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A Grade II Listed Building in St. Georges-super-Ely (Sain Siorys), Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4941 / 51°29'38"N

Longitude: -3.3016 / 3°18'5"W

OS Eastings: 309732

OS Northings: 178040

OS Grid: ST097780

Mapcode National: GBR HS.K075

Mapcode Global: VH6F4.QQD0

Plus Code: 9C3RFMVX+J8

Entry Name: St-y-Nyll

Listing Date: 7 August 2002

Last Amended: 7 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26822

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In a commanding position on a south facing slope N of St Bride's-super-Ely, close to the listed windmill to E, surrounded by gardens and reached by a drive.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: St. Georges-super-Ely (Sain Siorys)

Community: St. Georges-super-Ely

Locality: St Bride's-super-Ely

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Dated hopper to downpipes of 1924. Believed to be by eminent South Wales architect Percy Thomas.


Large country house in neo-Georgian style. Walls of narrow brick in mostly Flemish bond with some ashlar dressings; low pitched hipped slate roof with narrow brick stacks behind parapet with ashlar coping with cone or orb finials. Windows are large 12-pane sashes in exposed moulded frames with rubbed brick voussoirs and shallow stone sills. Platband cornice with parapet gutter openings below; plinth. Garden frontage has a 7-window range with tall central ground floor stone doorway with architrave and segmental arched pediment on consoles, glazed door. This opens onto 2 semicircular steps leading to wide terrace with low walls of rubble and rock-faced stone with flat ashlar coping and steps to lawns flanked by stone piers with tall urns. Stepped back to right is the blind bay of the side elevation with added conservatory. Entrance elevation to rear has entrance bay stepped forward at centre right with classical stone portico with triglyph frieze, Doric columns and open pediment, panelled stone soffit, double doors incorporating boar's head motif in relief; the doorway is flanked by narrow 8-pane sashes to hall; large sash staircase window above. A 4-window range to left, 2 to right, though single window at first floor right.


Interior believed to retain original layout with the rear entrance and staircase hall connecting through pillars with the central garden hall. Reception rooms with garden frontages believed to retain original fireplaces in various styles (Georgian including Adam and C17), moulded plaster cornices, polished wood or parquet floors.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as a fine neo-Georgian country house which has retained its character.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II St-y-Nyll windmill tower and attached barn remains
    On the hilltop E of St-y-Nyll farm and chapel remains with the main A4232 now fairly close to E, reached by footpath across fields.
  • II Church of St Ffraid
    In a sloping churchyard rising from Nant Rhych which forms its N and E border; in the centre of the hamlet; main entrance from E.
  • II Upper Stockland Farmhouse
    Approached off the road to Radyr and about 2100m north-west of St Fagans village.
  • II* Llanfair-fach House
    To the east of the minor road from Capel Llaniltern to St Bride’s Super Ely, approximately 500m south of M4 motorway.
  • I Castle Farmhouse
    In the centre of the small hamlet of St Georges, which is about 0.5 m from the church; the River Ely runs along the N side.
  • II Ty Ffynnon
    In the hamlet of St Georges, fronting the lane leading to the church.
  • II Church Cottage
    Adjacent to the Church of St George, to west.
  • II* Church of St George
    A little to the E of the hamlet of St Georges which developed round Castle Farm, main approach from N, the centre of a small cluster of buildings grouped round the churchyard, close to the Ely River.

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