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Bank-Barn at Tan-y-lan

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangattock, Powys

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Latitude: 51.861 / 51°51'39"N

Longitude: -3.1911 / 3°11'27"W

OS Eastings: 318072

OS Northings: 218716

OS Grid: SO180187

Mapcode National: GBR YY.SWM0

Mapcode Global: VH6CG.MHV6

Entry Name: Bank-Barn at Tan-y-lan

Listing Date: 21 October 1998

Last Amended: 21 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20683

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located 1.1km along a narrow lane running uphill from the Usk valley and the B4558 Llangattock to Llangynidr road. W of and parallel to Tan-y-lan farmhouse. The barn is orientated N-S against the co

County: Powys

Community: Llangattock (Llangatwg)

Community: Llangattock

Locality: Pen-y-Bryn

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Probably late C17/early C18 barn with cow-house at downhill end. A stable was added to the uphill end in C19.


Substantial 5-bay barn of rubble masonry under a slate roof with cow house in lower (N) end. Central threshing floor. The E entrance is almost full height under a timber lintel, but the doors do not survive. To its L are 3 ventilation slits, the central one at a higher level. To the R is a high level ventilation slit in the centre, but as the ground slopes away sharply to the N, there is a basement. This has an entrance under a timber lintel and a relieving arch of voussoirs, with a very small wood framed opening to its R. Adjoining the S end of the barn is a slightly higher stable range of rubble masonry under a corrugated iron roof. It has a square headed doorway to the R and a 4-pane window to the L, both with timber lintels.

The W side has a slightly lower passage entrance, under a stone relieving arch and containing wood planked double doors. To the R, are 3 ventilation slits to match those on the front. An open shelter with a corrugated iron lean-to roof is located L (N) of the rear doors, and there is a planked hatch into the barn.


Paved flagstone cart passage. Simple tie-beam trusses; some timbers are replacements. The loft is located N of the passage and is about 1m higher and has possibly been lowered. It has a planked floor, and is supported on timber posts with some planking to the sides. Stone steps lead down to the basement. A stone-built manger with a timber sill and vertical posts is located along the S side of this cow-house.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Tan-y-lan Farmhouse.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Tan-y-lan
    Located 1.1km along a narrow lane and then a track, which rises southwards from the Usk valley and the B4558 road. The house is sited end onto the slope.
  • II Pen-y-Bryn
    300m N of a narrow lane which rises from the Usk valley and the B4558. Stone walls bound the gardens. In the yard is a stone mounting block. To the N of the house is the threshing barn, to the W of
  • II Pen-y-bryn Bridge (Canal Bridge No 123)
    Located 0.35km W of an estate cottage called Fro, the bridge carries a track over the canal from the B4558 road to fields on the Glanusk Estate.
  • II Fro
    Located off the N side of the B4558 Llangattock to Llangynidr road where it curves round sharply to the S to cross the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. The house is set down from the road, and the gro
  • II Fro Bridge (Canal Bridge No 122)
    Located immediately E of an estate cottage called Fro, the bridge carries the B4558 road over the canal. To the W the road runs along the S bank of the canal, and to the E, along the N side
  • II Barn immediately to N of Pen-y-Bryn farmhouse
    Located 300m off a narrow lane which rises as it leads southwards from the Usk valley and B4558 road. The barn forms the NE corner of the farmyard, to the N of the house.
  • II Spiteful Inn Bridge (Canal Bridge No 124)
    Located 0.5km from the W edge of the community, the bridge carries a track over the canal from the B4558 road to fields on the Glanusk Estate.
  • II Barn at Hendreforwydd
    Located at the end of a track 0.5km long, which leads SW from the B4558 Llangattock to Llangynidr road. The barn is set into a steep slope with the cowhouse and stable to E and farmhouse to NW.

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