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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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