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Threshing Barn at Bryngwylan

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangernyw, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2147 / 53°12'52"N

Longitude: -3.6649 / 3°39'53"W

OS Eastings: 288922

OS Northings: 369922

OS Grid: SH889699

Mapcode National: GBR 69.1J72

Mapcode Global: WH65L.PG0C

Entry Name: Threshing Barn at Bryngwylan

Listing Date: 17 March 1999

Last Amended: 17 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21490

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: The barn stands about 100m S of the farmhouse on th N side of the farmyard. Bryngwylan is situated approximately 2.5km NNE of Llangernyw village centre.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Llangernyw

Community: Llangernyw

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Probably built in C17 or early C18. The barn is shown on a map of 1784.


Gabled vernacular threshing barn aligned E-W. Built from local random stone rubble with massive boulder stone plinth and quoins typical of vernacular stone building of pre C18 origin in this region. Hand riven slate roof with low gable parapets. Downhill gable end, facing W, has two tiers of two ventilation slits and another at the apex. Opposing doors in N and S elevations; short flight of stone steps lead up to S doorway with split boarded door on iron strap hinges and stone lintel above; replacement concrete lintel to N door. Single window with stone lintel and sill to left of S door.


Four-bay open rafter hardwood roof with through purlins on trusses with chamfered tie beams and collars; principal rafters have pegged mortice and tenon joint at apex and feet; floor steps down approximately 0.75m to W of threshing floor. Remains of line shafting machinery at E end.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good and relatively intact example of a C17 or early C18 threshing barn and for group value with farmhouse.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bryngwylan
    Farmhouse situated on an elevated site 300m N of the A548, approximately 3km NNW of Llangernyw village.
  • II Pigs Sties, Shelter Shed, Hay Loft, Shed and Stockyard Walls at Glan yr Afon
    The buildings stand in a row to the N of the farmyard on the E bank of the Afon Elwy at right angles to the river at Glan yr Afon, approximately 1.75km NNE of Llangernyw village centre.
  • II Threshing Barn and two Sheds at Glan yr Afon
    The threshing barn and attached sheds stand in a range parallel and opposite to the stables and cart shed, on the SE side of the farmyard at Glan yr Afon, approximately 1.75km NNE of Llangernyw villag
  • II Stables and Cartshed at Glan yr Afon
    Glan yr Afon is situated at the end of a farm road leading from the A548 approximately 2km NNE of Llangernyw village centre. The stables and adjoining cartshed stand above the Afon Elwy and enclose t
  • II Glan yr Afon
    Farmhouse situated at the SW side of the farmyard. Glan yr Afon is situated at the end of a farm road leading from the A548 approximately 2km NNE of Llangernyw village centre.
  • II Tan-y-Graig Farmhouse
    Located at the SW boundary of the community, approximately 0.6km N of Melai, set back to the NW of the old road from Llanfair Talhaiarn to Llangernyw; accessed via a short track.

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