History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Barn at Penlan-hafodwen (also known as Penlan-capel)

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfihangel Ystrad, Ceredigion

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 52.137 / 52°8'13"N

Longitude: -4.169 / 4°10'8"W

OS Eastings: 251650

OS Northings: 250959

OS Grid: SN516509

Mapcode National: GBR DN.7DK5

Mapcode Global: VH3K6.PKC5

Plus Code: 9C4Q4RPJ+Q9

Entry Name: Barn at Penlan-hafodwen (also known as Penlan-capel)

Listing Date: 18 October 1996

Last Amended: 18 October 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17435

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Farm reached at end of short lane off N side of by-road, 0.5km SW of Cribyn. Barn prominently sited at junction of lane with by-road.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Lampeter

Community: Llanfihangel Ystrad

Community: Llanfihangel Ystrad

Locality: Capel Sain Silin

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

Tagged with: Barn

Find accommodation in


Late C18 barn, shown on 1843 Tithe map. Until the late C19/early C20, annual fairs were held at Capel Sain Silin (February 7) and cawl (broth) was always served from this roadside barn: this was passed through a hatch in the door, which is still in situ. The building evidently operated on a small scale, the exit and entry insufficiently wide enough for carts or large machinery. Probably connected with nearby Felin-hafodwen: the owner of the farm in 1843 was David Jones (with only 9.2 hectares), while the mill was operated by a man of the same name, most likely the same person.


Construction of very finely laid thin rubble with cob under the eaves, the E corners bullnosed. Corrugated-iron roof, concealing thatch. Projecting eaves. Corrugated-iron overlapping barges. Doorway to left of centre with timber lintel. The boarded door retains a simple cut-out hatch for the serving of cawl. Rear with corresponding boarded door. Blank right end. Left end with traces of former attached buildings.


Complete roof structure, consisting of four pairs of scarfed crucks with paired purlins and rough collars. Scantling underthatch and thatch visible.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as an unusual C18 barn of regional character with interesting social history and method of construction. Group value with farmhouse.

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.