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Circular pigsty at Pen-yr-esgym

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontardawe, Neath Port Talbot

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Latitude: 51.7584 / 51°45'30"N

Longitude: -3.9125 / 3°54'45"W

OS Eastings: 268097

OS Northings: 208370

OS Grid: SN680083

Mapcode National: GBR GZ.0G3C

Mapcode Global: VH4JR.42G9

Entry Name: Circular pigsty at Pen-yr-esgym

Listing Date: 13 March 2003

Last Amended: 13 March 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80987

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated in remote location at the site of the former Pen-yr-esgym Farm some 6km NW of the centre of Pontardawe.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Swansea

Community: Pontardawe

Community: Pontardawe

Locality: Mynydd Carnllechart

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Late C18 or early C19 corbelled pigsty. The date range for this style of pigsty in Glamorgan is uncertain, but they are noted as early as 1796 by travellers and the latest dated example is 1856 in Gwent.


Circular corbelled pigsty, rough rubble stone with grouted domed roof. Some 3m external diameter and approximately 2m high. Dressed stone slab lintel and jambs to low animal entry to W.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a very rare and unusual example of a disappearing building type using an ancient form of construction.

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