mochyn, Wales; UK
Twlc crwn (circular sty) is pigsty (twlc mochyn: twlc
= sty, crwn = circular, mochyn = pig) or goose pen in South
Wales, United Kingdom.
It is constructed in typical corbelling. On the top, there
is cap-stone, over the entrance lies the lintel. Twlc mochyn
has an open area on the front, encircled with the walls, for
the pigs, with a stone manger.
Pigsties in Wales are usually located in the wall, or at least
at the corner of the yard.
In Wales, there exist a lot of pigsties, but no one is in
Farm, Pontypridd: Twlc mochyn in the yard, partly
reconstructed with mortar (the roof).
of Welsh Life, St Fagans (Caerdydd/Cardiff): well
reconstructed twlc mochyn with all the elements
- walls, yard, manger.
Farm, Bargoed: partly collapsed twlc mochyn, but
front part is well preserved. The cap-stone has
been found and reconstruction could be realised.
Farm, Bargoed: partly damaged twlc mochyn (the roof),
but with all the elements, needed for the use.
Celyn, Pentreclwydau (Castell Nedd / Neath): twlc
mochyn in good condition, located in the yard as
Cottage, Saint Hilari / St Hillary: twlc mochyn
is partly reconstructed with mortar (outside), inside
is construction rough, but in original condition.