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Pensianel Pigsty

A Grade II Listed Building in Dyffryn Clydach, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6706 / 51°40'14"N

Longitude: -3.8411 / 3°50'28"W

OS Eastings: 272777

OS Northings: 198471

OS Grid: SS727984

Mapcode National: GBR H1.5VZR

Mapcode Global: VH4K5.C8QP

Entry Name: Pensianel Pigsty

Listing Date: 26 May 1972

Last Amended: 22 December 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11770

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: In an overgrown site some 90m NE of the house at Darren Farm and approximately 170m S of Darren Court.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Neath

Community: Dyffryn Clydach

Community: Dyffryn Clydach

Locality: Skewen

Built-Up Area: Neath

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Late C18 or early C19 corbelled pigsty. The date range for this style of pigsty in Glamorgan is uncertain, but they are noted as early as 1796 by travellers and the latest dated example is 1856 in Gwent.

Exterior

Circular pigsty, rubble stone with walls of courses of stones with little mortar. Circular plan, with rendered pointed dome roof constructed by slightly corbelling in each successive course of thin stones and the apex capped with a curved finial stone. Narrow door on S side with stone slab lintel.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a very rare and unusual example of a disappearing building type using an ancient form of construction.

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