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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
Source ID: 83255
Building Class: Industrial
Location: Situated on slope behind the Dyfi Furnace, reached by footpath.
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
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.
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.
Large interior with bedrock exposed at left end. Five large tie-beam trusses each with four diagonal struts. No loft floor.
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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