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Farm Outbuilding at Penychain

A Grade II Listed Building in Llannor, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9007 / 52°54'2"N

Longitude: -4.3398 / 4°20'23"W

OS Eastings: 242719

OS Northings: 336261

OS Grid: SH427362

Mapcode National: GBR 5F.P888

Mapcode Global: WH44K.9CP2

Plus Code: 9C4QWM26+73

Entry Name: Farm Outbuilding at Penychain

Listing Date: 8 February 1999

Last Amended: 8 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21342

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

ID on this website: 300021342

Location: Penychain farm is on the headland some c4km E of Pwllheli, and is reached by a farm road off the main road.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llannor

Community: Llannor

Locality: Morfa Abererch

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Tagged with: Appendage

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Penychain was built by the Glynllifon 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 building is built of stone with a slate roof. It is set on an E-W axis immediately behind the farmhouse and separated from the S range by a narrow path leading to the farmyard. It provided a room for animal food preparation and storage, serving the attached pigsties on the N side. Central framed and boarded door and flanking paned windows, all openings having slate lintels. Gable end stack. A wall and iron slat gate at the W end opens to the farmyard.

Reasons for Listing

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

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • 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 Piggery at Penychain
    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.
  • 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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