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Latitude: 51.5517 / 51°33'6"N
Longitude: -3.2152 / 3°12'54"W
OS Eastings: 315842
OS Northings: 184345
OS Grid: ST158843
Mapcode National: GBR HW.FHZ1
Mapcode Global: VH6F0.7849
Entry Name: Travellers Rest Inn
Listing Date: 18 February 1999
Last Amended: 18 February 1999
Source ID: 21375
Building Class: Recreational
Location: Located on a sharp bend on the ridge top, before the road descends towards Cardiff. Castell Morgraig lies uphill to the E.
Community: Caerphilly (Caerffili)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Late C16 house and byre, probably with cross passage. A further unit, possibly stables, was attached at the opposite end. The outer units were convered for domestic use in the C18, perhaps at the same time as it became an inn on the Cardiff to Caerphilly road. C20 ranges to rear.
Long range of rubble stone under a thatched roof, facing S. Two-storey main house flanked by lower 2-storey wing to L (formerly one-storey and probably a byre), and a single-storey wing to R. C16 ridge stack to L of main house, C18-19 stacks to wings. C20 gabled porch to R of centre with planked door to W side and 6-pane window to front. A second planked door L of centre with strap hinges is probably the original entrance and would have led to a cross passage. Small multipane wooden casement windows irregularly placed: The lower storey has 6 6 pane windows L of the doorways, and a 6-pane window R of the porch. The R wing has a single light and a 2-casement window, each with horizontal glazing bars. The windows flanking the porch have raised rendered surrounds. Three windows to upper storey. The W gable end is rendered to the upper half and has no openings. A long C20 rear range projects at the W end. Further late C20 extensions behind.
The inn retains its 3 fireplaces, all facing E. The C16 fireplace in the main house is the largest: it has a curved timber lintel with small chamfer and cut stops, with a bakeoven to its R. To the rear side of this fireplace (in the original cross-passage) are 2 recesses with lintels. The E and W fireplaces are smaller with straight timber lintels, the former probably reset. Floor joists extant in central room.
Listed as a C16 farmhouse (subsequently converted to an inn) of considerable character, with well preserved detail.
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