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Corn Drying House at Felin Sylfaen

A Grade II Listed Building in Barmouth (Bermo), Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7483 / 52°44'54"N

Longitude: -4.0158 / 4°0'56"W

OS Eastings: 264034

OS Northings: 318653

OS Grid: SH640186

Mapcode National: GBR 5V.ZWH0

Mapcode Global: WH56M.85ZW

Plus Code: 9C4QPXXM+8M

Entry Name: Corn Drying House at Felin Sylfaen

Listing Date: 31 January 1995

Last Amended: 5 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15497

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Situated immediately behind Felin Sylfaen, on a bend where the narrow metalled lane from Cutiau to Caerdeon crosses the Afon Dwynant.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Barmouth

Community: Barmouth (Bermo)

Community: Barmouth

Locality: Felin Sylfaen

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Dated 1729. Drying House associated with the adjoining mill.


An early C18 rubble-built 4-bay vernacular drying house with massive boulder foundations, partly built onto rock; rubble parapet gables; corrugated iron roof. Entrance to L on E side with recessed boarded door; further entrance to N gable end with original pegged wooden doorcase, the lintel inscribed: 'M O 1729'; boarded door. Ventilation slits to both gable ends.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare example of a dated vernacular regional corn drying house.

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