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Circular pigsty at Craig Fawr Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Mawr, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.7545 / 51°45'16"N

Longitude: -3.9991 / 3°59'56"W

OS Eastings: 262111

OS Northings: 208096

OS Grid: SN621080

Mapcode National: GBR GX.2P80

Mapcode Global: VH4JP.M5P9

Entry Name: Circular pigsty at Craig Fawr Farm

Listing Date: 21 January 1988

Last Amended: 23 May 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81059

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated uphill to right of Graig Fawr farmhouse, reached up track running SE from Garnswllt Road about 700m S of Garnswllt.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Mawr

Community: Mawr

Locality: Garnswllt

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Late C18 or early C19 circular beehive-type stone pigsty of regional type. 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.


Pigsty, circular plan, of dry rubble stone in thin flat stones coursed and slightly corbelled-in each course, to a beehive-domed form. Single door with stone slab lintel and sill and slightly tapering sides. Dry stone L-plan wall in front.

Reasons for Listing

Included as one of the relatively small number of survivors of this distinctive building type using early construction techniques.

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