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Latitude: 52.9388 / 52°56'19"N
Longitude: -4.4044 / 4°24'15"W
OS Eastings: 238519
OS Northings: 340645
OS Grid: SH385406
Mapcode National: GBR 5B.LYC0
Mapcode Global: WH44B.9DXC
Entry Name: Cowhouse and Barn Range at Llwyndyrus
Listing Date: 8 February 1999
Last Amended: 8 February 1999
Source ID: 21359
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: The farm yard at Llwyndyrus stands apart from the farm, and against the road running W from Y Ffor. The range is at right angles to the farmbuilding backing on to the road.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The range was probably erected in the early-mid C19 as part of the development of the cattle management yard associated with an earlier farm building against the road.
The range is built of rubble stonework with a slate roof. It is set on a continuation of the raised boulder-paved platform above the fold yard on the E. The N end consisting of a 4-bay cowhouse wider than the attached barn at the S end. Two entries at the rear (W) of the cowhouse. The barn is narrower, of 3 bays, with a central wide opening each side, and flanking tall ventilation slits. A long lean-to is attached at the rear at the S end.
The four bays of the cowhouse are expressed by three king post trusses with shoulded kingposts carrying raking struts to the principal rafters. Three tiers of purlins. Slate two-beast stalls for cattle facing across the building, formed with slate slabs, protected around their edges by timber, and a feed walk along the back against the wall.
Included as the major element of the complete and largely unaltered C19 cattle farm yard at Llwyndyrus, set away from the main yard and farmhouse. The cowhouse is notable for the retention of the original internal layout.
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