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Garden Wall, Privy and Gatepiers of Oak Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5118 / 51°30'42"N

Longitude: -3.2373 / 3°14'14"W

OS Eastings: 314234

OS Northings: 179929

OS Grid: ST142799

Mapcode National: GBR K38.31

Mapcode Global: VH6F5.T8YF

Entry Name: Garden Wall, Privy and Gatepiers of Oak Cottage

Listing Date: 31 May 2002

Last Amended: 31 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26712

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Built right around Oak Cottage.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Whitchurch (Yr Eglwys Newydd)

Community: Whitchurch

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Probably early C19 and contemporary with the enlargement and improvement of Oak Cottage (qv.). It is said to have been lived in by an official of the adjacent Melingriffith Tinplate Works.

Exterior

Square brick gate piers with peaked capping and C19 iron gate at head of flight of steps leading down to rear entry. Outside wall and to the north-west of house, an iron post which was in use in connection with Melingriffith lock on the Glamorganshire Canal (closed 1942) which was immediately to the north-west of the house. A wall also encloses the garden to the south of the house. Colourwashed stone rubble walls with rough capping. This wall incorporates a privy and outhouse in the south-west corner. This has a roof of coorrugated steel sheeting.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Oak Cottage and as part of the historic whole.

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