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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Wenvoe, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.446 / 51°26'45"N

Longitude: -3.2648 / 3°15'53"W

OS Eastings: 312201

OS Northings: 172647

OS Grid: ST122726

Mapcode National: GBR HT.N3J4

Mapcode Global: VH6FC.CXDD

Plus Code: 9C3RCPWP+93

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 10 October 2002

Last Amended: 10 October 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26992

Building Class: Health and Welfare

Location: In the centre of Wenvoe village, adjacent to the church, set back from the road within gardens, entered through a recessed bay to the front wall.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Wenvoe (Gwenfô)

Community: Wenvoe

Built-Up Area: Wenvoe

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Clergy house

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Believed to have C18 origins but in present form early to mid C19. On the Tithe Map c1842 it appears as L-shaped, on the First Edition OS map surveyed 1878 as almost square. In mid C20 the home of Professor Richard Atkinson, the eminent C20 archaeologist. Converted to a residential care home late C20; the original staircase window was retained re-sited in the extension; part of the gardens were developed for private housing. Former coach-house adjacent also converted.


Large former rectory in Regency style. Walls of main range of unpainted roughcast with ashlar and stucco dressings; shallow-pitched hipped Welsh slate roof with overhanging eaves and tall, narrow, rendered lateral and other stacks. Main 2-storey rectangular unit has been extended on all sides: to front and left side by single storey glazed conservatories, to rear by a lower 2-storey part tile-hung wing, and to side opposite church by a further conservatory and a two-storey rendered wing. Windows to the main range are 12-pane sashes with stone sills in reveals. Main entrance is to side: first floor has a 3-window range to left, windowless to right, stone platband below; similar ground floor windows, doorway with fanlight with radial glazing and 6-panelled door is now entered through conservatory. Main frontage to road has a 5-window range. Church-side extension has a curved bay with resited long small-pane round-headed sash window.


Interior has long hall parallel with street frontage with main reception rooms to this front. Many furnishings retained including panelled reveals and shutters, 6-panelled doors, fireplaces. Staircase with wreathed handrail,enriched treads and slender turned balusters; original staircase window arch with fluted surround, panelled reveals.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a Regency-style building in the village retaining its character, associated with and adjacent to the listed church. Group value with the church.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Church of St Mary
    In the centre of Wenvoe village, fronting the main thoroughfare, in a roughly rectangular churchyard entered through a stone arch at NE.
  • II Telephone Call-box on Village Green
    Beside pathway in open ground close to boundary wall at south end of village green; Churchyard opposite. Old Port Road along E side.
  • II Wenvoe War Memorial
    In a small memorial park at the centre of Wenvoe village on the W side of Old Port Road, c80m to the north of the St Mary’s church and just to the south of the Wenvoe Arms.
  • II* Church of St Bleiddian
    In the centre of St Lythans hamlet, set back from the road, reached by a short track and surrounded by a roughly circular walled churchyard incorporating stone stiles.
  • II Former walled kitchen garden wall at Wenvoe Castle- W range
    This section of wall is opposite the main stable entrance.
  • II Former coach-house and stables at Wenvoe Castle
    The stable courtyard forms a large rectangle attached to the back of the former castle.
  • II Barn at Goldsland Farm
    At the centre of a farmyard complex situated some distance to W of Goldsland Farmhouse adjacent to Goldsland Brook.

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