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Latitude: 52.6852 / 52°41'6"N
Longitude: -3.7375 / 3°44'14"W
OS Eastings: 282649
OS Northings: 311141
OS Grid: SH826111
Mapcode National: GBR 97.3SJ7
Mapcode Global: WH682.KRGT
Entry Name: Field barn below Ffridd
Listing Date: 4 November 1999
Last Amended: 4 November 1999
Source ID: 22617
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: The barn and farm building nestles in a hollow in the steep slope rising to Foel-y-ffridd, below the small farmhouse known as Ffridd.
Traditional County: Merionethshire
Built probably in the C18, reusing materials probably from another isolated outfield building. It was probably originally a field cowhouse for Ffridd which stands some distance away and above the field barn.
The building is constructed partly in timber framing between stone gable ends, but some stone walling at the E end. Continuous old thick slate roof, largely replaced with corrugated iron on the S slope. It is of 6 bays, with a central 3-bay barn. Pitching door to the W gable end. Small doors open to the central bay of the barn.
Five trusses of varying construction, including trusses 2, 3 and 5 from the W being originally partly or fully filled. Truss 2 has a tie beam and principal rafters consisting of re-used cruck blades, trenched for a tie beam. Bays 5 and 6 are stone walled on the S side, probably replacing timber framing. The walling framework is grooved to receive wattle and daub, which was later replaced with the present weatherboarding. The central threshing bay of the barn has a timber floor.
Included as a substantial field barn - a regionally characteristic type; this example is notable both for its scale, and for its use of timber framing, unusual in an area where stone dominates construction.
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