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Fron-gelyn Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandyrnog, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1955 / 53°11'43"N

Longitude: -3.3187 / 3°19'7"W

OS Eastings: 311995

OS Northings: 367299

OS Grid: SJ119672

Mapcode National: GBR 6R.2QBH

Mapcode Global: WH76W.ZYT5

Entry Name: Fron-gelyn Barn

Listing Date: 22 October 2002

Last Amended: 22 October 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 27011

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: In Fron-gelyn farmyard, to the north-west of the original yard.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llandyrnog

Community: Llandyrnog

Locality: Fron-gelyn

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Probably C18.

Exterior

A 4-bay threshing barn in local axe-dressed masonry with slate roof, sited downslope. As seen from the farmyard to the south, the left 2 bays are lofted; there is a stable or calfhouse with door and window beneath in the left bay. Small window in the second bay, where there is said to have been a chaff cutter, and slit ventilators above and below. The full-height barn door is in the third bay, and there is an ordinary 3-quarter-height door in the fourth bay.

At the left gable is a low lean-to in similar materials, with door to the front, and 2 tiers of slit ventilators in the gable above.

The threshing engine formerly stood at the rear (to north) and there is a slit in the wall for a power drive to the machinery in the barn. At this side there is now a modern livestock shed.

Interior

Threshing floor in the third bay between opposed doors, flagged. The 2 bays to left have their loft floor. Trusses with V struts, 2 purlins each side. The trusses each side of the threshing floor have central posts from ground to tie beam.

There was formerly a chaff-cutting machine in the ground part of the second bay.

Reasons for Listing

A good late vernacular barn which has retained its character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Shippon and Stable at Fron-gelyn
    In Fron-gelyn farmyard, to west of the farmhouse.
  • II Fron-gelyn Farmhouse
    Llandyrnog
  • II* Church of St. Cwyfan
    In a square churchyard 1.5 km north-east of St Tyrnog's Church. Stone churchyard wall with iron gate at south; modern copy of stocks in an enclosure with iron railings beside the gate; formerly a vill
  • II* Plas Ashpool
    To the east side of the B5429, about 2km north of Llandyrnog village; farm buildings to north-west side.
  • II Two Parallel Barns with Linking Sheds at Plas Ashpool
    To west of Plas Ashpool, the barns lying at right angles to the road.
  • II Castell Bach
    Reached by an unclassified narrow lane 1 km north-east from Dre-goch Ganol on the B5429.
  • II Ty Capel y Dyffryn
    To the side of Capel Dyffryn, to which it is linked by a wall; similar low wall and railings at front to those of the chapel.
  • II Capel y Dyffryn
    ¾ km north of Llandyrnog village, west of the crossroads, at south side of road. Low wall and railings at front; former manse and school/vestry at west.

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