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A Grade II Listed Building in Penygroes, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.056 / 53°3'21"N

Longitude: -4.2873 / 4°17'14"W

OS Eastings: 246801

OS Northings: 353417

OS Grid: SH468534

Mapcode National: GBR 5H.CH0M

Mapcode Global: WH43T.3GP1

Entry Name: Hen-dy

Listing Date: 21 July 2000

Last Amended: 21 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23701

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on the west side of Ffordd Haearn Bach (the old tram road) approximately 200m north-west of Pen-y-Groes.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanllyfni

Community: Llanllyfni

Locality: Penygroes

Built-Up Area: Penygroes

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Shown on the 1840 Tithe Map, the former farmhouse presumably became a farmbuilding after the construction of the present farmhouse [Oxton Villa] on the site in the late C19. The lowland setting of the farm probably accounts for its larger size in comparison to the many upland smallholdings elsewhere in the Community.


Roughly coursed rubblestone with galleting, rendered to house part; graded slate roof with ridge stack to left at junction with cowhouse. Long rectangular plan comprising 2-unit house part with attached cowhouse to left. 2 storeys. House part has plank door under simple flat-roofed porch to left of centre and flanking cast-iron windows, left with further cast-iron window above directly below eaves; cowhouse has roughly central entrance.


Fireplace to ridge stack has vestiges of mid-C19 cast-iron range and bread oven. Cowhouse has cobbled floor with central drain.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example (albeit now in poor condition) of a lowland vernacular farmstead retaining much of its original character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bethel Chapel, railed enclosure and gates
    Prominently situated on slightly rising ground, into which it is set, towards the northern end of Penygroes, its Sunday School on the other side of the road, the chapel sits in its own walled and rail
  • II Sunday School/vestry to Bethel Chapel, including railings and gates
    Prominently sited on slightly rising ground, into which it is set, its chapel on the other side of the road, the Sunday School is located towards the northern end of Penygroes.
  • II Muriau & Muriau Stores
    Located in the centre of Penygroes on the west side of Heol-y-Dwr (Water Street) near the junction with Lon Pitar.
  • II Milestone
    Located on the east side of the A 487 on the northern edge of Penygroes; set in a rubblestone boundary wall.
  • II Bod Owen
    Situated in a prominent position at the junction of Ffordd-y-Sir and Heol Buddog with gardens in front and the similarly detailed Arvon alongside, the highly decorated slate roof of the building forms
  • II Arvon and adjoining outbuildings to the north
    Situated in a prominent position at the junction of Heol Buddog and Ffordd-y-Sir with gardens in front and the similarly detailed Bod Owen alongside, the highly patterned slate roofs of Arvon and its
  • II Pen-y-bryn-bach
    Located at end of track in pasture fields approximately 600m north-east of Ffordd Clynnog.
  • II Cae-efa-lwyd-fawr
    Located at the end of a farm track off the north side of Ffordd Clynnog (Clynnog Road) about 1km west of Penygroes.

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