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Barn at Pen-y-Lan

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanigon, Powys

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Latitude: 52.0444 / 52°2'39"N

Longitude: -3.1275 / 3°7'38"W

OS Eastings: 322771

OS Northings: 239040

OS Grid: SO227390

Mapcode National: GBR F1.F6W8

Mapcode Global: VH6BJ.RW05

Plus Code: 9C4R2VVF+P2

Entry Name: Barn at Pen-y-Lan

Listing Date: 20 June 1995

Last Amended: 20 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16126

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: The barn stands below the farmhouse and is one of several traditional buildings accompanying this listed house.

County: Powys

Community: Llanigon

Community: Llanigon

Locality: Wenallt

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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The barn dates from 1671. It stands on falling ground and was designed as a dual-purpose building: the upper end of it is wider and has a raised floor for cattle; the timber-framing is in the barn-proper's side-walls. There are lean-to additions on both sides.


Stone and timber-framing weatherboarded, corrugated iron roof; the timber-framing is in 2 heights of sub-rectangular panels above high stone plinths, some weatherboarding appears ancient. NE, '1671 IB' carved on lintel over barn doors; byre has C17 oak-mullioned 5-light window, 1 mullion gone, & original chamfered doorframe. Lean-to addition on posts, fallen down. SW, byre: doorframe as last, window & vent under stone labels; lean-to addition to barn of stone.


There is no structural division between the two functions; byre 2.5 bays. 6 bays, 3/4 tiers stout purlins, trusses with collars to byre. Barn, 3 trusses with cambered tiebeams, 2 ending short on posts on SW, 1 of them being a tree with forked top; raking braces above tiebeams.

Reasons for Listing

This is a well-preserved farm building, early of its type, 17th-century and dated.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pen-y-Lan Farmhouse
    The house stands among its own farm buildings 1700 metres SE of Llanigon.
  • II Detached Kitchen at Cilonw Farm
    The building is situated in the farmyard at right-angles to the house and set back from the lane.
  • II Lower Wenallt
    The house is situated below the Wenallt, on steeply rising ground, behind its own farm buildings.
  • II Stables at Penyrwrlodd
    The stable-range is situated opposite the house across the lane. It is attached to another farm building.
  • II The Old House
    The house stands in open countryside SE of Llanigon, set back from the track.
  • II* Penyrwrlodd Farmhouse
    The house stands adjacent to a lane, 600 metres ESE of Llanigon Church.
  • II Wenallt-Uchaf
    The house stands high on the Wenallt at the top of a long track, partly private, overlooking a valley.
  • II Plas Celyn
    Plas Celyn is situated in a farmyard 800 metres S of Llanigon.

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