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Pigsty at Bwlch-y-garreg

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.818 / 52°49'4"N

Longitude: -4.6351 / 4°38'6"W

OS Eastings: 222520

OS Northings: 327754

OS Grid: SH225277

Mapcode National: GBR 51.VGJ3

Mapcode Global: WH33N.RFZG

Entry Name: Pigsty at Bwlch-y-garreg

Listing Date: 26 June 1998

Last Amended: 26 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20029

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated by entry to front yard of Bwlch-y-garreg, just W of Rhiw crossroads.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Aberdaron

Community: Aberdaron

Locality: Rhiw

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Pigsty added to smallholding at Bwlch-y-garreg reputedly c1870 when the house at Rhiwlas was being built for the Rowlands family by the Nanhoron estate.


Pigsty, rubble stone with slate roof, of longer pitch to the front. Low door to right and walled yard with well-built low walls coped in slabs. Entry to E with long feed-chute between entry and pigsty corner, the feed-chute with long slab lintel and brick sill.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with the house and goose-shelter at Bwlch-y-garreg, all parts of a unusually complete small cottage farm unit of a type characteristic of the region.

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  • II Ty Capel Nebo
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  • II Capel Nebo
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  • II Milestone
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  • II Pwllmelyn
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  • II Pen-yr-ogof
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