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Stables at Wern

A Grade II Listed Building in Caeathro, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1267 / 53°7'36"N

Longitude: -4.2383 / 4°14'17"W

OS Eastings: 250330

OS Northings: 361174

OS Grid: SH503611

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.72XQ

Mapcode Global: WH43F.VNYW

Entry Name: Stables at Wern

Listing Date: 21 July 1999

Last Amended: 21 July 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22042

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located on the right side of the driveway to Wern immediately to its west.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Waunfawr

Community: Waunfawr

Locality: Caeathro

Built-Up Area: Caeathro

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built as a barn in the late C17, extended and converted to stables in late C19.


Long rectangular-plan building aligned roughly east-west down slight slope, with short range at right-angles to south at west end forming basic L-shape. Roughly coursed rubblestone; graded slate roof. Front elevation has stable doors to left and offset to right, both with painted timber lintels; 3 vertically louvered windows with slate cills and stone lintels, 2 between doorways and one to right of right doorway. Rear has stable door to far left with vertically louvered window immediately to its right. Boarded door to left gable end approached by external stone steps. Right gable end has window to upper level and boarded hatch to lower; wall continues to form west wall of short range, which has 2 windows directly below eaves with boarded hatch below and between; east wall of short range has stable door to left and vertically louvered window to right.


Section to right, open to the roof, has 2 large pegged A-frame trusses with massive ties apparently cut off near ends and additional scissor bracing. Section to left has C19 stable partitions and hayloft above with central king-post truss. C19 roof structure to short range.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved late C17 barn, converted to stables in C19, which forms a good group with the farmhouse at Wern.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Wern
    Situated at the end of a drive-way off the south-east side of the road by-passing Caeathro between Pont-rug and Bontnewydd; low rubblestone wall to front of main range with square piers and iron gate
  • II Pigsties at Wern
    Situated immediately to the east of the farmhouse at Wern.
  • II Milestone
    Situated on the north-east side of Ffordd Waenfawr (Waenfawr Road) between Caeathro and Waunfawr.
  • II Boundary wall at Bryn Eglwys
    Stone wall to the north, south and east boundaries of Bryn Eglwys.
  • II Bryn Eglwys
    Located to the south-west of Penrhos on the old road between Caeathro and Bontnewydd, which has now largely been superseded by the by-pass to the south-east.
  • II Stables/Coach House at Bryn Eglwys
    Situated directly to the south of Bryn Eglwys with cobbled path in front.
  • II Gate piers and walls at entrance to Glan Gwna Hall
    Located on the north side of Ffordd Waenfawr at the main entrance to Glan Gwna Hall; the walls run from Grand Lodge to the west, break at the main entrance, turn to the north at the cross-roads in Cae
  • II Courtyard outbuildings and retaining walls to adjacent formal garden area at Glan Gwna Hall
    The courtyard outbuildings are situated on the south-east side of Glan Gwna Hall and the formal garden area lies to their south-west.

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