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Latitude: 51.4113 / 51°24'40"N
Longitude: -3.4863 / 3°29'10"W
OS Eastings: 296729
OS Northings: 169083
OS Grid: SS967690
Mapcode National: GBR HJ.Q7SW
Mapcode Global: VH5HZ.JS9F
Plus Code: 9C3RCG67+GF
Entry Name: Sunny Bank, with attached garden wall
Listing Date: 16 December 2004
Last Amended: 16 December 2004
Source ID: 83403
Building Class: Domestic
Location: About 360m north of the Town Hall.
County: Vale of Glamorgan
Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)
Community: Llantwit Major
Built-Up Area: Llantwit Major
Traditional County: Glamorgan
A probably mid C19 squatter's cottage of a type now extremely rare in a relatively unaltered state and especially in a semi-urban context. It is not marked on the Tithe Map of 1840 but must date from very shortly afterwards. The Lord of the Manor, the Marquess of Bute, attempted to clear away the squatters, particularly along the Cowbridge road, but this one was presumably too close to the town centre.
Pebbledash front with cement window dressings, presumably over local rubblestone. The gable and rear wall are rendered and painted, Welsh slate roof, stone rubble chimneys. Very small squatter's type cottage with gable end to road in typical fashion. Two storeys with two window front; central doorway with a late C20 gabled timber porch. Small 6 6 pane 2-light casements. Plain roof with gable stacks. Rear elevation with small single storey kitchen extension under flat roof. Two modern top hung lights on the upper floor.
To the right of the main elevation is a small attached outhouse, probably contemporary, which will be the wood store and privy.
The front garden is surrounded by a limestone rubble wall about 1.2m in height and another separates the rear yard from the road and is attached to the rear outhouse (qv).
Interior not seen at resurvey, but it probably has direct entry and very small rooms as it is still single depth.
Included for its rarity and historic interest as a largely unaltered squatter's-type cottage in an urban location.
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