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Silo Tower at Llangwarren Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Scleddau, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.942 / 51°56'31"N

Longitude: -5.0144 / 5°0'51"W

OS Eastings: 192903

OS Northings: 231348

OS Grid: SM929313

Mapcode National: GBR CJ.MT09

Mapcode Global: VH1QT.1GF3

Plus Code: 9C3PWXRP+Q6

Entry Name: Silo Tower at Llangwarren Farm

Listing Date: 6 December 1989

Last Amended: 10 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13055

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: The farmyard is situated immediately to S of Llangwarren House at the side of the by-road running NW from the A40 near Letterston. The silo tower is at the E corner of the farmyard.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Scleddau

Community: Scleddau

Locality: Llangwarren

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Built in early 1920's by Captain Mathias of the Mathias family who owned Llangwarren since C17; he is known to have been an agricultural reformer. The earliest reference to a silo tower in Wales dates from 1896 but this example is important as the earliest known survivor of the building type.


Circular silo tower constructed of precast thin concrete interlocking blocks with metal reinforcing. Concrete conical roof capped by a metal ventilator. It is ornamented by a machicolated cornice band. The access ladder is to SE with square casing partly cut around the former entrance; to right of this is the water pipe. To SW, to the upper part of the tower is the pipe which draws up the grain; enclosed in round casing.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as the oldest known example in Wales of this building type and for the distinctive architectural character displayed. Concrete deteriorating and wall bulging (1994).

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