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Field Cowhouse W of Perthi

A Grade II Listed Building in Beddgelert, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0172 / 53°1'1"N

Longitude: -4.1052 / 4°6'18"W

OS Eastings: 258879

OS Northings: 348727

OS Grid: SH588487

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.FZ4V

Mapcode Global: WH556.XFB9

Entry Name: Field Cowhouse W of Perthi

Listing Date: 25 November 1998

Last Amended: 25 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20931

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located on high ground approximately 750m N of Beddgelert and some 100m W of Perthi.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Porthmadog

Community: Beddgelert

Community: Beddgelert

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Field cowhouse, probably late C17 and representative of the kind of agricultural practice typical of this region in the early modern period. The building originally would have served as a (cattle) byre with incorporated hayloft.

Exterior

Vernacular field cowhouse, probably late C17 and sited with its gable into a gentle hill-slope, as is customary. Of boulder rubble construction on pronounced boulder and rock foundations; old slate roof with crudely-kneelered, un-coped rubble gable parapets. Entrance to the lower gable with crude projecting lintel supported on stone corbels; deeply-recessed modern door. Further entrances at upper ends of each of the long sides, with modern boarded doors.

Interior

The interior is of 3 bays and retains its original primitive pegged trusses; of tie-beam and collar type.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a vernacular late C17/early C18 field cowhouse retaining good character.

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