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East farmyard range at Bryn-rhos

A Grade II Listed Building in Penllergaer, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.6613 / 51°39'40"N

Longitude: -3.9955 / 3°59'43"W

OS Eastings: 262074

OS Northings: 197726

OS Grid: SS620977

Mapcode National: GBR GX.8B6C

Mapcode Global: VH4K2.PHLR

Entry Name: East farmyard range at Bryn-rhos

Listing Date: 30 April 2002

Last Amended: 30 April 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26499

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated on the E side of the farmyard at Bryn-rhos, just E of the A483 some 1.7 km S of junction 47 on the M4 motorway.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Penllergaer (Penlle'r-gaer)

Community: Penllergaer

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Earlier to mid C19 outbuilding, one of 3 around the farm courtyard at Bryn-rhos, a Penllergare estate farm. All originally were whitewashed and had hipped roofs, replaced with gabled roofs in late C19 probably. This range was cowshed, the dove openings on the S end matching those on the building opposite.


Outbuilding, rubble stone with slate roof, two storeys outside but full-height within, 7 bays with stone voussoirs to all openings. 7 doors below, the 4th altered to a window and 5th blocked. 7 windows above, but only 3 opening, in even bays, and these have metal casements. S end wall has blocked unusual dovecote with round opening in centre within a ring of raised stone, and 6 blocked small openings with shelf below positioned around in hexagon. N end has door to feed passage to left. End gables are added, difference in stonework.


Interior has collar-truss roof with structure of former hipped ends remaining. Single cow-shed in all but last bay, walled off as dovecote each end.

Reasons for Listing

Included as part of a little-altered C19 estate farm group, a very rare survival in the region.

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