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Circular Pigsty to north of Downs Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4204 / 51°25'13"N

Longitude: -3.5103 / 3°30'36"W

OS Eastings: 295082

OS Northings: 170120

OS Grid: SS950701

Mapcode National: GBR HH.PMS1

Mapcode Global: VH5HZ.3KMJ

Entry Name: Circular Pigsty to north of Downs Farm

Listing Date: 10 September 1982

Last Amended: 16 December 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13298

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: About 30m north of Downs Farmhouse.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)

Community: Llantwit Major

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Probably later C18 and contemporary with the farmhouse (qv). It is, however, not shown on the 1840 Tithe map, but is perhaps too minor a building. A larger example can be seen at the Museum of Welsh Life, St. Fagans.

Exterior

Cylindrical stone pigsty with crowning conical roof of stone, the exterior of the cone now cemented. Square-headed entry on north-east side. Partly covered with plant growth on north side. Probable former stone enclosure and trough no longer extant (see RCAHMW).

Interior

The roof internally of 'cave-work' or corbelled construction.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well preserved example of a corbelled construction outbuilding, using an ancient building technique.

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