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Piggery at Plas Kinmel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2762 / 53°16'34"N

Longitude: -3.5301 / 3°31'48"W

OS Eastings: 298066

OS Northings: 376560

OS Grid: SH980765

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZSK.J9

Mapcode Global: WH658.RX58

Entry Name: Piggery at Plas Kinmel

Listing Date: 5 August 1997

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18710

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Plas Kinmel stands at the E at the bottom of Primrose Hill, N of St George village. The piggery lies on the E side of the E range of the farmyard, and behind the dovecote at the end of the S range.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Locality: Plas Kinmel

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Plas Kinmel was designed as a model farm in 1866-7 for H R Hughes of Kinmel, employing a foremost architect, W E Nesfield, who had, unusually, previously designed and detailed farm buildings in Lancashire and Derbyshire.


Built of limestone with slate roofs. The piggery is laid out around three sides of a square yard, which is entered from the SW corner. Five styes on the N, each with a small exercise yard bounded by walls 1.3m high, and paired gates. Single opening into the sty, and a steeply pitched ventilation dormer shared between two adjoining styes. Three similar styes on the E side, the roof of which continues to a hipped end, the last bay opening into a large farrowing run, which forms the S side of the yard. The front of this sty is partially walled in brick.

Reasons for Listing

Included at Grade II* as an example of the care of detail exercised by a foremost Victorian architect on a small element of the model farm complex.

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