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Report - Llangewydd Court Farm, Bridgend - December 18



LittleOwl

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
So, since discovering this place via satellite and passing up on a chance to visit it previously, I absolutely had to go back to this place when I got let of of work early unexpectedly. The site is relatively close to where I live and on my first drive past it, I knew it was going to be a very rich and interesting location.

Unfortunately, it's proven nigh on impossible to find ANY information or history on this place, save for a few features on OS maps and noting that the grain silo was installed in the 60's. So, onto the report!

Apologies in advance for the picture quality. Numb-nuts here got out the DSLR only to realise I'd left the SD card in my computer back home! I had to resort to my camera phone and as I was visiting in the middle of a rain storm, some are blurry and some have got an odd HDR quality to them.

Upon arrival into the site. Good thing I'd come with wellies.

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As I couldn't find any history on the farm, it's difficult to know how long this place has been abandoned but I would estimate around 30 years. Though the farm is derelict, there are residential houses and small holdings on the other side of the road and I had to keep a low profile to avoid incurring the wrath of the local dogs I could hear barking nextdoor.

My first port of call was into the main barn, which was in relatively good condition in relation to the other buildings despite the large hole in the roof that was peeing water in from the rain.

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The main barn led off to some smaller rooms that contained a multitude of old gas canisters, cow tags, tins, tools and even medications likely used to treat the livestock that used to reside there. Once I had circled the entire site, I had intended to climb this ladder to see what lay on the upper floor but had to make a quick getaway thanks to a digger coming onto the site.

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The lonely and rusted front end of a tractor remains, guarding passage.

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The far cabinet had a couple of different bottles of medication inside, as well as some tools.

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Exploring these little side rooms was probably one of the more interesting areas, as there were so many bits and bobs left over from the previous owners. I even found a cheque book on the floor with names in but will hold off on posting that for obvious reasons.

This was probably my favourite room and not even for the reasons you'd think. The entire room was coated from floor to ceiling and housed one lonely plastic chair. Surreal indeed.

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This room seemed to be one of two workshops on the farm, equipped with ear tags for the cows, rusted tools, a workbench and plenty of interesting things to poke around.

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You can spot the cheque book right in the centre of the frame. What a thing to leave lying around in your farm!

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As much as I loved this fuse box/switch, my inner Grammar Nazi is screaming just looking at it.

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At the very end of these rooms was the grain silo, a remarkable space-aged looking structure.

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From here I explored the back of the site, which contained another two barns, what was once a garage and what I assumed were the remains of the old farmhouse. I absolutely fell in love with this tractor (one of two on site). Who knew that tyres turned green with age?

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The farm was literally riddled with aged and rusty machinery and trailers, which are all slowly being reclaimed by nature.

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The remains of the old farmhouse are skeletal to say the least. It took a bit of clambering through brambles but once inside, you can see the extent of water damage over the years and there are jagged roof timbers hanging from the ceiling. Definitely walk with caution to save yourself a spearing from above. As I can only upload 30 pictures, I'll not include these as there was next to nothing left of the house anyway. The remaining barns and workshops, however...

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How in the hell did they get that tyre around that tree? Unless it's just been there so long that a tree sprouted from inside the tyre...

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The final barn.

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Unfortunately, though my visit had been mostly uninterrupted other than the odd rain shower, as I was heading back to the main barn to climb to the first floor, I spotted a digger through a hole in the corrugated steel and though it hadn't spotted me, it was coming my way. As that was the way I had come in myself, I legged it to the other side of the farm where I'd seen a rusted down gate and clambered over and out before I could be caught sight of. That's my cardio for the month done!

I took WAY more photos than this but of course I can only upload so many. The site is really interesting and certain storage areas are filled with decayed sash windows and rusted out extractor fans, ironic safety signage, coils of metal wiring, rotting hay bales, trees growing out of rooftops and numerous trailers , tractors and metalwork that have been claimed by vines and brambles. I hadn't expected the site to be quite as vast as it was when I first entered, as it goes back quite a ways and skirts the local train tracks but I found this explore to be a really interesting one. If anybody DOES know of any local history for Llangewydd Court Farm then please drop me a line, as I'd love to know more about it.

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LittleOwl

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#3
Last time I was here someone let my tyres down there is also cefyn cribwr lime quarry and works nearby
No way! I wonder if it was the farmers opposite, as it's not exactly a busy area. Sorry to hear that. I've not been to the quarry yet but I posted a report on the lime works about a week ago, great place
 

Yorrick

I call bullshit!
Regular User
#4
Unfortunately, it's proven nigh on impossible to find ANY information or history on this place
Have a look at the Council's Planning website here. The documents suggest the house was built around 1910 and last occupied in 2003. In 2013 someone thought it could be refurbished but it doesn't look like that happened.
 

LittleOwl

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#5
Have a look at the Council's Planning website here. The documents suggest the house was built around 1910 and last occupied in 2003. In 2013 someone thought it could be refurbished but it doesn't look like that happened.
2003? Ah, that must be in reference to the 3 storey urbex house in the next field over. I did visit it but it was so rotten that it had no floors anywhere and would have been suicide to traverse. Thanks though, any information is good information.
 

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