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Cowhouse to east of Blaen-y-nant

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

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Latitude: 53.1272 / 53°7'37"N

Longitude: -4.0277 / 4°1'39"W

OS Eastings: 264419

OS Northings: 360814

OS Grid: SH644608

Mapcode National: GBR 5V.7026

Mapcode Global: WH54P.3N9G

Entry Name: Cowhouse to east of Blaen-y-nant

Listing Date: 24 May 2000

Last Amended: 24 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23455

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located in isolated position approximately 180m east of the farmhouse at Blaen-y-nant on the western side of the Afon Ogwen in the Nant Ffrancon valley below the A 5; low rubblestone wall protects eas

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Llandygai (Llandygái)

Community: Llandygai

Locality: Nant Francon

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built in the mid-C19 as a field cowhouse, probably originally associated with the roughly contemporary farmhouse at Blaen-y-nant (not included on this list). The cowhouse is a good example of a once common regional farmbuilding type, the detached cowhouse standing on its own in fields.


Rectangular plan, aligned roughly north-south. Roughly coursed rubblestone; slate roof with coped verges. Eastern (entrance) side has 3 evenly-spaced doors and small window to left; boarded hatch to hayloft in south gable end.


Interior not inspected at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved example of a mid-C19 field cowhouse, a characteristic farmbuilding type of the region and period, which forms a distinctive feature in the landscape.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Milestone
    Situated on the eastern side of the A 5 approximately 120m north-west of Pont Pen-y-benglog; set directly on road in low rubblestone field boundary wall.
  • II Pont Pen-y-benglog
    Situated on the A 5 above the spectacular Pen-y-benglog falls at the narrow west end of Llyn Ogwen.
  • II Stables at Pentre Farm
    Situated on hillslope immediately to south of Pentre Farmhouse.
  • II Pair of Cowhouses at Pentre Farm
    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.
  • II Pentre Farmhouse
    Remote roadside position on minor valley road running parallel with the A5 along the Ogwen valley; low rubblestone wall in front of farmhouse with stone-on-edge coping and iron gate and steps to centr
  • II Field Cowhouse
    Situated in isolated position below the A 5 to the east of the Afon Ogwen just off track running south from Braich-ty-du; the cowhouse is set within its own small field system, the boundaries of which
  • II Milestone
    Situated on the eastern side of the A 5 approximately 320m south-east of Braich-ty-du; set directly on road partly built into low rubblestone field boundary wall.
  • II Stable at Braich-ty-du
    Situated approximately 4m south-west of the farm cottages at Braich-ty-du.

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