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Churchyard Wall of Church of St Donat, including Railings and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in St Donat's, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4018 / 51°24'6"N

Longitude: -3.5345 / 3°32'4"W

OS Eastings: 293356

OS Northings: 168091

OS Grid: SS933680

Mapcode National: GBR HG.QTZK

Mapcode Global: VH5J4.P1B6

Plus Code: 9C3RCF28+P6

Entry Name: Churchyard Wall of Church of St Donat, including Railings and Gates

Listing Date: 19 January 2005

Last Amended: 19 January 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83479

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

ID on this website: 300083479

Location: Surrounding the whole of the churchyard.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Cowbridge / Y Bont-Faen

Community: St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd)

Community: St. Donats

Locality: St Donats

Built-Up Area: St Donat's

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Churchyard wall Church gate

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Much of the present wall is C19 but it includes earlier work and the wall is likely to be at least C17 in origin. It is shown clearly in more or less its present form on the early C19 engraving in the church guide book.


Built of local lias limestone rubble with iron railings and gates. Formal fence to road on north side, part rubble wall with coping, part dwarf stone wall with iron railings, pair of stone gatepiers, iron gates with overthrow and lantern. This work is C19, but it is earlier on the west and south sides where the wall is roughly coursed stone about 2m in height. A small house, listed separately (qv) is incorporated on the south side. The east side is bounded by a part of the wall which goes round the foot of the castle mound, and this has a cock-and-hen coping.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest and group value with the church and St. Donat's Castle.

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