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Farm buildings at Dolaugwyn

A Grade II Listed Building in Bryn-crug, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6114 / 52°36'41"N

Longitude: -4.0359 / 4°2'9"W

OS Eastings: 262248

OS Northings: 303464

OS Grid: SH622034

Mapcode National: GBR 8T.8JYH

Mapcode Global: WH575.ZMBC

Entry Name: Farm buildings at Dolaugwyn

Listing Date: 15 August 2000

Last Amended: 15 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23892

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Dolaugwyn stands in the flood plain of the Afon Fathew, 1.25m W of Bryn Crug.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Bryn-crug

Community: Bryn-Crug

Locality: Bryn Crug

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

The barn appears to be C16, with the cowhouse range at right angles added in the early C19, the two linked by a square plan building added in the later C19.

Exterior

The barn is built of roughly coursed boulders, with some igneous rock and some white quartz and the joints galetted. Corrugated iron roof replacing slate abutting a raised boulder-coped gable on kneelers at the N end. The cowhouse range is built of coursed rubble on a boulder foundation, with old slate roof, hipped at the return over the later link building which is of similar construction. The two ranges make an 'L'-plan, with the barn running approximately N-S, and the cowhouse E-W at the S end. The barn has two pairs of small double cart doors with timber lintels. Two levels of slit vents to each bay. The N gable end is rebuilt and has a later open-fronted lean-to structure. A modern large-span sheet roofed building covers the rear of the barn range. The cowhouse range has 5 stable doors alternating with square ventilated windows, some of the doors now converted to windows.

Interior

The barn is of 5 bays, c6m span, supported on four pairs of full cruck trusses, halved at the apex and with high-set collars and trenched tie beams, the latter replaced with later tie beams set higher. One couple has been replaced with a conventional tie beam truss on an internal pier, and another cruck blade has been cut off at tie beam level on the W side. Two tiers of purlins. The threshing floor at the centre is paved with slate. The cowhouse range was not accessible at the time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a fine example of a large cruck barn later associated with a C17 gentry estate, and with its C19 additions, forming a good farmstead group of strong vernacular character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Dolaugwyn
    The farm is on flat land of the lower Afon Fathew valley, to the W of Bryn Crug village. The farmhouse stands apart to the W of the farm buildings.
  • II Mile marker
    The mile marker stands conspicuously on the verge of the road 400m NE of Dolaugwyn.
  • II Haybarn at Geufron
    Geufron farm is perched on the S facing slope of Foel Wyllt, NE of Bryn Crug village, and is reached by a farm road off the B4405.
  • II Geufron
    Geufron farm is perched on the S facing slope of Foel Wyllt, NE of Bryn Crug village, and is reached by a farm road off the B4405.
  • II Brynglas Railway Station
    The station is located in the hamlet of Pandy, SE of Bryn-Crug, by the level crossing and up from the ground frame signal box.
  • II Lofted farm building at Glan-y-morfa
    Glan-y-morfa stands beside the road from Bryn Crug to Llanfihangel. The granary building runs parallel and close to the road, immediately S of the outbuilding.
  • II Outbuilding at Glan-y-morfa
    Glan-y-morfa stands beside the road from Bryn Crug to Llanfihangel. The building stands in front of the former farmhouse, and forms the NE side of the former farmyard.
  • II Grave of Mary Jones
    In the graveyard behind Capel Bethlehem, in the centre of Bryn Crug.

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