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Cowhouse and Barn Range at Llwyndyrus

A Grade II Listed Building in Llannor, Gwynedd

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llannor

Community: Llannor

Locality: Llwyndyrys

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

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.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Farm Building at Llwyndyrus
    The farm yard at Llwyndyrus stands apart from the farm and alongside the road running W from Y Ffor. This building is set close to and parallel with the road, and is separated from the main N-S range
  • II Hammel Range at Llwyndyrus
    The farm yard for cattle at Llwyndyrus stands apart from the farm and alongside the road running W from Y Ffor. The hammel range backs on to the road and is in line with the earlier farm building.
  • II* Llwyndyrus
    The farmhouse stands back from the road running NW from Y Ffor.
  • II Trallwyn Hall
    The building stands in its own grounds, approached by two long avenues off the main Pwllheli to Caernarfon Road, of which only the southern is now in use.
  • II Milestone
    The milestone stands in the road verge near the junction of the drive to Hendrefeinwas and the main road, E of its junction with the road from Abererch.
  • II Pont Ffynnon-gadfa
    The causeway bridge carries the road from Pencaenewydd over the Afon Erch, running to the SW of the village.
  • II Church of St Beuno
    The church is situated on top of an isolated hill, on the S side of Mynydd Garnguwch, and is reached by footpath from Llwyndyrys.
  • II Bwlch y ffordd isaf
    The farm is about 400m N of Y Ffor crossroads, at the junction of a minor road to Pencaenewydd.

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