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Cowhouse to South-east of Fridd-isaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Betws Garmon, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0531 / 53°3'10"N

Longitude: -4.1266 / 4°7'35"W

OS Eastings: 257562

OS Northings: 352758

OS Grid: SH575527

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.CL2S

Mapcode Global: WH550.LJ59

Entry Name: Cowhouse to South-east of Fridd-isaf

Listing Date: 29 January 1999

Last Amended: 29 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21276

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated up the hill to the south-east of the farmhouse at Fridd-isaf.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Betws Garmon

Community: Betws Garmon

Locality: Fridd-isaf

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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C18 cowhouse truncated to the west by the construction of the leat (surviving as an earthwork) to the late C19 waterwheel at Fridd-isaf, as a result of which the west gable end was rebuilt; early C20 extension to east gable end.


Cowhouse. Roughly coursed rubblestone on boulder plinth, rendered to east gable end; slate roof. Rectangular building set into east-west running slope, truncated to west and with set-back extension under same roof line to east. South wall has stable door to right directly beneath raking dormer with boarded hatch above the eaves; stable door to extension in angle with main structure.


C18 part has roof structure in 3 full bays with half bay to west as a result of truncation of the building; 3 A-frame trusses of light scantling.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a mid-C18 cowhouse which, along with other buildings, forms a good farmyard group at Fridd-isaf, representing a good example of a moorland-edge holding.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cowhouse to South of Fridd-isaf
    Located directly to the south of the barn situated to the south of the farmhouse at Fridd-isaf.
  • II Barn to South of Fridd-isaf
    Located directly to the south of the farmhouse at Fridd-isaf.
  • II Fridd-isaf
    Located at the end of a track on the edge of moorland, approached by a track running past disused quarry workings to the east of the A 4085 at Rhyd-Ddu.
  • II Pen-y-Gongl
    Located at the southern end of raised C19 terrace on the west side of the A 4085 at Rhyd-Ddu.
  • II Milestone
    Located on the east side of the A 4085 at the northern end of Rhyd-Ddu; set within a low rubblestone field boundary wall.
  • II Slate Direction Indicators
    Set into a boundary wall at the beginning of the B 4418 near the junction with the A 4085 at Rhyd-Ddu.
  • II Beudy & Ysgubor
    Located on the E side of the A4085,in northern fields of Clogwyn-y-gwin, adjoining Glan-yr-aron.
  • II Pont Cwellyn No 1 and Pont Cwellyn No 2 (also known together as Pont Glan-yr-afon)
    Located on the A 4085 approximately 1km north of Rhyd-Ddu at the confluence of the Afon Gwyrfai and its tributary the Afon Treweunydd.

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