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Beudy'r Ddol

A Grade II Listed Building in Dolbenmaen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0201 / 53°1'12"N

Longitude: -4.1771 / 4°10'37"W

OS Eastings: 254061

OS Northings: 349197

OS Grid: SH540491

Mapcode National: GBR 5M.FRT5

Mapcode Global: WH555.TC21

Entry Name: Beudy'r Ddol

Listing Date: 30 March 1999

Last Amended: 30 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21524

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: The cowhouse stands in an isolated position on level ground at the head of the Cwm Pennant valley.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Dolbenmaen

Community: Dolbenmaen

Community: Dolbenmaen

Locality: Cwm Pennant

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The outfield cowhouse is probably of the C18, and has the dates 1793 and 1795 inscribed on the collar beam of the centre truss, although the roof may merely be replaced at this date.


Built of rounded boulders laid with minimal mortar and some galletting, typical of the Snowdonia area. Slate roof between raised gable walls with unshaped kneelers. Rectangular in plan with a low door central to the S end, and having a pitching door at the N end to a former hay loft. Green rhyolite lintels. Two vents on the W side, now blocked.


Undivided interior, with former loft to N. Three roof trusses, the principals having a blade-like form, with properly tenoned collar beams, each joint 4 x pegged, and with round pole tie beam. The apex is halved and pegged. The trusses carry 2 tiers of squared purlins. A slighter truss survives at the N end, perhaps somewhat earlier in date.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good and dated example of the traditional Snowdonia type of field cowhouse.

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