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Circular Walls and Steps at West End Pond

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4091 / 51°24'32"N

Longitude: -3.4914 / 3°29'29"W

OS Eastings: 296367

OS Northings: 168840

OS Grid: SS963688

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.QDHT

Mapcode Global: VH5HZ.FVL5

Plus Code: 9C3RCG55+JC

Entry Name: Circular Walls and Steps at West End Pond

Listing Date: 16 December 2004

Last Amended: 16 December 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83387

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: About 250m north-west of the Church of St. Illtud.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)

Community: Llantwit Major

Locality: West End Town

Built-Up Area: Llantwit Major

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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A water supply of probably ancient origin but built in its present form in the C19. The walling shows signs of having been built at more than one date, some in the late C20. The pond appears in circular form on the tithe map of 1840.


Circular pond surrounded by rough limestone walling which rises up on the west side and has a flight of five steps to the platform at the rear. The walling has a coping of roughly shaped stones. Some of the walling, particularly on the street side, is rebuilt.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a major relic of the historic water supply of Llantwit Major.

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