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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
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.
Locality: Cwm Pennant
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
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.
Included as a good and dated example of the traditional Snowdonia type of field cowhouse.
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