History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Goose-shelter at Bwlch-y-garreg

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 52.8181 / 52°49'5"N

Longitude: -4.635 / 4°38'6"W

OS Eastings: 222528

OS Northings: 327757

OS Grid: SH225277

Mapcode National: GBR 51.VGK6

Mapcode Global: WH33N.SF1G

Entry Name: Goose-shelter at Bwlch-y-garreg

Listing Date: 26 June 1998

Last Amended: 26 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20030

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set into earth bank to E of outbuildings at Bwlch-y-garreg.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Aberdaron

Community: Aberdaron

Locality: Rhiw

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Find accommodation in


Goose-shelter or cwt gwyddau built into earthen bank on E side of yard, probably C19.


Goose shelter of dry stone rubble earth-clad built into bank with upright slabs each side of low entry and slab lintel. Dry-stone lined roughly oval interior with slab roof.

Reasons for Listing

A relatively rare survival of an earth-bank goose-shelter, forming part of an unusually complete cottage farm unit at Bwlch-y-garreg.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pigsty at Bwlch-y-garreg
    Situated by entry to front yard of Bwlch-y-garreg, just W of Rhiw crossroads.
  • II Bwlch-y-garreg
    Situated on N side of road to Aberdaron some 60m W of Rhiw crossroads.
  • II Ty Capel Nebo
    Situated attached to right side of Capel Nebo in Rhiw village.
  • II Capel Nebo
    Situated in Rhiw village about 150 m W of crossroads.
  • II Milestone
    Set into corner of driveway at Rhiwlas, some 350m W of Rhiw on S side of road to Aberdaron
  • II Pwllmelyn
    Situated at upper end of Rhiw village, on E side of T-junction with upper road from Rhiw church.
  • II Pen-yr-ogof
    Situated on E side of Mynydd y Graig, high over Porth Neigwl bay, reached by footpath from Penybwlch in Rhiw village.
  • II Syntir
    Situated on steep slope above Porth Neigwl, some 500m down footpath from Penygroes in Rhiw village.

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.