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Buarth-Mawr Barn

A Scheduled Monument in Wick (Y Wig), Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

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Latitude: 51.4384 / 51°26'18"N

Longitude: -3.5517 / 3°33'6"W

OS Eastings: 292243

OS Northings: 172182

OS Grid: SS922721

Mapcode National: GBR HF.NPB3

Mapcode Global: VH5HY.D36P

Entry Name: Buarth-Mawr Barn

Scheduled Date: 17 October 1937

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2249

Cadw Legacy ID: GM148

Schedule Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Category: Barn

Period: Medieval

County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

Community: Wick (Y Wig)

Built-Up Area: Wick

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument consists of the remains of a barn, probably dating to the medieval period. The barn is situated in the village of Wick, is stone built, measuring approximately 32 x 11m. The walls stand to a height of approx. 3.5m. The north wall has buttresses on the outside c. 2m high. A door, c. 1.8 x 1.2m has been cut through about half way along. The east wall is featureles; the west wall is similar, with buttresses at the corners. The original main entrance is on the south side, approximately in the middle, with a small section of arch remaining. There are three original windows on this side, two to the east of the entrance, one to the west. There are also two inserted doorways, c. 1.8 x 1m, one on either side of the entrance. Just to the east of the door on the west is an external flue, and to the east of this a protruding piece of wall, suggesting a possible vanished extension.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of 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

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