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Ye Olde Bull Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Caerhun, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2081 / 53°12'28"N

Longitude: -3.857 / 3°51'25"W

OS Eastings: 276076

OS Northings: 369497

OS Grid: SH760694

Mapcode National: GBR 61.1ZJ5

Mapcode Global: WH54C.QMJH

Plus Code: 9C5R645V+66

Entry Name: Ye Olde Bull Inn

Listing Date: 13 October 1966

Last Amended: 21 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3207

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Prominently located at the T-junction at the village centre; built into the slope of the hill.

County: Conwy

Community: Caerhun

Community: Caerhun

Locality: Llanbedr-y-Cennin

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Late C17 or C18 inn with second quarter C19 and later additions and alterations; L-plan originally, extended to W and E. Of whitened rubble with slate roofs; plain rendered end chimneys to main (front) range with further end chimney to extended bay to W. Near-symmetrical 2 storey 3-window primary block with steps up to central entrance; slightly-recessed C20 boarded and studded door with exposed timber lintel above. Second-quarter C19 flanking sash windows; 16 pane, slightly-recessed with projecting cills and timber lintels as before. 3 similar windows to first floor under the eaves. Vertical slit window to far R on ground floor with glazing bar and lintel as before. Further boarded door to continuous extended bay at R with 24-pane sash window beyond, as before; 4-part modern window to first floor.


Roughly-chamfered ceiling beams to ceiling with plain joists, some replaced. There is evidence of former partitioning, though presently the bar occupies the full length of the ground floor of the primary range; slate-flagged floor, mostly carpeted. Splayed reveals with plank seats to front-facing windows. Large inglenook fireplace to R with flat, chamfered bressummer and a further, smaller fireplace to L gable end with hewn oak lintel. 2-bay rear range with rough pegged collar truss.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a village inn in a prominent position with good C19 external appearance and earlier core. Group value with other listed items in Llanbedr-y-Cennin.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Church Cottage
    Prominently located at the T-junction at the village centre opposite the Bull Inn; built into the slope of the hill.
  • II Church House
    Prominently located at the T-junction at the village centre opposite the Bull Inn; built into the slope of the hill.
  • II* Parish Church of St Peter
    Prominently located on an elevated slope in the centre of the village, approximately 1km W of the Conwy Road (B5106); set within a circular rubble-walled churchyard.
  • II Tyddyn-y-Coed Farmhouse
    Located approximately 1km S of Llanbedr-y-Cennin on an elevated site set against the E slope of Pen-y-Gaer; accessed via a track leading on from a metalled lane which runs SE from Llanbedr village.
  • II Pen-y-Clogwyn
    Located approximately 0.6km ENE of Llanbedr church in an isolated position adjoining a burial ground to the S; sited slightly above a lane running N from the Capel Salem at Llanbedr, on top of a low r
  • II Ffynnon-Bedr Cottage
    Located 1km SE of Llanbedr-y-Cennin church in a field sloping to the W; accessed via an unmetalled track leading W from the lane from Tal-y-Bont to Llanbedr-y-Cennin.
  • II Stable and Cart Range at Ffynnon-Bedr
    Located immediately opposite Ffynnon Bedr Cottage to the W
  • II Barn at Ffynnon-Bedr
    Located immediately SW of Ffynnon Bedr Cottage on a sloping site, its W gable built into the hill.

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