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Stables and Brood Mare's Yard

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentir, Gwynedd

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Pentir

Community: Pentir

Locality: Vaynol Park

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

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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