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Latitude: 51.7584 / 51°45'30"N
Longitude: -3.9125 / 3°54'45"W
OS Eastings: 268097
OS Northings: 208370
OS Grid: SN680083
Mapcode National: GBR GZ.0G3C
Mapcode Global: VH4JR.42G9
Entry Name: Circular pigsty at Pen-yr-esgym
Listing Date: 13 March 2003
Last Amended: 13 March 2003
Source ID: 80987
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: Situated in remote location at the site of the former Pen-yr-esgym Farm some 6km NW of the centre of Pontardawe.
County: Neath Port Talbot
Locality: Mynydd Carnllechart
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Late C18 or early C19 corbelled pigsty. The date range for this style of pigsty in Glamorgan is uncertain, but they are noted as early as 1796 by travellers and the latest dated example is 1856 in Gwent.
Circular corbelled pigsty, rough rubble stone with grouted domed roof. Some 3m external diameter and approximately 2m high. Dressed stone slab lintel and jambs to low animal entry to W.
Included as a very rare and unusual example of a disappearing building type using an ancient form of construction.