YNYS FAWR, CORN DRYING KILN

Site Details



NPRN
33324
Map Reference
SS89SW
Grid Reference
SS80919489
Unitary (Local) Authority
Neath, Port Talbot
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Glyncorrwg
Type of Site
CORN DRYING KILN
Broad Class
Agriculture and Subsistence
Period
Post Medieval

Site Description

Remains of a field corn-drying kiln, consisting of a dry-stone walled pit in the form of an inverted cone 2m in depth. The pit is roughly 3m diameter at the top, tapering to 1m at the base. There is a neatly constructed lip in masonry around the top of the pit. A tunnel about 4m long connects the bottom of the pit with the edge of the mound on the downhill side. A cloth or skin was stretched across the top, probably from a wooden frame set within the lip, and a fire was lit at the end of the tunnel. Grain was spread across the membrane to dry before being stored.
Source: Cadw scheduling description of 08.2000
F.Foster, RCAHMW, 03.2006.

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