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Stable building at Cernioge

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentrefoelas, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0405 / 53°2'25"N

Longitude: -3.6333 / 3°37'59"W

OS Eastings: 290588

OS Northings: 350489

OS Grid: SH905504

Mapcode National: GBR 6B.DKWY

Mapcode Global: WH66D.5T3Z

Entry Name: Stable building at Cernioge

Listing Date: 19 October 1998

Last Amended: 19 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20602

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: The building lies opposite Cernioge farm, and is set at an angle to the Holyhead Road, at the start of a farm road to Cwrt-y-llyn.

County: Conwy

Town: Pentrefoelas

Community: Pentrefoelas

Community: Pentrefoelas

Locality: Cernioge

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The building is probably of the early C19, and provided housing for the 69 horses said to be available at this Holyhead Road famous posting station here during the height of the coaching era, reputedly the best to be had in the district. Cernioge features on the Telford mileposts. The stable building may be contemporary with the early C19 rebuilding of the farmhouse


Built of local stone rubble in Gothick manner, with a hipped slate roof. Two storeys, two bays with lean-to at the rear, the upper floor approached by an external stair at the S end. Two stable doors, with blind pointed arches over of timber with 'Y'-glazing bars (one replaced in cement) and a window, formerly a door, in a similar Gothick style. The fenestration of the upper floor hay loft has been altered, now two ventilated windows. Single storey 1 bay extension at the N end.


The interior is divided into two animal pens, both having a continuous arcade of blind arches at manger level along the rear wall.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a distinctive building of special historic interest in relation to the early coaching route from London to Dublin.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cernioge Farmhouse (Cerniogau-mawr)
    The farmhouse lies near the village of Glasfryn, at the E edge of the community, and is set back at an angle to the road, with its farm buildings set apart to the W.
  • II Stable Building at Bryn-heilyn
    The farm lies along a farm track between the Cwm Llwm Road N of Rhydlydan and Cwrt-y-llyn. The stable faces the farmhouse across the road.
  • II Bryn-heilyn
    Bryn-Heilyn is located 650m down a farm road which branches off the Cwm Llwm Road NE of Rhydlydan. It is set on a sloping site, with stable opposite and farm yard to the E.
  • II Former farmhouse at Penrhyn
    Penrhyn lies 600m S of Rhydlydan, and is accessed by a farm road leading off the road to Bala.
  • II Pont Rhydlydan
    The bridge is in the middle of the hamlet of Rhydlydan, carrying the S road to Pentrefoelas over the Afon Merddwr.
  • II Pont Twllaran
    The bridge adjoins the A5 Holyhead Road immediately N of the hamlet of Rhydlydan and carries the minor road to Cwm Llwm.
  • II Hafod y Maidd Farmhouse including attached farm building at the W end
    The farmhouse stands at the top of a farm road, approximately 400m due N of Glasfryn, and forms the SW side of the farmyard, with a return at the W end.
  • II Barn and Carthouse opposite Hafod y Maidd including attached pigsties
    Hafod y Maidd farm lies approximately 400m due N of Glasfryn village. The farm building forms the N side of the large farmyard on the N side of the house. The pigsties are attached at the W end, for

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