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Latitude: 53.2026 / 53°12'9"N
Longitude: -4.1888 / 4°11'19"W
OS Eastings: 253899
OS Northings: 369517
OS Grid: SH538695
Mapcode National: GBR 5M.28XS
Mapcode Global: WH546.MRJP
Plus Code: 9C5Q6R36+2F
Entry Name: Stables and Brood Mare's Yard
Listing Date: 26 August 1992
Last Amended: 22 September 1997
Source ID: 4197
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: Set in the heart of Vaynol Park, E of the Old Hall, and in a secluded setting amongst trees at a lower level than the drive running S from Vaynol Farm.
Locality: Vaynol Park
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The stables probably date from the later C19 or early C20 when the family's equestrian interests were continually increasing. The Vaynol Papers have exceptionally detailed accounts of expenditure on the horses and the stables, including evidence of continual improvements.
Of rubble construction with slate roofs. A long low building of 5 stables to a reflected, almost symmetrical, design around a central tack room. These stables are distinctive for the fact that each has its own individual yard on the E front, formed by brick walls with piers. (Some of these centre ones have been demolished). These extend 30m long to gates at the bottom where there is another trackway. Boarded stable doors and small-pane pivot windows, also to the rear. Access to the stables is from both sides.
The roof is of 'A'-frame construction with a single tier of purlins and doubled collars.
Listed for its considerable interest as an example of a specialist estate stable building designed for breeding horses. Part of the remarkably complete set of C19 estate buildings at Vaynol Park.
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