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Former Stables at St John's College (formerlyTy-to-Maen)

A Grade II Listed Building in Old St. Mellons (Hen Laneirwg), Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.5283 / 51°31'41"N

Longitude: -3.1113 / 3°6'40"W

OS Eastings: 323001

OS Northings: 181630

OS Grid: ST230816

Mapcode National: GBR J1.GS3J

Mapcode Global: VH7BJ.1V08

Entry Name: Former Stables at St John's College (formerlyTy-to-Maen)

Listing Date: 31 August 2000

Last Amended: 31 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23960

Building Class: Education

Location: To the rear of the main house, reached by a drive.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Old St. Mellons (Hen Laneirwg)

Community: Old St. Mellons

Locality: St Mellons

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Probably roughly contemporary with the house c 1885.


Former stables altered to junior classrooms. U-shaped range facing into a courtyard; entrance with 2 stone piers with pyramidal caps, low wall and part replaced railings and gates forming the 4th side. Built of rubble in rustic style with ashlar dressings, brick rear elevation. Part Welsh slate part artificial slate roof with polygonal brick stacks on stone plinths; terracotta ridge tiles of differing designs. Windows are mostly cross-framed with chamfered mullions and transoms with very small panes to the upper lights and to the upper sash of the lower lights. Former carriage doorways are filled in with part boarded part glazed panels incorporating matching small panes. The 3 main doorway bays have half-timbered gables with overhanging eaves and twin small-pane lights; at centre below is a doorway with boarded door and small pane overlight. At end the bay has a cross window either side of doorway. To left 3 separate doorways with boarded doors and flanking windows; to right a single doorway with further windows. Outward facing gable ends have loft windows; the timber framing supported by brackets rests on a cornice moulding, shaped bargeboards. To outer facing rear are 5 segmental-arched openings under eaves.


Interior converted to classrooms.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-designed stable block for group value with the house and terrace.

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