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Village Pound

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilston, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.5881 / 51°35'17"N

Longitude: -4.0986 / 4°5'54"W

OS Eastings: 254713

OS Northings: 189783

OS Grid: SS547897

Mapcode National: GBR GV.GT5G

Mapcode Global: VH4KD.XB3W

Entry Name: Village Pound

Listing Date: 19 July 2000

Last Amended: 19 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23542

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: At the side of a lane at the centre of Lunnon, behind Big House Farmhouse.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Ilston (Llanddinol)

Community: Ilston

Locality: Lunnon

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Possibly contemporary with Big House Farmhouse of c1700, to the farmyard entrance of which it is adjacent. Marked as 'pound' on the 1877 map.


A small animal pound in coursed axe-dressed local limestone, approximately oval in plan with a gateway at the north end. The walls of the pound are about 1½m. high. Simple iron gate.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a rare and well preserved village pound for the retention of stray animals.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Big House Farmhouse
    At centre of the hamlet of Lunnon, 1km south-west of Ilston. Stone-walled front garden with iron gate; small yard with bakehouse/washhouse to rear.
  • II Lime Kiln
    At the roadside about 100 m north of the hamlet of Lunnon, on the road towards Pengwern Common.
  • II Park Mill with Miller's House, Carpenters Shops and Smithy
    At the western end of the village of Parkmill, in a side road about 100m north of the A4118.
  • II Mount Pisgah Chapel
    In the village of Parkmill, built into a hillside at the north side of the road. Stone retaining wall at front with central stairs, iron railings and gates.
  • II Former school including schoolmaster's house
    At east end of Parkmill village, 100m west of the Gower Inn. Large playground to north and west, the schoolmaster's garden to the south and east. Stone boundary wall to front.
  • II Limekiln at Green Cwm
    At Green Cwm, 1km north west of Parkmill, close to a lane leading through Park Woods, 50m north-east of Parc le Breos Neolithic Burial Chamber
  • II* Church of St Illtyd
    In the village of Ilston, east of the stream, reached by a footbridge. Rubble graveyard wall without coping, opened at south to extension graveyard. Oak gate with adjacent stile at main entrance, two
  • II Boundary wall at Kilvrough Manor
    On the N side of the house and forming the boundary wall along the S side of A4118 to E of Parkmill.

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