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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
Source ID: 13298
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: About 30m north of Downs Farmhouse.
County: Vale of Glamorgan
Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)
Community: Llantwit Major
Traditional County: Glamorgan
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.
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).
The roof internally of 'cave-work' or corbelled construction.
Included as a well preserved example of a corbelled construction outbuilding, using an ancient building technique.
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