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Berth-ddu barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandinam, Powys

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Latitude: 52.4634 / 52°27'48"N

Longitude: -3.4785 / 3°28'42"W

OS Eastings: 299651

OS Northings: 286081

OS Grid: SN996860

Mapcode National: GBR 9K.KXZF

Mapcode Global: VH5BY.NBFW

Plus Code: 9C4RFG7C+9J

Entry Name: Berth-ddu barn

Listing Date: 26 November 1996

Last Amended: 26 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17783

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: The barn is located on a terrace of the Wigdwr Brook, some 0.5km SW of Berth-ddu farm, and is accessed across fields from the farmyard.

County: Powys

Community: Llandinam

Community: Llandinam

Locality: Dolwen

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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A C16-C17 outfield barn and cowhouse of 3 1/2 bays with a lean-to at the SE end, built on timber crucks and clad with weatherboarding, and a corrugated iron roof.

Four cruck frames, spanning approximately 4m, survive to ground level, the end half bay probably resulting from the NW end bay having been cut back and replaced with a roughly formed timber truss. Most blades are complete to ground level, the end couple appear to have been founded on a cross sill, but the evidence for the others is lacking. They all appear to have been closed trusses, with tie and collar beams and with cross rails, and raking struts to the blades. Many of the panels were infilled with wattle and daub, at least in their upper sections. The crucks have a yoke apex and ridge (Alcock Type L1), and are trenched for three tiers of purlins. The outer walls are two panels high, square framing, also originally filled with wattle and daub. One blade has been lost below tie level.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a rare example of an outfield barn for the area, and a good early example of cruck construction.

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