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Barn above Dyfi Furnace

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ysgubor-y-Coed, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5378 / 52°32'16"N

Longitude: -3.9403 / 3°56'25"W

OS Eastings: 268496

OS Northings: 295098

OS Grid: SN684950

Mapcode National: GBR 8Y.FBGB

Mapcode Global: VH4DV.NG8V

Entry Name: Barn above Dyfi Furnace

Listing Date: 23 November 2004

Last Amended: 23 November 2004

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83255

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Situated on slope behind the Dyfi Furnace, reached by footpath.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Ysgubor-y-coed

Community: Ysgubor-y-Coed

Locality: Furnace

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Large industrial storage barn built to store charcoal to fuel the Dyfi Furnace, built c. 1755. The furnace was sited in Wales although it used Cumbrian ore because of the availability of oak for charcoal. Shown in background of 1804 P.J. de Loutherbourg drawing of furnace.

Exterior

Barn, rubble stone with slate roof, large scale, built partly into bank. Uphill N side has centre doorway with cambered arch and stone voussoirs, and six ventilation slots under eaves. Right end has large door with timber lintel. Left end is built onto bedrock and has opening at ground level (loft level inside). Rear has six ventilation slots under eaves.

Interior

Large interior with bedrock exposed at left end. Five large tie-beam trusses each with four diagonal struts. No loft floor.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* for its exceptional interest as a C18 industrial storage barn, on a large scale, well-preserved and an integral part of the Dyfi Furnace complex.

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