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'Beehive' Pigsty at Blaengwenffrwd Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanover, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7644 / 51°45'51"N

Longitude: -3.0449 / 3°2'41"W

OS Eastings: 327986

OS Northings: 207816

OS Grid: SO279078

Mapcode National: GBR J3.04SB

Mapcode Global: VH79D.5XM9

Entry Name: 'Beehive' Pigsty at Blaengwenffrwd Farm

Listing Date: 15 February 1974

Last Amended: 9 December 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87222

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: On the north side of the Blaenavon road just before it leaves the Community at its western extremity.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Llanover (Llanofer)

Community: Llanover

Locality: Upper Llanover

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Probably C18 but using an ancient construction type once used for human habitation. The walled yard was added in the C19 and has recently been repaired.

Exterior

Conical structure of corbelled stone, now clad externally in roughcast render. Added walled yard of rough red sandstone with cock-and-hen coping, plank door.

Interior

Featureless interior.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as an unusual surviving complete example of a corbelled roof pigsty of local type.

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