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Field Cowhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllechid, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1385 / 53°8'18"N

Longitude: -4.0305 / 4°1'49"W

OS Eastings: 264272

OS Northings: 362075

OS Grid: SH642620

Mapcode National: GBR 5T.6CDL

Mapcode Global: WH54P.2C0T

Entry Name: Field Cowhouse

Listing Date: 9 March 2000

Last Amended: 9 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22924

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated in isolated position below the A 5 to the east of the Afon Ogwen just off track running south from Braich-ty-du; the cowhouse is set within its own small field system, the boundaries of which

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanllechid

Community: Llanllechid

Locality: Nant Ffrancon

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built in the mid-C19 as a field cowhouse, probably originally associated with the roughly contemporary farmstead at Braich-ty-du. The cowhouse is a good example of a once common regional farmbuilding type, the detached cowhouse standing on its own in fields.


Rectangular plan aligned north-south. Roughly coursed rubblestone; slate roof with coped verges. East side has boarded door to left with similar door in north gable end; 4 irregularly spaced ventilation slits on west side. Low rubblestone wall forms small corralled area in front of north gable end.


Interior not accessible at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved example of a mid-C19 field cowhouse, a characteristic farmbuilding type of the region and period, which forms a distinctive feature in the landscape.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Milestone
    Situated on the eastern side of the A 5 approximately 320m south-east of Braich-ty-du; set directly on road partly built into low rubblestone field boundary wall.
  • II Stable at Braich-ty-du
    Situated approximately 4m south-west of the farm cottages at Braich-ty-du.
  • II Braich-ty-du
    Situated on rough track in isolated position with its fambuidings below the A 5 to the east of the Afon Ogwen; the back wall of the building is cut into a high bank offering protection from the elemen
  • II Pair of Cowhouses at Pentre Farm
    Located directly to east of farmhouse at Pentre Farm on opposite side of road, below which they are set, the upper parts of their south-west gable ends being approximately at road level.
  • II Pentre Farmhouse
    Remote roadside position on minor valley road running parallel with the A5 along the Ogwen valley; low rubblestone wall in front of farmhouse with stone-on-edge coping and iron gate and steps to centr
  • II Stables at Pentre Farm
    Situated on hillslope immediately to south of Pentre Farmhouse.
  • II Cowhouse at Maes-Caradoc
    Attached by short link section to south end of Maes-Caradoc from which it projects at right-angles to the front.
  • II Maes-Caradoc
    Remote roadside position on minor valley road running parallel with the A5 along the Ogwen valley; low rubblestone wall in front of right end of farmhouse with stone-on-edge coping to sides and iron g

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