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Bwthyn Cochwillan

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllechid, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.2037 / 53°12'13"N

Longitude: -4.0876 / 4°5'15"W

OS Eastings: 260665

OS Northings: 369442

OS Grid: SH606694

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.23KD

Mapcode Global: WH548.5QTT

Entry Name: Bwthyn Cochwillan

Listing Date: 9 March 2000

Last Amended: 9 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22959

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located to the north-west of Cochwillan; low rubblestone wall with decorated iron gate centred on porch defines small front garden and links left corner of house with outbuilding projecting to front o

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Llanllechid

Community: Llanllechid

Locality: Cochwillan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Small mid-C19 farmhouse, probably built between c1850 and 1860 to serve the unusually large Penrhyn Estate owned farm complex at Cochwillan. As such, it can be seen as a characteristic element in the widespread improvements carried out to its farms by the Estate at this period.


2-storey farmhouse in simple late Georgian tradition and attached lower outbuildings. Irregularly coursed rubblestone with buttered pointing and prominent slate lintels; slate roofs with coped verges to house. This is of basic T-plan with equal-height range to rear; outbuilding attached to right gable end has single-storey outbuilding attached at right-angles forming L-shape to these outbuildings. House has 2 symmetrically placed 6-paned sashes with slate cills on each floor to front; central gabled porch with king-post to gable has inner boarded door with large glazed panel; rendered integral end stacks and 4-paned sash window to left gable end on first floor. Left wall of rear range has boarded door under open lean-to porch but otherwise no openings; C20 lean-to attached and rendered integral end stack. Main outbuilding has boarded door adjoining house; smaller outbuilding has boarded door to left, small window roughly to centre and integral end stack with brick shaft.


Interior not accessible at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an essentially unspoilt mid-C19 farmhouse forming part of the remarkably well-preserved large farm complex at Cochwillan.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Slate Fencing at Bwthyn Cochwillan
    Defines the northern boundary of Bwthyn Cochwillan.
  • II Pigsties at Bwthyn Cochwillan
    Situated to the east of Bwthyn Cochwillan on the property boundary with Cochwillan, the back wall of the pigsties being in the front garden of Cochwillan.
  • II Fferm Cochwillan
    Located between cowhouse/cart shelter range to north-east and pigsties/bothy to north-west; low rubblestone wall with iron gate centred on porch defines small front garden.
  • II Outbuildings at Cochwillan
    L-shaped range of outbuildings to rear (south) of Cochwillan, south range with cobbling in front of door.
  • I Cochwillan
    Situated in low-lying pasture fields at end of short track off the minor road between Bethesda and Tal-y-bont; there is a walled lawned garden area immediately to the front (north) of the house.
  • II Cowhouses/Cart Shelter at Fferm Cochwillan
    Located immediately to north-east of the farmhouse; rear wall faces small paddock divided into 2 parts, the southern boundary of which is the slate fence to the north of Bwthyn Cochwillan.
  • II Pigsties/Pig Kitchen at Fferm Cochwillan
    Located immediately to the north-west of Fferm Cochwillan, the pigsties facing the cowhouse/cart shelter range on the other side of the yard.
  • II Weigh House at Lon-Isaf Gate
    Situated on the eastern side of the former London to Holyhead Road directly opposite the associated toll keeper's cottage (Lon-Isaf Gate).

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