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U-plan ranges at Great Pitton Farmyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhossili, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.5646 / 51°33'52"N

Longitude: -4.2706 / 4°16'13"W

OS Eastings: 242718

OS Northings: 187527

OS Grid: SS427875

Mapcode National: GBR GQ.N9KZ

Mapcode Global: VH3MV.XXPY

Entry Name: U-plan ranges at Great Pitton Farmyard

Listing Date: 19 January 2000

Last Amended: 19 January 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22784

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Attached to the south (SE) of Great Pitton farmhouse. Partly open to farm lane on east side; part of farmyard now walled off as a domestic garden.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Rhossili (Rhosili)

Community: Rhossili

Locality: Pitton

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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A mixed farmyard of the late C18 or early C19 attached to Great Pitton Farmhouse. The farmhouse has existed since at least the C17. In c.1780 Great Pitton was part of the estate of George Venables, 2nd Baron Vernon of Briton Ferry. In 1845 it is recorded as the tenancy of George Beynon in the estate of Sir Josiah Guest. In the early C19 Wesleyan Methodist services were held in a barn in this farmyard.


The farmyard buildings consist of a pair of barns to the south-west side, a byre range to the north-east, and a stable range to the south-east. Local axe-dressed masonry with mostly slate roofs and tile ridges. The buildings are painted white on the side facing the farmyard.
The left barn (seen from the farmyard) is a threshing barn which retains its great doorway on the farmyard side with a replaced sliding door, but the great doorway on the rear is bricked up apart from a reduced doorway. Four tall slit ventilators, one at each corner. The right barn has modern doors under a timber lintel at rear and has recently been re-roofed; two rooflights and a metal flue to the rear.
The stable building is partly tucked behind the adjacent barn with a small gap between. The rear slope is roofed in asbestos. Door and two windows and two slit ventilators on the side facing the farmyard; door and window and a later asbestos-roofed cartshed to the rear. To the east of the stable is a shed (post-1878) with a plain face to the farmyard, informal buildings to the rear, which has been opened on the east side.
The left building of the byre range (seen from the farmyard) has a door to the right and a small window to its loft. The right building is lower and has served as two cartsheds as well as a byre, with a very wide double opening on the farmyard side and a central round stone pier. The left opening has been partly walled up. The interior has feeding racks and floor drainage.

Reasons for Listing

A well-preserved set of farmyard buildings in association with (and for group value with) a listed farmhouse.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Great Pitton Farmhouse
    200 m south of B4247, midway between Pitton Cross and Middleton.
  • II Corner House
    South of the B4247, midway between Pitton Cross and Middleton, at the turning to Great Pitton Farm
  • II* Church of St Mary
    At the centre of Rhossili village. Stone churchyard wall in rubble masonry with some older gravestones built into rear face; timber gates E and W, stile beside E gate.
  • II Rocket Cart Shed
    200 m north of Rhossili church, at west side of a footpath leading to the Old Rectory.
  • II Rhossili Old Rectory
    In an isolated position of great landscape impact facing Rhossili Bay, 1 km north of village; reached by footpath. House at corner of rubble-stone walled croft with stable block to south, outbuildings

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