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Latitude: 51.4302 / 51°25'48"N
Longitude: -3.4221 / 3°25'19"W
OS Eastings: 301231
OS Northings: 171093
OS Grid: ST012710
Mapcode National: GBR HL.P5Y8
Mapcode Global: VH6FG.M9QY
Entry Name: Barn at Fishweir
Listing Date: 22 September 1995
Last Amended: 22 September 1995
Source ID: 13487
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: Located approximately 2km South East of the village of St Mary Church on the Tre-Aubrey to Llanmaes Road. Set down a long track leading south to the Fishweir farm group.
County: Vale of Glamorgan
Community: Llanfair (Llan-fair)
Locality: St Mary Church
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Fishweir was first documented in 1586 as the home of Thomas Bowen, whose daughter, Catherine, was the first wife of Richard Bassett of Beaupre. Later used by their eldest son, Edward Bassett, when financial hardship forced him to relocate the family seat from Beaupre. In 1668 the house was sold to Sir Richard Mansel of Margam, allegedly to meet fines incurred by the family's involvement in the Civil War.
Eight-bay barn of C16 date with coursed rubble elevations with batter to the S gable base. Roofless and floorless. Unusual by virtue of its height, being approximately 7.6m to the eaves. Large opposed, cart doorways on the E and W elevations each with a voussoired arch over. Matching square headed doorways with timber lintols at the far N end on the E and W elevations. The N end, with later partition, possibly for cattle and later used to house a mechanical threshing machine, of which a flywheel remains, located in a small lean-to extension at the N end. Putlog holes to all elevations. The later byre range to the N has been converted to residential use.
Listed grade II for group value with Fishweir farmhouse.
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