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Dairy Cottage with garden walls to rear.

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentir, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.2032 / 53°12'11"N

Longitude: -4.1902 / 4°11'24"W

OS Eastings: 253810

OS Northings: 369586

OS Grid: SH538695

Mapcode National: GBR 5M.28LP

Mapcode Global: WH546.LRW7

Entry Name: Dairy Cottage with garden walls to rear.

Listing Date: 26 August 1992

Last Amended: 22 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4194

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: The building lies to the N of Vaynol Old Hall, facing a drive leading N from the Hall to the Long Barn.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Pentir

Community: Pentir

Locality: Vaynol Park

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Dated 1911 and initialled CAS for Charles Garden Assheton-Smith, who was created a baronet in 1911. This was the former dairy to Vaynol Farm and was a late addition to the model farm created in the later C19. Modern conversion into a dwelling.


Built of snecked rubble with freestone dressings, and a slate roof. Symmetrical Tudor-Gothic style. Single storey and attic, 3 bays emphasised by gables on the SW front, the centre one smaller and stepped, and embellished with the coat of arms and date. Similar end gables, all with copings with apex and corner finials. The outer gable windows are 2-light, arch headed, with labels over. Three light windows to the ground floor and narrow windows flank the central 4-centred arched doorway. Along the front and returning across each end is a distinctive lean-to verandah on chamfered timber posts, the returns being arch-braced forming pointed arches. To the rear is a small wing, also gabled, with one terminal octagonal chimney stack.

To the rear, steps descend to the upper walled garden, the stone garden wall on the right is the top wall of the Terraced Garden (q.v.), bowed inwards. On the far side (NE) a gateway with a wrought iron gate leads out to the trackway on the E side of the farm.


Formerly single storey internally until conversion.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a late example of this building type, and for its association with Vaynol Park, and of group value amongst the remarkably complete appurtenances of the model farm and Park.

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