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T-shaped Field Cowhouse at Gardd-y-Llygaid-y-Dydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Beddgelert, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9901 / 52°59'24"N

Longitude: -4.0803 / 4°4'48"W

OS Eastings: 260462

OS Northings: 345663

OS Grid: SH604456

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.HRB9

Mapcode Global: WH55F.938K

Entry Name: T-shaped Field Cowhouse at Gardd-y-Llygaid-y-Dydd

Listing Date: 25 November 1998

Last Amended: 25 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20937

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located in a field approximately 100m SW of Gardd-y-Llygaid-y-Dydd.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Porthmadog

Community: Beddgelert

Community: Beddgelert

Locality: Gardd-y-Llygaid-y-dydd

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Late C17 or early C18 field cowhouse associated with the early farmstead at Gardd-y-Llygaid-y-Dydd. The latter is traditionally said to have been the home of Reynold (or Reginald) Rutter, Mayor of Denbigh in 1623, though it appears to have been remodelled or rebuilt around the end of the C17.


Late C17 or early C18 T-shaped field cowhouse. Of rubble construction on boulder foundations, with old slate roof and uncoped rubble gable parapets (missing to the NE gable). The long section has entrances to the NE gable and the centre of the long side, with a further entrance to the R of the shorter arm at the rear; recessed boarded doors, that to the long side with modern corrugated iron catslide porch. The short projecting arm has a boarded entrance to the NE return and a ventilation slit to its upper gable.


Four bay main and 2-bay subsidiary section; original pegged collar and tiebeam trusses, the ties cut off at the wall.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a late C17 or early C18 cowhouse retaining good external character, and belonging to a remarkably complete early farmstead group.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cowhouse and Cottage Complex at Gardd-Llygaid-y-Dydd
    Located directly opposite the primary house at Gardd-y-Llygaid-y-Dydd.
  • II Gardd-Llygaid-y-Dydd (Old House)
    Located to the rear of the C19 farmhouse of the same name, approximately 1.2km SE of Nantmor village; sited with its gable end into the hill slope. Accessed via a farm track leading SW from an unclas
  • II Peniel Chapel
    Located prominently in the centre of Nantmor village; set behind a low rubble forecourt wall with simple iron gates.
  • II Ty Capel
    Located immediately to the NE of Peniel chapel in the centre of the village.
  • II Bron-y-Graig
    Located immediately to the NE of Peniel chapel in the centre of the village.
  • II Telephone Call-box
    On the roadside N of Peniel Chapel; the telephone box is set against the gable end of a 2 storey terrace.
  • II Tegfryn
    Located approximately 50m NW of Peniel Chapel.
  • II ,2,Peniel Terrace,Nantmor,Porthmadog,,LL55 4NL
    Located approximately 50m NW of Peniel Chapel.

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