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Slate Fencing at Bwthyn Cochwillan

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllechid, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2039 / 53°12'14"N

Longitude: -4.0875 / 4°5'15"W

OS Eastings: 260669

OS Northings: 369463

OS Grid: SH606694

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.23KB

Mapcode Global: WH548.5QTN

Entry Name: Slate Fencing at Bwthyn Cochwillan

Listing Date: 9 March 2000

Last Amended: 9 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22961

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Defines the northern boundary of Bwthyn Cochwillan.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanllechid

Community: Llanllechid

Locality: Cochwillan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Apparently contemporary with Bwthyn Cochwillan. The slate fencing is of the type noted in 1798 on the Penrhyn estates by the Revd. W Bingley as being entirely new to him: "the fences were made with pieces of blue slate...driven into the ground about a foot distant from each other, and interwoven near the top with briars, or any kind of flexible branches to hold them together". Bingley also observed that "in point of ornament" they were "sufficiently neat".

Exterior

Slate fencing consisting of thin vertical slabs set into ground and linked by horizontal wire; iron gate in fence approached by large slate slab laid as footbridge over small stream running along boundary.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a regionally characteristic traditional fencing type, defining the northern boundary of Bwthyn Cochwillan and thus forming a distinctive component of its historic setting.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bwthyn Cochwillan
    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
  • 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 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 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 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.
  • 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 Outbuildings at Cochwillan
    L-shaped range of outbuildings to rear (south) of Cochwillan, south range with cobbling in front of door.
  • 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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