the coach house
Gileston Manor is a grade II* Queen Anne House enclosing an earlier 16th century first-floor hall-type residence with arch-braced roof trusses.
The servants' bell system is still intact

The Giles family lived at Gileston from 1320 to 1900.

In 1618 Arthur Giles was murdered by smugglers.

The Coach House, stables and surrounding buildings, ie. cheese room, corn drying kiln and cellar were built in 1812 and are featured in the Royal commissions report on Glamorgan Farmhouses. The jail still exists in the basement of the Manor House with its original door.

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The 15th century Gileston Church lies on the site of the earlier church, and is romantically situated next to Gileston Manor, in the grounds in which it lies. There is a chancel, nave, south porch and tower with battlements with one bell.

The four-step churchyard cross was destroyed by Cromwell's soldiers as being idolatrous (somehow only that at St Donat's escaped vandalism across the southern vale) but was restored in 1900. A piece of ornamental stone from the corner of the church was re-carved and placed on top of the broken shaft.

There are four massive stone steps to the cross base. A sundial on a plinth dates from 1927 and is inscribed 'I summon up remembrance of things past'.

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To the front of the Manor, the woodland, formal gardens & pond garden are a later addition – designed & created by Lorraine - the current Lady Of The Manor.

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