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Barn at Penlan

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanafanfawr (Llanafan Fawr), Powys

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Latitude: 52.1657 / 52°9'56"N

Longitude: -3.4983 / 3°29'53"W

OS Eastings: 297615

OS Northings: 253000

OS Grid: SN976530

Mapcode National: GBR YJ.5QX3

Mapcode Global: VH5D9.9TXM

Entry Name: Barn at Penlan

Listing Date: 12 January 2001

Last Amended: 12 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24513

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located at right angles and to the NE of the house, the 2 attached by a small C20 lean-to.

County: Powys

Town: Builth Wells

Community: Llanafanfawr (Llanafan Fawr)

Community: Llanafanfawr

Locality: Pentre Llwyn Llwyd

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Probably mid C19, a cart shed and granary added in the later C19.


Three-bay barn facing E with cart shed and granary added to the N end. The barn is constructed of rubble stone under a corrugated iron roof with stone quoins. Central full-height entrance with planked double doors and flanking ventilation slits. To the R, the cart shed and granary is of stone under a slate roof with brick quoins. Open-fronted cart bay, with a planked door to the L leading to stairs. The granary is weather-boarded to the front with central loft hatch. C20 corrugated iron lean-to to rear partly obscuring barn. Low lean-to abutting S gable end (and backing onto the house), partly of blockwork.


The barn has a central wagon bay with low lofts to either side with boarded fronts, supporting open timber framing. The roof trusses have queen struts. There was formerly a low stone wall at the base of the rear door, so there was no through-passage. The doorway now leads into the rear lean-to. One of the planked doors is retained and there are flanking ventilation slits. Fixed to the ground in the lean-to is an iron ring, to which horses are said to have been tethered to operate a gin for threshing the corn.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an agricultural building retaining its character, and for group value with Penlan.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Penlan and attached byre
    Approached by a track from the W which runs off a narrow lane. Located on a hill and facing S with dramatic views. The ground also slopes down slightly to the E, the byre at the downhill end.

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