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St John's House

St. Johns Court Newcastle Hill, Bridgend CF31 4EY, Wales
+44 7968 226174
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Tudor House - preserved in the heart of Bridgend

Free entry - BUT only open last Saturday of every month. Staffed by volunteers who will show you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bitofatit
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south wales
Fantastic find!

Sometimes following those obscure road signs pays off... Me and my partner just happened to be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Noel W
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Formerly known as The Hospice, St John's House is the oldest habitable dwelling in the town,c.1500 recently described by the Royal Commission as: 'The crenellated beams at The Hospice are the only known domestic examples in Glamorgan' 'At The Hospice the architectural detail is not only of high quality but increasingly lavish timber detail signals the hierarchy of rooms.' The house is open on the last Saturday of each month 11am - 3pm
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St. Johns Court Newcastle Hill, Bridgend CF31 4EY, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entry - BUT only open last Saturday of every month. Staffed by volunteers who will show you around, well worth a visit. Quite fascinating.

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Wendy H, Secretary / Trustee at St John's House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review - much appreciated! We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit. At present we are only able to open one day a month but hope that this will increase soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes following those obscure road signs pays off... Me and my partner just happened to be driving through Bridgend recently when we saw the signs for St Johns House open day, and both being interested in history we thought we would just call by to...More

Thank Noel W
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Wendy H, Secretary / Trustee at St John's House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Noel for your wonderful review! As volunteers we all appreciate such generous praise and to know that all our efforts are worthwhile is a real morale boost. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to this beautiful and mysterious building!

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Entered this historical local treasure with my friend.I was captivated by its history and architecture.We are fortunate that this place is being restored to its original state and being opened to public.

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Wendy H, Trustee/Secretary at St John's House, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Thank you for visiting the House and for your review. It is indeed a local treasure and we are determined to restore it and keep it open for the Bridgend community to continue to enjoy. Please spread the word!

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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Fascinating building with an incredible history and situated in and near some fantastic castle ruins and old graveyards.

1  Thank Ann H
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Wendy H, Trustee/Secretary at St John's House, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Thank you Ann for taking the time to review your visit to St John's House. It is indeed an incredible and fascinating building. We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed February 4, 2017

We went to the open day in January and had a lovely afternoon. The guides were extreemly helpful and did an amazing job. We will definately go back.More

Thank Jackie W
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Wendy H, Secretary/Trustee at St John's House, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2017

Thank you Jackie for taking the time to submit your lovely review on here! We all appreciate it so much when someone speaks kindly of us and it makes our volunteering all worthwhile. You probably know we are open the last Saturday of every month...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2017

So much history rein-acted by the people who run it with a great knowledge of the local history, really enjoyed the passion the staff had for there town.More

Thank Mike P
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Wendy H, Secretary/Trustee at St John's House, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2017

Thank you Mike for your generous review. It's good to know you enjoyed your visit. Look out for information about up and coming events on our Facebook page. The House is next open this Saturday 28th January from 11am to 3pm and the last Saturday...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2016

I love this place, run by a dedicated, passionate group of volunteers. Interesting local history with a hit of mystery.More

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Wendy H, Committee Secretary at St John's House, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit the House again! We certainly are dedicated and passionate about bringing this beautiful building back to life again and very much appreciate your interest. The House is open the last Saturday of every month (except...More

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Reviewed February 1, 2016

This little gem is just off Newcastle Hill and we only saw it because there was a small sign outside. It offers free entry and when open, the friends of the house (a charitable trust) will show you round in themed costumes and give interesting...More

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Wendy H, Secretary/Trustee at St John's House, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2016

Many apologies for a very late response to your lovely review. Thank you and I'm pleased that you share our enthusiasm for this beautiful property. Please do spread the word and visit again!

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Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love St John's. I've visited it on several occasions and it never ceases to amaze me that we have this centuries old building, in very good condition, situated right in the middle of Newcaste Hill - a vibrant little residential area in Bridgend. I...More

3  Thank LisaEire01
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Wendy H, Secretary/Trustee at St John's House, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2015

Thank you. There are still so many residents of Bridgend who don't know about this amazing building and like you I used to walk past it without realising it's significance. We open the last Saturday of every month (except December) from 11am - 3pm. Free...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2015

A lot of hard work has been put into this very old property, by a small group of very enthusiastic volunteers. They are in the process of applying for a grant so their dream of an educational centre that brings history to life can become...More

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Wendy H, Trustee/Secretary at St John's House, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2015

Thank you for your kind comments; they are much appreciated!

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