Full Report for Listed Buildings


Summary Description of a Listed Buildings


Reference Number
13245
Building Number
 
Grade
II*  
Status
Designated  
Date of Designation
10/09/1982  
Date of Amendment
16/12/2004  
Name of Property
Boverton Place including attached bee-boles  
Address
 

Location


Unitary Authority
Vale of Glamorgan  
Community
Llantwit Major  
Town
Bridgend  
Locality
Boverton  
Easting
298258  
Northing
168342  
Street Side
 
Location
On the south side of Boverton village centre.  

Description


Broad Class
Domestic  
Period
 

History
c1587, a mansion built to the order of Roger Seys (Attorney General for Wales in 1592; died c1599, aged 60). The family moved out to Boverton House (qv) in the later C17 and Boverton Place fell into disuse and decay in the C18.  

Exterior
In ruins and completely unroofed, but no longer overgrown with ivy. Built of local limestone rubble with most of the dressed stone robbed, some can be seen in surrounding buildings, some of the high up windows survive. Seven bay wide north-west elevation with projecting tower with square staircase turret with single-light windows at north-east and south-east elevation with three gables, clustered chimney stacks and higher gabled tower wing. Once mullioned window openings, with all the mullions missing apart from one in the stair tower. The north wall to the former probably ancillary buildings, now demolished, adjoins the north-west angle of the mansion. The wall extending north-east from the north-east angle of the mansion has stone arched beeboles in its south-east elevation (not seen at resurvey).  

Interior
Some stone fireplaces and doorways with chamfered arched heads survive internally. Interior not inspected at resurvey.  

Reason for designation
Included as the ruined survival of a major late C16 house. Scheduled Ancient Monument, Glamorgan .  

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