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A Grade II Listed Building in Pentir, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.2043 / 53°12'15"N

Longitude: -4.1916 / 4°11'29"W

OS Eastings: 253718

OS Northings: 369717

OS Grid: SH537697

Mapcode National: GBR 5M.228F

Mapcode Global: WH546.LQ6B

Entry Name: Kennels

Listing Date: 22 September 1997

Last Amended: 22 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18912

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: The kennels lie at the far N end of the group of buildings at the heart of Vaynol Park, and alongside the trackway to the National Trust reserve.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Pentir

Community: Pentir

Locality: Vaynol Park

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The kennels are of the early C20, probably relating to the expenditure incurred by the estate in 1913.


Pebbledashed brickwork, with a slate roof. The building has separate pens, with a an enclosed feeding walkway on the N side, and a door in a re-entrant angle. On the S, three railed exercise enclosures with tall round-topped iron railings on a orthostatic slate wall approximately 1m high. On the W, 2 larger dog runs, perhaps added later, railed with standard railings set on a low brick wall with a slate coping.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of the genre, and to complete the fine group of listed service buildings for Vaynol Hall.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Y Bwthyn
    The cottage lies immediately NW of Vaynol Farm, facing towards the chapel. It was formerly known as Church Cottage.
  • II Cart shed to NW farmyard, including hammel to rear.
    Set at right angles to the Long Barn on the N side, and closing the E side of this farmyard, facing the hammel and haystore in the NE farmyard. Vaynol Farm lies N of Vaynol Old Hall.
  • II Hammel and haystore to NE farmyard
    Set at right angles to the NE end of the Long Barn, and on the opposite side of the narrower NE farmyard from the hammel at the rear of the cartshed range. Vaynol Farm lies to the N of Vaynol Old Hal
  • II Stable range to NW farmyard
    Adjoining the Long Barn on the N and at right angles, and closing the W side of this farmyard.
  • II Range attached to W end of Long Barn
    Vaynol Farm lies to the N of Vaynol Old Hall. This range is attached to the Long Barn in line, and stepped down, with twin yards at the W end.
  • II* Long Barn at Vaynol Farm
    The long barn stands at the centre of the Vaynol Farm buildings, the gable end facing the E approach drive. The farm lies to the N of Vaynol Old Hall.
  • II Detached small range to SW of Long Barn
    Vaynol Farm lies to the N of Vaynol Old Hall. This range is detached following the demolition of adjoining structures at right angles to the W end of the Long Barn. It faces E across the N gable end
  • II Farmyard range to SE of Long Barn
    The range of farm buildings is at right angles to the SE of the Long Barn, and forms the easternmost of 3 parallel ranges which make 2 narrow gated farmyards aligned N-S.

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