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Latitude: 51.4623 / 51°27'44"N
Longitude: -3.2292 / 3°13'45"W
OS Eastings: 314700
OS Northings: 174421
OS Grid: ST147744
Mapcode National: GBR K4T.XR
Mapcode Global: VH6FC.ZH6V
Plus Code: 9C3RFQ6C+W8
Entry Name: Brynwell Farm including attached agricultural buildings
Listing Date: 25 March 1998
Last Amended: 25 April 2002
Source ID: 19575
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: About 1km W of B4262, reached by minor road which joins B4262 near telephone box.
County: Vale of Glamorgan
Community: Michaelston-le-Pit and Leckwith (Llanfihangel-y-Pwll a Lecwydd)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Probably medieval, a cusped lancet window (possibly C14) on N wall suggests a possible first floor hall, as does possible fireplace recess at head of C19 stairs. C19 remodelling and extension by Bute Estate. The site appears to be an ancient one, and the house is next to earth banks whose outer bailey is partly incorporated in the courtyard to the N of the house, and is perhaps associated with Leckwith Manor.
Farmhouse. Two storey, 4 window-range, rendered over local stone, slate roof, chimneys to ends and centre. Walls battered to N and S. Entrance faces roughly S; upper floor has 4 modern casement windows. On ground floor, entrance in 2nd bay, C20 porch; the left window was formerly a doorway; modern casement glazing to windows. Stone lean-to to right has slate roof. To rear a continuous lean-to has brick chimney; curved angle to W. Above W lean-to, cusped lancet window to the main house.
Attached agricultural ranges of stone, partly limewashed and rendered: barn to left of house at lower level, and at right angles a cowhouse with ruinous pig-sties at S end; curving wall to yard. Barn has slate roof; cowhouse in 2 sections, set back to left, slate and corrugated roof to right, corrugated and clay tile roof to left; cambered-headed openings. Roughly built shed in angle between barn and cowhouse obscures elevations, further shed in rear angle between these buildings.
Entry into stair hall with C19 stair. Stairhall partitioned off (possibly C19) from W chamber with boxed-in beam, blocked fireplace flanked by recesses approximately 90cm deep. Doorway through masonry partition into E chamber with beam (boxed) and blocked fireplace with C19 grate. Rear outshut with flagged floor and stone shelves. At head of stair, shallow recess (15cm x 2.5m) is possibly blocked lateral fireplace. Roof has central truss with morticed cambered collar, plain chamfered with broach stops; E truss similar but without collar. Some old purlins are retained.
Barn has threshing floor, and A-frame bolted roof trusses. Cowhouse has kingpost roof trusses with raking struts.
Listed as surviving substantial farmhouse with medieval origins on ancient site.
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