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Circular pigsty at Blaendulais Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Seven Sisters, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7658 / 51°45'56"N

Longitude: -3.7192 / 3°43'9"W

OS Eastings: 281455

OS Northings: 208856

OS Grid: SN814088

Mapcode National: GBR Y7.ZXS6

Mapcode Global: VH5G3.HW46

Entry Name: Circular pigsty at Blaendulais Farm

Listing Date: 6 November 2003

Last Amended: 6 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82048

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: On the E side of the farmyard and just S of the house at Blaendulais Farm.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Neath

Community: Seven Sisters (Blaendulais)

Community: Seven Sisters

Built-Up Area: Seven Sisters

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

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.

Exterior

Circular pigsty, rubble stone in courses of thin stones with little mortar, rendered and probably originally whitewashed. Circular plan, battered walls curving in to pointed dome roof constructed by slightly corbelling in each successive course and the apex capped with a curved finial stone. Narrow door with iron lintels. On S side tiny window with projecting stone lintel.

Reasons for Listing

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

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The War Memorial
    In a prominent position on the N side of a bend in the A4109 near the centre of Seven Sisters.

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