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Barn at rear of Minfordd Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanbrynmair, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5744 / 52°34'27"N

Longitude: -3.6528 / 3°39'9"W

OS Eastings: 288092

OS Northings: 298680

OS Grid: SN880986

Mapcode National: GBR 9B.BWVJ

Mapcode Global: WH68P.VKS8

Plus Code: 9C4RH8FW+QV

Entry Name: Barn at rear of Minfordd Cottages

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Last Amended: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18138

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: The building lies parallel to and to the rear of Minffordd Cottages, approximately half way between Pennant and the turn to Bont Dolgadfan.

County: Powys

Community: Llanbrynmair (Llanbryn-mair)

Community: Llanbrynmair

Locality: Pennant

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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The farm building, probably originally a barn, was built, probably in the early C17, with timber framing, originally weatherboarded and now clad in corrugated iron; slated roof, probably replacing thatch, and fully torched underneath.

It is of 3 bays, consisting of 4 cruck trusses erected from the centre bay, all full blades excepting the east pair, which are mounted on an inserted tie beam. The crucks appear to be re-used, and have trenches for earlier tie beams. The present tie beams and collars are tosh-pegged, and the blades meet at a vertical cut at the apex, the joint not visible from the ground. The blades are seated on transverse sills, and clasp longitudinal sill plates, the upper wall plate originally jointed into the blades replaced when the walls were heightened, and new stub ties and principal rafters inserted. This is probably the time the a slate roof was introduced. Trenches for one tier of original purlins each side. Clay floor, reinforced in the centre bay with pebbles. It is an example of a building type also represented at Pl√Ęs Pennant in the same district.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good, well-preserved example of the continuation of the cruck tradition, probably into the C17, with the re-use of timber from earlier buildings.

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