YNYS FAWR, CORN DRYING KILN
Map Reference SS89SW
Grid Reference SS80919489
Unitary (Local) Authority Neath, Port Talbot
Old County Glamorgan
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.