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Cae Mur

A Grade II Listed Building in Botwnnog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8628 / 52°51'46"N

Longitude: -4.5728 / 4°34'22"W

OS Eastings: 226899

OS Northings: 332583

OS Grid: SH268325

Mapcode National: GBR 53.RRNC

Mapcode Global: WH44M.Q9PM

Entry Name: Cae Mur

Listing Date: 11 February 1998

Last Amended: 11 February 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19326

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Approximately 1.69km NE of Botwnnog village, on the N side of the minor road leading to Penbodlas, behind a drystone and gated wall (bounded partly by a hedge), in a cobbled yard with stone drain gul

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Botwnnog

Community: Botwnnog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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A small vernacular cottage and attached farm range, probably dating from the mid-C19. The roof of the cottage may have been subsequently raised; the farm buildings to the E include cowhouse and store with adjoining shed, and an open pigsty at the gable-end.


Single storey 2-unit cottage and (to right) adjoining farm buildings in a single line. Cottage: whitewashed rubble stone; slate roof with rendered gable coping. End stacks; rendered, water tabling at base, mortared caps with steeply raking sides. Boarded door in centre of facade with 4-pane horned sash to either side; stone lintels and thin slate sills. The rear elevation has two, small 2-pane sashes and a tiny skylight in the upper roof (suggesting croglofft). Adjoining farm building is of same build but has lower roofline. Coursed rubble stone, slate. Boarded door in two halves to left; plain boarded door to right and another at rear of building; stone lintels. End shed is of separate build, again with a lower roofline. Random rubble, but inner cob wall visible at gable and to rear. Boarded door in two halves to right. Lean-to pigsty at gable-end in stone with slate roof, and beside it a small enclosure formed by stone slabs set on edge, with an entry on right to cobbled yard.

Reasons for Listing

A well-preserved range of traditionally constructed vernacular buildings, now very rare in the region.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Penrhos
    Situated on the E side of a lane running N from Botwnnog, on the southern edge of Rhos Botwnnog.
  • I Church of St Iestyn
    Situated on the S side of the village centre at Llaniestyn.
  • II Church of St Beuno
    Next to the school at the N end of Botwnnog village on the E side of the minor road, in a walled and gated burial ground.
  • II Ty'n Llan
    Situated on the W side of the village centre at Llaniestyn, just NW of the church.
  • II Ty'n Llan Bach
    Situated on the W side of the village centre at Llaniestyn, just NW of the church.
  • II Old School
    To S of St Beuno's Church against churchyard
  • II Bwlch Groes
    Situated to some 600m SW of Penbodlas and some 120m NW from a minor road from Penbodlas to Botwnnog.
  • II The Old Rectory
    Situated some 400m NW of the church at Llaniestyn, just N of the minor road from the village centre to Dinas.

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