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Cowhouse to S. of Bryn Mawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Dolgellau, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7306 / 52°43'50"N

Longitude: -3.8842 / 3°53'3"W

OS Eastings: 272862

OS Northings: 316436

OS Grid: SH728164

Mapcode National: GBR 91.10UQ

Mapcode Global: WH56P.9MMJ

Entry Name: Cowhouse to S. of Bryn Mawr

Listing Date: 19 June 1990

Last Amended: 19 June 1990

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5139

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated immediately in front of the farmhouse and parallel to it.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Dolgellau

Community: Dolgellau

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Early Cl7.


Single storey, lofted dower house or Tyddyn-y-Traian (Jointure-House). Currently used for agricultural purposes. Originally direct entry with hall to S, service rooms to N. Coursed rubble masonry, boulder foundation. Steeply pitched quarry slate roof, simple ovolo eaves cornice, close verges. Stack removed from right end.
Window to left doorways to centre and right, that to right formerly window; plank doors, stone lintels. Blocked loft window to right on N gable end.
Window to left on rear elevation, partly blocked, stone lintel.

Late Cl9, three bay cowhouse adjoins to S. Rubble masonry, slate roof. Central doorway, doorhead at eaves, plank split door. Vent slits to end bay. Pitching door to gable end. Tie beam and collar beam trusses, bolted.


Stop chamfered transverse ceiling beams. Broad bressumer with broach stops to chamfer. Rubble cross wall inserted to S of original entry. Small fireplace to loft. 2 through purlin collared trusses, original purlins.

Reasons for Listing

Important group value of dower house with farmhouse.

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