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Benar Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Bro Machno, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0497 / 53°2'58"N

Longitude: -3.7999 / 3°47'59"W

OS Eastings: 279446

OS Northings: 351786

OS Grid: SH794517

Mapcode National: GBR 64.CTPB

Mapcode Global: WH669.LLRW

Entry Name: Benar Barn

Listing Date: 17 July 1992

Last Amended: 17 July 1992

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5852

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Approx 20 metres E of house. Aligned roughly SW-NE, facing Afon Machno.

County: Conwy

Community: Bro Machno

Community: Bro Machno

Locality: Benar

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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C17 barn probably former stables; formerly lofted. Extended and altered in C19.


Coursed local flat rubble slabs to gable ends, random rubble to long sides. On plinth. Modern slate roof. Front elevation has camber-headed doorway with blue brick dressings. Camber-headed windows (C19 in current form) to ground floor, immediately above which are windows to former loft set at eaves. Blue brick dressings and small pane agricultural-type glazing to windows with vents below. Gable end facing house has loft doorway with simple stone lintel. Opposite gable end has loft doorway/window obscured by C19 extension. Building extended in line to NE (C19) as single storey outbuilding in local rubble with slate roof; square-headed doorway and, to R, square agricultural-type small-pane window.


Interior of barn has massive stop-chamfered hewn beams and was formerly completely lofted. A few stop-chamfered joists remain. Roof has much of old structure.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with Benar Farmhouse.

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