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Latitude: 52.9353 / 52°56'7"N
Longitude: -3.4263 / 3°25'34"W
OS Eastings: 304233
OS Northings: 338501
OS Grid: SJ042385
Mapcode National: GBR 6M.M264
Mapcode Global: WH786.BHN1
Entry Name: Hendwr Barn
Listing Date: 3 October 2003
Last Amended: 3 October 2003
Source ID: 81885
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: Located on the W side of the road approx 1.7km N of the village, and immediately SW of Pont yr Hendwr. The gable end faces the road.
Traditional County: Merionethshire
C16-17 stone-walled field barn with raised cruck trusses.
Four-bay barn constructed of random stone on boulder footings under a graded random slate roof. Raised stone copings to gables, with moulded kneelers. There are many ventilation slits to the walls, all deeply splayed and with stone lintels. The front faces S with central entrance to through-passage; high narrow doorway with flat head containing part split doors and corrugated iron sheeting. This is flanked by 2 tiers of ventilation slits. North side has rear doorway to through-passage; it is lower with split doors and a timber lintel, with large stones to R jamb. Second doorway inserted to R, for a wagon bay, but later narrowed. It has a planked door with timber lintel within a stone blocking. This wall has 2 tiers of ventilation slits. E gable end has 4 tiers of ventilation slits. W gable end has an inserted loft doorway to gable with stone lintel and sill. Two tiers of ventilation slits beneath.
The interior has 3 raised cruck trusses, all with tie beams. The W and central trusses have collars, whilst the E truss has raked struts; 2 purlins to each pitch; detail to the ridge pieces varies. No loft. Through-passage with opposing doors 2nd bay from E; some flagstones remain to floor, the sides demarcated by upright flagstones. Manger above flagstones to W side, with opening leading into W bays which are undivided, with further manger along S wall. A stone pier has been built against the infill of the wagon doorway. Corrugated iron sheeting above flagstones to E side of passage, with small planked door to R leading to E bays. Ground level inside barn is lower than outside; external ground levels may have been raised.
Listed as a particularly fine and well-preserved example of a cruck-trussed field barn, with good external and internal detail. Group value with Pont yr Hendwr.
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