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Pair of Cowhouses at Pentre Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandygai (Llandygái), Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1337 / 53°8'1"N

Longitude: -4.0347 / 4°2'4"W

OS Eastings: 263975

OS Northings: 361546

OS Grid: SH639615

Mapcode National: GBR 5T.6QD4

Mapcode Global: WH54P.0H0J

Entry Name: Pair of Cowhouses at Pentre Farm

Listing Date: 24 May 2000

Last Amended: 24 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23360

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located directly to east of farmhouse at Pentre Farm on opposite side of road, below which they are set, the upper parts of their south-west gable ends being approximately at road level.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llandygai (Llandygái)

Community: Llandygai

Locality: Nant Ffrancon

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Contemporary with the farmhouse at Pentre Farm.


Pair of cowhouses, parallel with each other, set into hillside and aligned approximately south-west to north-east with the upper parts of their south-west gable ends roughly level with the road. Roughly coursed rubblestone; slate roofs with rough stone coping to verges. South-eastern cowhouse is the longer of the 2, its north-eastern gable end projecting beyond that of the other cowhouse; hatched opening to south-west gable end with stones projecting above as drip; window to upper part of north-east gable end and 2 doorways in north-western long wall. North-western cowhouse has opening with C20 window in south-west gable end and boarded door on ground floor of north-east gable end. Boarded door (apparently modern) and small blocked window in long wall.


Interior not accessible at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an integral part of this mid-C19 farm, illustrative of the colonisation of marginal agricultural land at this period and forming a typically distinctive component of the rugged upland landscape of the area.

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