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Piggery at Penychain

A Grade II Listed Building in Llannor, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9009 / 52°54'3"N

Longitude: -4.3397 / 4°20'23"W

OS Eastings: 242724

OS Northings: 336279

OS Grid: SH427362

Mapcode National: GBR 5F.P899

Mapcode Global: WH44K.9BQY

Entry Name: Piggery at Penychain

Listing Date: 8 February 1999

Last Amended: 8 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21341

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: The farm is on the headland, c4km E of Pwllheli. The piggery closes the farmyard at the NE corner, and is separated from the hammel by a narrow service passage.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llannor

Community: Llannor

Locality: Morfa Abererch

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Penychain was built by the Glyn-llifon Estate in the mid C19 as a model farm. The farm buildings demonstrate an efficient and organised approach to farming undertaken by large estates of the mid Victorian period.


The piggery range is built of stone with slate roofs. It consists of 4 pig sties with open runs each side, each with dual feeding troughs on the W side accessed from the rear. The each sty has a low single opening to the run. The feeding structure in each run has slate troughs set under feed hoppers. Access to the sties is from a narrow passage via contemporary slatted iron gates leading from the farmyard end of the the small feed building at the S end, and is terminated on the N by the high crenellated perimeter wall linking the N wall of the N cowhouse range with the garden wall of the house.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-designed element within the farmyard of the well preserved estate farm group at Penychain.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Farm Outbuilding at Penychain
    Penychain farm is on the headland some c4km E of Pwllheli, and is reached by a farm road off the main road.
  • II Penychain Farmhouse
    The farm is on Pen-ychain headland, c4 km E of Pwllheli and close to the W side of the holiday camp, and is reached by a farm road from the A497.
  • II S Range of Farm Buildings at Penychain
    Penychain farm is on the headland, c4km E of Pwllheli, at the W side of the holiday camp. Access is by a farm road from the main road.
  • II N Farm Range at Penychain
    Pen-ychain farm is situated on the headland c4km E of Pwllheli. This range, on a hilltop, forms the long N side of the farmyard.
  • II Stables with Granary, Cartshed and Farmyard Entrance Piers at Penychain
    Pen-ychain farm stands on the headland, c4km E of Pwllheli. This building forms the SW corner of the farmyard.
  • II Ysgubor Degwm
    Situated approximately 0.5km E of Penarth Fawr and midway between B4354 and A497. A field barn reached along a farm lane.
  • I Penarth-fawr
    The house stands on a minor road running N from the A497, W of Pwllheli towards Llanarmon.
  • II House at Penarth-fawr
    Penarth-fawr stands by the minor road running N from the A493 E of Pwllheli to Llanarmon.

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