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Hendwr Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandrillo, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 52.9353 / 52°56'7"N

Longitude: -3.4263 / 3°25'34"W

OS Eastings: 304233

OS Northings: 338501

OS Grid: SJ042385

Mapcode National: GBR 6M.M264

Mapcode Global: WH786.BHN1

Entry Name: Hendwr Barn

Listing Date: 3 October 2003

Last Amended: 3 October 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81885

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located on the W side of the road approx 1.7km N of the village, and immediately SW of Pont yr Hendwr. The gable end faces the road.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llandrillo

Community: Llandrillo

Locality: Hendwr

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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C16-17 stone-walled field barn with raised cruck trusses.


Four-bay barn constructed of random stone on boulder footings under a graded random slate roof. Raised stone copings to gables, with moulded kneelers. There are many ventilation slits to the walls, all deeply splayed and with stone lintels. The front faces S with central entrance to through-passage; high narrow doorway with flat head containing part split doors and corrugated iron sheeting. This is flanked by 2 tiers of ventilation slits. North side has rear doorway to through-passage; it is lower with split doors and a timber lintel, with large stones to R jamb. Second doorway inserted to R, for a wagon bay, but later narrowed. It has a planked door with timber lintel within a stone blocking. This wall has 2 tiers of ventilation slits. E gable end has 4 tiers of ventilation slits. W gable end has an inserted loft doorway to gable with stone lintel and sill. Two tiers of ventilation slits beneath.


The interior has 3 raised cruck trusses, all with tie beams. The W and central trusses have collars, whilst the E truss has raked struts; 2 purlins to each pitch; detail to the ridge pieces varies. No loft. Through-passage with opposing doors 2nd bay from E; some flagstones remain to floor, the sides demarcated by upright flagstones. Manger above flagstones to W side, with opening leading into W bays which are undivided, with further manger along S wall. A stone pier has been built against the infill of the wagon doorway. Corrugated iron sheeting above flagstones to E side of passage, with small planked door to R leading to E bays. Ground level inside barn is lower than outside; external ground levels may have been raised.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a particularly fine and well-preserved example of a cruck-trussed field barn, with good external and internal detail. Group value with Pont yr Hendwr.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pont yr Hendwr
    Carrying the B4401 over the Afon Lynor, approx 1.7km N of Llandrillo. The Llynor is a tributary of the River Dee.
  • II* Plas-yn-Faerdref
    Located off the E side of the road, in a slightly raised position, approx 2km N of Llandrillo.
  • II Melin y Glyn
    Located off a lane which runs E from the B4401 at Pont yr Hendwr following the Afon Llynor. The complex is set down from the N side of the lane. The mill bounds the E side of a yard, which contains
  • II Hendwr
    Located off the W side of the road and approx 2.3km N of the village. Reached down a long tree-lined avenue which leads from Pont yr Hendwr. The front faces E, with gardens to sides and rear.
  • II Pen y bryn
    Located off a lane which runs E from the B4401 at Pont yr Hendwr, following and then crossing the Afon Llynor. Set back from the N side of the lane in a slightly raised position surrounded by gardens
  • II War Memorial
    Located on grass in front of the Community Hall.
  • II Rhyd y Glafes
    Located off the B4401 road, approximately 1.5km S of Cynwyd village.
  • II Pont Lladrillo
    Carrying the High Street over the Afon Ceidiog on the E side of the village.

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