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Malthouse at Home Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4869 / 51°29'12"N

Longitude: -3.6084 / 3°36'30"W

OS Eastings: 288421

OS Northings: 177665

OS Grid: SS884776

Mapcode National: GBR HC.KF34

Mapcode Global: VH5HJ.DWRJ

Entry Name: Malthouse at Home Farm

Listing Date: 29 January 1999

Last Amended: 29 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21241

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: On the S side of the farm house, which is 200m NE of the parish church.

County: Bridgend

Community: Merthyr Mawr

Community: Merthyr Mawr

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Home Farm was built in the early C19 by Sir John Nicholl, who purchased the Merthyr Mawr Estate in 1804. The malthouse stands on the site of the medieval Merthyr Mawr Hall and was erected in the latter half of the C19. It was one of 2 malting floors, the other erected possibly at the same time as an extension to the barn and stable at the Home Farm, and probably in conjunction with a large brewhouse built close to the farm house and barn.

Exterior

Tall gabled, single-storey malthouse with attic and basement, of coursed rubble stone above a thin rat-run course of slabs and plinth of roughcast rubble stone. Slate roof. In the W gable end is a boarded door under a flat brick arch, with a basement opening below it in a wooden frame. In the E gable end is a basement doorway reached down stone steps, with a boarded door. Above are small windows under flat brick arches to the lower storey and attic. A late C20 lean-to is attached to the S side.

Interior

The basement has a plastered stone tunnel vault and stone benches against the side walls. The main storey and loft were not accessible, but retain plastered walls.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Home Farm and its listed farm buildings, and for group value with other listed items on the Merthyr Mawr Estate.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cattle Shed at Home Farm
    On the SW side of the farm house and malthouse. Home Farm is 200m NE of the parish church.
  • II Home Farm
    Approximately 200m NE of the parish church and on the N side of the farm yard.
  • II Granary at Home Farm
    Home Farm is approximately 200m NE of the parish church. The granary is SW of the farm house, behind a wall fronting a minor road between Merthyr Mawr and Whitney Farm.
  • II Barn and Stable at Home Farm (also known as Chapel Barn)
    Home Farm is approximately 200m NE of the parish church. The Barn and Stable is E of the farmhouse.
  • II Gate and Gate Posts at entrance to Home Farm
    On W side of farm yard facing minor road between Merthyw Mawr and Whitney Farm. Home Farm is 200m NE of the parish church.
  • II Dovecote at Home Farm
    Home Farm is approximately 200m NE of the parish church. The dovecote stands to the S of the farm yard in a former orchard.
  • II Gate and Gate Posts on E side of Home Farm
    Approximately 300m NE of the parish church and at the end of a track between Merthyr Mawr House and Brewhouse Cottages, on the E side of the Home Farm.
  • II Holly Cottage
    Approximately 250m ENE of the parish church and fronting the road through the village.

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