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Slate fencing, rubblestone walling and privies at Ceunant

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandygai, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1593 / 53°9'33"N

Longitude: -4.048 / 4°2'52"W

OS Eastings: 263168

OS Northings: 364420

OS Grid: SH631644

Mapcode National: GBR 5T.4TCG

Mapcode Global: WH54G.SVLD

Entry Name: Slate fencing, rubblestone walling and privies at Ceunant

Listing Date: 24 May 2000

Last Amended: 24 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23356

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Slate fencing and rubblestone walling defining boundaries of Ceunant; privies in cottage gardens.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llandygai (Llandyg√°i)

Community: Llandygai

Locality: Tyn-y-maes

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Apparently contemporary with the cottages. 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".


Slate fencing to front of centre and left cottages, between front gardens of left, centre and right cottages, continued in front of outbuilding attached to left cottage, then along left (south) boundary and to rear (west) boundary. Rubblestone wall in front of right cottage; 2 privies, one in front garden of right cottage, other in rear garden of left cottage. Fencing comprises thin vertical slate slabs set into ground and linked by horizontal wire; low rubblestone wall has stone-on-edge coping; wooden gates to centre and left cottages, ornamental iron gate to right cottage, all with slate paths with low retaining walls leading to front doors of cottages. Privies are small gabled rubblestone structures with slate roofs.

Reasons for Listing

Slate fencing and rubblestone walling listed as a well-preserved example of a regionally characteristic traditional boundary type, defining the gardens of the cottages and thus forming a distinctive component of their historic setting; privies for group value.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ceunant
    Situated in remote position at end of short rough track running off the road directly to the north-east of Pont y Ceunant; there is a steep drop immediately to the west of the rear gardens of the cott
  • II Outbuildings at Ceunant
    One outbuilding situated on main approach to cottages, other straddling southern boundary of left cottage.
  • II Pont y Ceunant (partly in Llanllechid community)
    Spanning the Afon Ogwen near the point where the minor road through Nant Ffrancon meets the A 5 at Tyn-y-maes.
  • II Pont y Ceunant (partly in Llandygai community)
    Spanning the Afon Ogwen near the point where the minor road through Nant Ffrancon meets the A 5 at Tyn-y-maes.
  • II Milestone
    Situated close to the track to Plas Penisarnant off the A 5 south of Bethesda; set directly on road abutting rubblestone boundary wall.
  • II* Plas Penisarnant
    At the foot of Nant Ffrancon, between the A5 and the river Ogwen, in wooded grounds.
  • II Ty Ffrancon
    Situated immediately to north of Capel Bethel; low rubblestone wall to front breached by vehicular access.
  • II Capel Bethel
    Situated on eastern side of the A 5 at southern end of Tyn-y-maes; low rubblestone wall to front with slate coping and plain iron railings has slightly recessed entrance with square piers and iron gat

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