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Barn at Tan-y-Foel

A Grade II Listed Building in Bro Garmon, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0964 / 53°5'47"N

Longitude: -3.7706 / 3°46'14"W

OS Eastings: 281535

OS Northings: 356933

OS Grid: SH815569

Mapcode National: GBR 65.8VZN

Mapcode Global: WH664.1FQK

Entry Name: Barn at Tan-y-Foel

Listing Date: 11 August 1997

Last Amended: 11 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18774

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located immediately to the NE of Tan-y-Foel with the SW gable set into a slope.

County: Conwy

Community: Bro Garmon

Community: Bro Garmon

Locality: Moel Trefriw

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Late medieval or sub-medieval cruck-framed barn, subsequently encased in rubble (C17 or C18) and finally extended and heightened in the second quarter C19.


Long rubble barn with old slate roof. The primary section (of 4 bays) is at the downhill end. This has a wide C20 entrance at L with boarded double doors to the eaves. To the R of this a further entrance, with studded and boarded stable doors and a recessed C19 slate lintel; small square light to R with ventilation slit beyond. Further ventilation slits to the rear and the lower gable; here a slated C19 lean-to with boarded door in a pegged frame. The C19 addition to the upper end is flush with the primary block and continuously roofed. This had 3 stable/byre entrances with lintels as before, though only that to the L remains; that to the R is blocked and the central opening is now an 8-pane window. In the upper-end gable apex, a 4-pane window with recessed lintel as before.


4-bay interior to primary section with 3 pairs of steeply-pitched cruck blades; formerly with pegged collars and tie-beams, these have now mostly been removed, as have the purlins. A late C19/C20 roof of shallower pitch now covers the barn; the C19 raising is clearly visible internally. 2-bay uphill extension with a plain collar and tie-beam truss (the collar removed).

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a scarce surviving example of a late- or sub- medieval cruck-framed barn.

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