST96

Entry Name: The Farmers' Arms

Listing Date: 17 February 1998

Last Amended: 17 February 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19372

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Near the centre of the old village and backing onto the Village Green.

County: Bridgend

Town: Porthcawl

Community: Porthcawl

Community: Porthcawl

Locality: Nottage

Built-Up Area: Porthcawl

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Reputedly the oldest surviving inn in the village, the older unit to right probably C18 though possibly with earlier origins, larger added unit left probably mid to later C19. Photograph c 1900 shows building much as at present.


Of stone, pebbledashed, with painted rendered surrounds and sills to front, rendered to side and rear; Welsh slate roof, stone end stack to early unit right, yellow brick end stacks to later left; stone single storey cross wing at rear at junction of two builds and further parallel wing create a rear courtyard. 2 bay front range right has small 6/6 pane casement windows to first floor and similar larger to ground; former central doorway now has window. Later range left has deep 8/8 pane horned sash windows with painted rendered surrounds and cambered heads; central gabled porch, mostly renewed.


Interior mainly refurbished but batter to rear wall of older unit visible.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as the oldest surviving public house retaining externally much of its character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Nottage Court
    On the E edge of the hamlet of Nottage, on rising ground above the valley of Dewiscumbe, set in large walled grounds reached by a drive.
  • II Veronica Cottage
    In the centre of the old village, side on to the main village thoroughfare, fronting a garden and backing directly onto a lane.
  • II Nottage House
    In a prominent position on the hillside just above the main roundabout on the N outskirts of Porthcawl and a little S of Nottage village centre; reached by a short drive.
  • II Ffynnon Fawr
    To NW of roundabout at junction of A4106 and A4229.
  • II St David's Well aka Ffynnon Dewi
    By the side of the lane leading north from Nottage village just S of the junction with Moor Lane, both country lanes pre-dating C19 development and now little used.
  • II Former Tramroad and Railway bridge over Moor Lane
    A short distance due N of Nottage village centre, near the junction of the village lane and Moor Lane by St David's Well.
  • II Tabernacl Capel yr Annibynwyr aka Welsh Congregational Chapel
    Just N of the main centre of Porthcawl town in a residential street W of the main N/S thoroughfare of South Road.
  • II Newton Primary School (2 blocks)
    Situated E of Porthcawl centre and harbour, W of Newton village, on the main road linking the two, by junction of the sea road to Sandy Bay.

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