Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Barn north of Pen-y-Bryn

A Scheduled Monument in Bro Machno, Conwy

We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 53.0363 / 53°2'10"N

Longitude: -3.8105 / 3°48'37"W

OS Eastings: 278698

OS Northings: 350309

OS Grid: SH786503

Mapcode National: GBR 63.DQW7

Mapcode Global: WH669.FYQ6

Entry Name: Barn N of Pen-y-Bryn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3393

Cadw Legacy ID: CN139

Schedule Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Category: Barn

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Conwy

Community: Bro Machno

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument consists of a barn dating to the 17th century. It is built of partly coursed slate rubble with fine slate quoins. The barn is of five bays: the NW bay is divided from the rest of the barn by a timber partition, and this bay is entered from a doorway in the NW gable end; this bay has been lofted over. The next bay contains wide opposing doorways, each with a lintel on corbels above. The door heads are segmental, with long, shaped voussoirs. The remaining bays are each lit by opposing slits. The roof is supported on four through-purlin collar and tie beam trusses. The SE gable and the NW end of the barn have been rebuilt, and the entire barn has been re-roofed with the original trusses retained but with many new rafters. A lean-to shed formerly against the NW end of the N wall has been removed.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of post-medieval settlement and agricultural practices. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques, together with a strong probability of environmental evidence. A barn may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.