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Latitude: 51.7658 / 51°45'56"N
Longitude: -3.7192 / 3°43'9"W
OS Eastings: 281455
OS Northings: 208856
OS Grid: SN814088
Mapcode National: GBR Y7.ZXS6
Mapcode Global: VH5G3.HW46
Entry Name: Circular pigsty at Blaendulais Farm
Listing Date: 6 November 2003
Last Amended: 6 November 2003
Source ID: 82048
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: On the E side of the farmyard and just S of the house at Blaendulais Farm.
County: Neath Port Talbot
Community: Seven Sisters (Blaendulais)
Community: Seven Sisters
Built-Up Area: Seven Sisters
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 pigsty, rubble stone in courses of thin stones with little mortar, rendered and probably originally whitewashed. Circular plan, battered walls curving in to pointed dome roof constructed by slightly corbelling in each successive course and the apex capped with a curved finial stone. Narrow door with iron lintels. On S side tiny window with projecting stone lintel.
Included as a very rare and unusual example of a disappearing building type using and ancient form of construction.
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