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Cart shed at Castle-upon-Alun House

A Grade II Listed Building in St Brides Major, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4624 / 51°27'44"N

Longitude: -3.5703 / 3°34'13"W

OS Eastings: 291006

OS Northings: 174886

OS Grid: SS910748

Mapcode National: GBR HD.M4N9

Mapcode Global: VH5HR.2HCR

Entry Name: Cart shed at Castle-upon-Alun House

Listing Date: 12 June 1998

Last Amended: 3 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21771

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located to the NW of the former byre and house at Castle-upon-Alun. The ground falls away to the E, where a narrow lane passes the building.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: St. Bride's Major (Saint-y-Brid)

Community: St Brides Major

Locality: Castle-upon-Alun

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Probably mid C19.


Long single-storey range orientated E-W. Rubble stone under a slate roof. Four wide basket-arched openings with voussoirs to the front (S). The 2nd and 4th opening from the L have been blocked with masonry. The blocking to the 2nd opening contains a 4-pane window with shutters and no glazing with a brick sill. The 4th blocking has a low opening at ground level. There was originally a further range to the W, now ruined. No openings to rear. The E gable end has a further wide opening at a lower level, with brick infill beneath the head. Loft hatch above with brick surround and shutters.


There is a rubble stone partition between the 3rd and 4th bay from the L, with openings to each side. Steps to the R, would have led up to the loft in the E bay. Small square opening (for chute?) in centre. Simple tie beam trusses.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a Victorian cart shed.

Group value with the house and former byre.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Former Byre at Castle-upon-Alun House
    Located to the N of Castle-upon-Alun house, and aligned with the rear wing.
  • II Castle-upon-Alun House including attached stone walls enclosing garden, and outbuilding
    Located off the N side of a narrow lane which runs E-W through the hamlet of Castle-upon-Alun. A further lane bounds the E side of the grounds and leads to Ewenny.
  • II Clapper Bridge
    Located to the E of a narrow lane which leads from Castle-upon-Alun towards Ewenny. The bridge carries a footpath over the River Alun at a point where it is wide.
  • II Blackhall Farm
    Located on the N side of a lane which runs from St. Brides Major to Castle-upon-Alun. In a slightly raised position, cut into the hillside, with the front facing downslope.
  • II Bee Boles at Blackhall Farm
    Located on the N side of a lane which runs from St. Brides Major to Castle-upon-Alun, adjoining Blackhall farmhouse.
  • II Barn and attached ranges at Wallas Farm
    Fronting the road and directly facing junction with lane to Llampha, on the E side of farmyard.
  • II Pont Groes Gwta
    Bridge crossing the River Alun. Located N of the railway bridge at Croes Cwtta. The lane leads N towards Ewenny, with Castle-upon-Alun to the W and Wick to the SE. On the boundary with Ewenny commu
  • II Barn on Ewenny Down
    Near the crest of Ewenny Down, S of Ewenny village and E of Cwm Alun.

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