CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 42082 - Minfordd Cottages, barn
Listed Building 18138 (II )

NGR :- SN8809298679 (SN89NE)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Llanbrynmair
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - Barn ? (Building - Intact )

Listed building.

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

The building lies parallel to and to the rear of Minffordd Cottages, approximately half way between Pennant and the turn to Bont Dolgadfan.

The farm building, probably originally a barn, was built, probably in the early C17, with timber framing, originally weatherboarded and now clad in corrugated iron; slated roof, probably replacing thatch, and fully torched underneath.

It is of 3 bays, consisting of 4 cruck trusses erected from the centre bay, all full blades excepting the east pair, which are mounted on an inserted tie beam. The crucks appear to be re-used, and have trenches for earlier tie beams. The present tie beams and collars are tosh-pegged, and the blades meet at a vertical cut at the apex, the joint not visible from the ground. The blades are seated on transverse sills, and clasp longitudinal sill plates, the upper wall plate originally jointed into the blades replaced when the walls were heightened, and new stub ties and principal rafters inserted. This is probably the time the a slate roof was introduced. Trenches for one tier of original purlins each side. Clay floor, reinforced in the centre bay with pebbles. It is an example of a building type also represented at Pls Pennant in the same district.

Included as a good, well-preserved example of the continuation of the cruck tradition, probably into the C17, with the re-use of timber from earlier buildings.

Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,

record created 20/08/01 , last updated 20/08/01
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2003 (and in part Crown, 2003)

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Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 7a Church Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DL.
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