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Barn at Biglis Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.421 / 51°25'15"N

Longitude: -3.2346 / 3°14'4"W

OS Eastings: 314247

OS Northings: 169827

OS Grid: ST142698

Mapcode National: GBR HV.PR2Z

Mapcode Global: VH6FK.WKB1

Entry Name: Barn at Biglis Farm

Listing Date: 3 May 2002

Last Amended: 3 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26510

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Farmyard lies to E of farmhouse and barn is nearest and at right angles to it.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Cardiff

Community: Dinas Powys

Community: Dinas Powys

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Possibly originally C18 or early C19 remodelled in mid C19. Shown on the Tithe Map of 1840 but part of a wholly different farmyard plan to that which had been created by the time of the first edition OS map surveyed 1878, where it is shown as part of an extensive farmyard range. Interestingly the Tithe Map apparently shows an area of surviving strip farming nearby, all plots separately numbered. Ownership separated from the house late 1970s.


Long barn, aligned N/S. Built of stone rubble with tooled dressings. Corrugated roof. Most openings are cambered-arched with voussoirs. On the uphill side is the barn, with tall blocked porch with roof extending over, opposing flush double doors to farmyard; ventilation slits to sides at two levels. On downhill side are boarded loft openings, with stone staircase on outer side. Gable end has quoins developing into battered buttresses and paired segmental arches to a cartshed, paired loft openings above and an oculus in gable apex.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine barn of regional character from the age of agricultural improvement. Group value with the farmhouse, the two now in separate ownership.

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