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Barn at Branas Uchaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandrillo, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9245 / 52°55'28"N

Longitude: -3.466 / 3°27'57"W

OS Eastings: 301539

OS Northings: 337353

OS Grid: SJ015373

Mapcode National: GBR 6K.MY95

Mapcode Global: WH671.QRPB

Entry Name: Barn at Branas Uchaf

Listing Date: 20 October 1966

Last Amended: 3 October 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 699

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: The barn in one of a group of farm buildings to the NE of the farmhouse, It faces N towards the yard.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llandrillo

Community: Llandrillo

Locality: Branas

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Probably C17.

Exterior

Barn of rubble stone under a corrugated roof, asbestos to N pitch and iron to S pitch. Added bay to R end with slate roof. Central doorway leading to winnowing passage, slightly raised, and with sliding corrugated steel door. Three ventilation slits to L of doorway; loft hatch with boarded door above. Single ventilation slit to R of doorway; full-height opening with steel door beyond, probably inserted later. Added bay has corrugated steel door to L, and small iron-framed window to R of attic storey. Rear elevation has small central raised doorway to winnowing passage, with stone lintel and containing a wooden boarded door. To each side of doorway, 3 ventilation slits not symmetrically arranged, and 2 loft hatches with stone sills. Those to R have boarded doors, those to L infilled with corrugated sheeting. Rear of added bay has small iron-framed window to R of ground floor and to L of attic storey. E gable end has 3 tiers of ventilation slits. Adjoining W gable end is a low range of former pig sties, of rubble stone with corrugated asbestos roofs and plain doorways. Large sty to L, smaller sty to R, both with pens in front with rubble stone boundary walls.

Interior

No access to interior at time of inspection. Said to have a plain tie-beam roof.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a large C17 barn retaining its character, and for group value with Branas Uchaf and surrounding farm buildings.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Multi-purpose Farm Building at Branas Uchaf
    One of a group of farm buildings to the NE of the farmhouse. It faces S towards the yard, almost opposite the barn.
  • II Hayshed at Branas Uchaf
    One of a group of farm buildings to the NE of the farmhouse. It faces S towards the yard, opposite the cow-house, at the E end of the complex.
  • II Cow-house at Branas Uchaf
    Part of a group of farm buildings to the NE of the farmhouse. It faces N into the yard and is E of the barn. The main access for cattle was to the rear.
  • II* Branas Uchaf
    In a fine position overlooking the N banks of the River Dee, approx 2.5km W of Llandrillo. At the end of a track which runs S off a lane which follows the river between Llanderfel and Cynwyd.
  • II Cart-shed and Stables to SW of Llawr Cilan Farmhouse
    To the SW of the farmhouse and facing N.
  • II Animal House to W of Llawr Cilan Farmhouse
    Located opposite the farmhouse and facing E into the farmyard.
  • II Llawr Cilan Farmhouse
    Located approx 1.5km W of Llandrillo, set down between the road and the River Dee. The house faces E.
  • II Branas Lodge
    Off the N side of a lane which follows the River Dee between Llanderfel and Cynwyd. Set back from the road in large gardens with a steep hillside and waterfall to the rear.

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