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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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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

Plus Code: 9C3RCFCQ+4V

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

ID on this website: 300013298

Location: About 30m north of Downs Farmhouse.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Cowbridge / Y Bont-Faen

Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)

Community: Llantwit Major

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Pigsty

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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.

Reasons for Listing

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

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