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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
Source ID: 3393
Cadw Legacy ID: CN139
Schedule Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
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.
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