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Cowhouses/Cart Shelter at Fferm Cochwillan

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllechid, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.2042 / 53°12'15"N

Longitude: -4.0875 / 4°5'14"W

OS Eastings: 260671

OS Northings: 369492

OS Grid: SH606694

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.23LB

Mapcode Global: WH548.5QVG

Entry Name: Cowhouses/Cart Shelter at Fferm Cochwillan

Listing Date: 9 March 2000

Last Amended: 9 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22963

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: 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.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanllechid

Community: Llanllechid

Locality: Cochwillan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Later C19 cowhouse/cart shelter range probably built simultaneously with Fferm Cochwillan.


Long cowhouse/cart shelter range on east side of yard. Roughly coursed rubblestone; hipped slate roof, broken by slightly projecting cross-gable (cart shelter), also extending to rear, towards southern end and with hip-roofed projection to rear near northern end; ridge vents. Cowhouse range has 2 stable doors on yard side and 3 windows visible (a C20 tin lean-to obscures part of the elevation). Cart shelter has 2 wide openings with slate lintels and central pier; 8-pane/boarded ventilator window centrally placed to loft. To right of the cart shelter is a further door and ventilated window; brick ridge stack to far right at junction with hip; window to end wall. Rear wall of entire range is unbroken save for 8-pane/boarded ventilator window to loft of cart shelter.


Cart shelter has cobbled floor and brick steps with slate treads to loft.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an essentially unaltered cowhouse/cart shelter forming part of the unusually large and well-preserved later C19 farm complex at Cochwillan.

Other nearby listed buildings

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