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General - St Athan's Boys Village- Aberthaw - August 2021


Inkedelle

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Last year me and the girls took a trip to boys village in South Wales.

After closure, the site was used for residential Bible courses by various church groups. Sold in 2000 to a new owner, it was rented to a family who lived in the former caretaker's cottage and used the yard for farm storage. When they moved out in 2008 it was taken over by airsoft enthusiasts but with no on-site security it soon became a target for metal theft, vandalism and arson. Various buildings on site were subsequently demolished from 2008 due to extensive fire damage, including the Sir Maynard Jenour block (named after the Welsh industrialist)[3] and the recreation buildings. The swimming pool roof which collapsed some years after the site's closure was also removed.[2]

In 2010, the owner placed the site on the market. Unprotected by any form of conservation order, the site could be cleared for redevelopment.

In June 2011 the area was secured with gates and fences, as well as large boulders and rubble to deter vehicles from parking near the site, but by 2012 most of these had themselves been vandalised.

As of late 2013 the site has been divided into 6 building plots, each plot has planning permission to convert the existing buildings into residential dwellings. As of Nov 2013 3 of the plots appear to have been sold STC. The war memorial will remain in the center of the cul-de-sac.[4][5]

In April 2016 a Planning application was made to produce 40% affordable housing by demolishing all buildings and redeveloping the church and caretaker's bungalow.[6]

By 2021, the village was seen on the market for sale.


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mockney reject

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Hi @Inkedelle

Welcome to 28

did you upload any pics?

if you did have a look here to see where you may have gone wrong :)


Thanks

Mockney
 

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