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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
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
Traditional County: Glamorgan
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.
Listed as a good example of a Victorian cart shed.
Group value with the house and former byre.
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