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Fferm Cochwillan

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllechid, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.2039 / 53°12'14"N

Longitude: -4.0879 / 4°5'16"W

OS Eastings: 260643

OS Northings: 369465

OS Grid: SH606694

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.23H4

Mapcode Global: WH548.5QNN

Entry Name: Fferm Cochwillan

Listing Date: 9 March 2000

Last Amended: 9 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22962

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 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.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Llanllechid

Community: Llanllechid

Locality: Cochwillan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Probably built c1870 by the Penrhyn Estate to replace Cochwillan as the principal farmhouse on this unusually large farm complex; now serves the whole farm.


2-storey farmhouse in simple late Georgian tradition with lower outbuilding attached to left gable end. Roughly coursed rubblestone to farmhouse, irregularly coursed to outbuilding; slate roofs. Symmetrical 3-bay front has C20 multi-paned 2-light metal casements in original C19 slate-cilled openings; central C20 gabled porch with half-glazed outer door; rendered integral end stacks. Outbuilding has boarded door with large slate lintel to right; small eaves window directly above; 8-pane/boarded ventilator window on ground floor of left gable end. 2-storey lean-to at rear of house.


Exposed joists to ceilings of ground-floor rooms in 2-storey lean-to; C19 staircase.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a largely unaltered late C19 farmhouse forming part of the remarkably well-preserved large farm complex at Cochwillan; group value with other structures.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • 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 Slate Fencing at Bwthyn Cochwillan
    Defines the northern boundary of Bwthyn Cochwillan.
  • 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 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 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 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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