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Barn at Wern Tarw

A Grade II Listed Building in Coychurch Higher (Llangrallo Uchaf), Bridgend

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5497 / 51°32'59"N

Longitude: -3.5005 / 3°30'1"W

OS Eastings: 296052

OS Northings: 184495

OS Grid: SS960844

Mapcode National: GBR HH.FQ6M

Mapcode Global: VH5HD.89RT

Entry Name: Barn at Wern Tarw

Listing Date: 13 November 1997

Last Amended: 13 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19050

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located at right angles to a narrow lane at the base of the foothills of the Mynydd y Gaer. The associated farmhouse is to the S.

County: Bridgend

Community: Coychurch Higher (Llangrallo Uchaf)

Community: Coychurch Higher

Locality: Wern Tarw

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

A small stone above the front entrance carries an engraved date of 1804. The layout, with its aligned front and rear entrances, is typical of a C18 - early C19 barn used for storing and threshing corn.

Exterior

Barn with centrally-placed doorways to front and rear. Random rubble with stone dressings, under a stone-tiled roof, except for one small section of corrugated asbestos-cement. The wide doorways are under segmental arches with voussoirs. They are flanked by ventilation slits. The front (E) doorway contains C20 planked double doors. The ventilation slit to the R is blocked. To the rear is an added lean-to porch with a corrugated asbestos-cement roof. The doorway has planked doors. The S and N gable ends each have a ventilation slit in the gable and a second blocked slit below.

Interior

Five-bay interior with simple king-post roof. The barn is now used as a sheep pen.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well preserved and large corn barn reflecting the end of the period before the mechanisation of agriculture. Group value with the farmhouse and cowhouse to the S.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Wern Tarw and attached Cowhouse
    Located S of a lane which runs E - W along the foothills of the Mynydd y Gaer. The house is on a platform site, the rear being cut into the hillside. Wern Tarw Barn is to the N.
  • II Zoar Chapel Vestry
    Small vestry immediately W of Soar Chapel and within the same curtilage.
  • II Zoar Chapel
    Situated in a prominent position where two lanes cross. To the N the land rises up steeply to the Mynydd y Gaer. The chapel and its vestry are fronted by a low wall with iron railings. Two piers wi

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