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Agricultural Complex at Pant Glas

A Grade II Listed Building in Betws-y-Coed, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0456 / 53°2'44"N

Longitude: -3.7231 / 3°43'23"W

OS Eastings: 284581

OS Northings: 351199

OS Grid: SH845511

Mapcode National: GBR 67.D232

Mapcode Global: WH66B.SQ82

Plus Code: 9C5R27WG+6Q

Entry Name: Agricultural Complex at Pant Glas

Listing Date: 8 April 1997

Last Amended: 8 April 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18331

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located 100m to the N of Pant Glas farmhouse on a commanding hill-top site above the road.

County: Conwy

Community: Ysbyty Ifan

Community: Ysbyty Ifan

Locality: Pant Glas

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Agricultural complex dated 1883; built as part of a series of estate improvements and rebuilding works carried out by Lord Penrhyn of Penrhyn Castle, who acquired the Ysbyty Ifan and Eidda estates in the 1850s.


Large, planned agricultural complex, built around a quadrangular part-cobbled courtyard. Of rubble construction with some rough-dressed stone re-used from the demolished ranges of the former Pant Glas mansion to the W; hipped slate roofs with tiled ridges, machine-cut slate lintels and cills. The complex consists of a large, symmetrical 4-bay corn barn to the N with low byre and stable ranges advancing as flanking wings to the E and W; the courtyard is accessed from the S between two further storeyed blocks, that on the E side bearing a small datestone (1883). Large central entrance to corn barn with flanking tiered ventilation slits; C20 lean-to addition to R with corrugated asbestos roof, further entrance beyond. 2 large cart entrances to western front block; a 3-bay pigsty with slated roof adjoins to front of E block. The front blocks have upper haylofts accessed from the courtyard via external flights of coped, parapetted steps, that to the E rebuilt 1996.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an exceptionally good example of a C19 estate-built agricultural complex with group value with Pant Glas farmhouse.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pant Glas Farmhouse
    Located on a strategic hilltop site overlooking the A 5 at the northern boundary of the community; accessed via a metalled lane running SW from the main road.
  • II Pont Rhyd-y-Dyfrgi
    Spanning the Afon Conwy at the SE border of the community immediately N of the A5 and carrying the metalled drive to Voelas.
  • II Pont Rhyd-y-Dyfrgi
    Spans the border between the Bro Garmon and Ysbyty Ifan communities.
  • II Driveway bridge at Voelas (partly in Bro Garmon community)
    The drive to Voelas crosses a bridge over the Nant-y-coed running N-S and forming the community boundary with Bro Garmon immediately to W of the house.
  • II* Voelas
    Voelas Estate lies on the W edge of the community, W of Pentrefoelas. The house stands in its own parkland overlooking the picturesque narrow valley of the Afon Conwy.
  • II Summer House at Voelas
    The summer house is built in with the wall between the house and the stable yard, approximately 20m from the house.
  • II Laundry, stable and bothy at Voelas
    The building containing the laundry, garage, stable and bothy is set transversely at the E end of the terrace across the main S front of the house.
  • II Carriage house at Voelas
    The carriage house forms the S side of the service courtyard, E of the house, and backs on to the walled garden.

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