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Barn at Eglwys Nunydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Margam, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5503 / 51°33'0"N

Longitude: -3.7277 / 3°43'39"W

OS Eastings: 280304

OS Northings: 184901

OS Grid: SS803849

Mapcode National: GBR H6.FF34

Mapcode Global: VH5H8.B9ND

Entry Name: Barn at Eglwys Nunydd

Listing Date: 12 November 1952

Last Amended: 25 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14157

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located on a farm track which leads E off the street and curves round to the N. Further N and set apart from the farm house and associated farm buildings.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Port Talbot

Community: Margam

Community: Margam

Locality: Water Street

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

The barn is C17, but the N and W walls are substantially medieval in date and probably relate to a monastic grange on the site. Eglwys Nunydd was purchased by Sir Rice Mansel of the Margam estate in 1543, following the dissolution of the monasteries.

Exterior

Large symmetrical 7-bay rubble stone barn with massive battered walls. Corrugated asbestos roof coverings. Central cart-passage with gabled porch to S with slate roof. Full-height entrance with timber lintel and blocked ventilation slit to gable apex. Ventilation slits immediately R of porch and to far L. The E gable end has 2 ventilation slits and another in the gable apex. Central doorway to N with timber lintel and red brick jambs. The W gable end has a central square opening for a former loft hatch. Two socket holes flanking and below the hatch, which probably supported the former loft. Two ventilation slits to ground floor adjacent to exterior walls.

Interior

Simple tie beam trusses with 3 purlins to each side. The jambs of the porch project inwards slightly and support the central pair of tie beams. Earth floor. The ventilation slits have splayed openings; there were originally 2 on each side of the front porch. Blocked square opening in E gable which would have matched that at W end.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an exceptionally fine C17 barn incorporating medieval fabric.

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