Building of the Month October 2017: Brynwell Farmhouse, Vale of Glamorgan
This really is an exceptional historic building. The listing entry notes that its origins are probably medieval with evidence of a first floor hall. The buildings were altered in the 19th century but any restoration project could reveal a fascinating history. The site appears to be an ancient one and the house is next to earth works which are partly incorporated into the courtyard to the north. It is thought that the site is one where a timber castle stood with the farmhouse occupying the site of what was the bailey.
The main farmhouse has two storeys and is built in local stone. Attached to the farmhouse are ranges of agricultural stone buildings, partly limewashed and rendered.
The farm has not been in use for some time and has fallen into quite a serious condition with the roof of both farmhouse and attached buildings in a poor way. Any rescue would involve a great deal of work but it is a building with a rich history and it would likely make a fascinating project.
For more information, contact:
Peter Thomas, Senior Planner (Conservation and Design), Regeneration and Planning, Vale of Glamorgan Council, 01446 704628, PDJThomas@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk