Full Report for Listed Buildings
Summary Description of a Listed Buildings
Date of Designation
Date of Amendment
Name of Property
The Gatehouse (including attached boundary walls)
Vale of Glamorgan
On higher ground close to Llandough Castle, in the centre of the village and approached along a narrow lane.
Probably later C15: constructed as SW angle to the square, fortified courtyard of the (rebuilt) castle belonging to the Herberts of Raglan. Adapted in the late C16 as a gatehouse for the Castle when held by the Carne family. Some later alterations.
Small rectangular three storey stone tower with a narrow cross-gabled projection for stairs on E side and buttress (?) on W side; S wall incorporated into crenellated boundary wall. Battered base, freestone dressings, gable stone slate roofs with two low rubble stacks; S gable jettied over eaves with wall plates, timber-mullioned window under collar. Two-light stone- mullioned windows, mostly with rectangular stone hoods: assorted slit openings, putlog holes to S face. Small chamfered archway with modern (?) timber studded doors give access to former entrance passage.
Modern single storey extension with stone slate roof to E of staircase projection is concealed behind an attached boundary wall; ball finial gate piers and gates to Llandough Castle adjoining. To left, the crenellated boundary wall returns back along the lane to end at W entry to Llandough Castle.
Retains C16 ground floor arrangement with cross-wall flanking entrance passage, inner arch with broach stops. Pointed chamfered arch with stops to ground floor room. Very steep stone stair in two sections (curved to lower part) along S side, corbelled "vaults" over. First floor room with re-used chamfered beams and arched chimney surround. Top floor with "A" frame roof trusses (re-used): roof space above stair is fitted out as a dovecote.
Reason for designation
Listed grade II* as a late medieval building, formerly the gatehouse to Llandough Castle.
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