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Pigsty-henhouse range and attached yard at Caerau

A Grade II Listed Building in Cylch-y-Garn, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3696 / 53°22'10"N

Longitude: -4.554 / 4°33'14"W

OS Eastings: 230172

OS Northings: 388903

OS Grid: SH301889

Mapcode National: GBR HM4S.LQR

Mapcode Global: WH424.0KPM

Entry Name: Pigsty-henhouse range and attached yard at Caerau

Listing Date: 27 November 2000

Last Amended: 27 November 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24420

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: In an isolated coastal location, along a private trackway set back from the W side of the country road leading to Church Bay or Porth Swtan; c750m SW of the Church of St Rhyddlad. The range is across

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Cylch-y-Garn

Community: Cylch-y-Garn

Locality: Church Bay

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

Early to mid C19 pigsty and henhouse range. Caerau was formerly a smallholding, or 'tyddyn'. The group includes a cottage range, boiling house range (both also listed), and the pigsty-henhouse range. The cottage range is marked as a simple rectangle on the Tithe Map of the parish of Llanrhuddlad, 1843. The map is poorly annotated, not all the buildings are shown and none of the agricultural buildings are recorded, therefore the maps cannot be used as reliable dating indicators. The name is recorded as 'Caerau Mill' and includes the parcel of land on which Melin Drylliau stands. Owned by John Williams, the tenant is recorded as William Rowlands, one of the renowned family of Anglesey millers, also farming over 20 acres(8.1 hectares) of land. By the late C19 the smallholding formed part of the Tregarnedd estate; now in private ownership.

Exterior

Single storey range incorporating pigsty with yard to N, and henhouse to S. Built of drystone (with a clay/earth core?) with flat stone quoins and rounded fieldstone walls; mortar pointing. Mono-pitched roof of old small slates, heavily grouted; small skylight to (E) pitch of henhouse roof. The pigsty has a low door in the E wall (at the lower eaves of the monopitched roof), opening onto a stone walled yard incorporating feeding chutes. The henhouse has a timber-framed 2-pane window in the E elevation (to let in the early morning light and induce the laying of eggs) along with the skylight; doorway to rear elevation.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good early-mid C19 vernacular pigsty and henhouse range, which together with the cottage and boiling house range form part of the complete smallholding group at Caerau.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Boiling house with attached privy at Caerau
    In an isolated coastal location, along a private trackway set back from the W side of the country road leading to Church Bay or Porth Swtan; c750m SW of the Church of St Rhyddlad. The boiling house i
  • II Caerau including garden wall to front
    In an isolated coastal location, along a private trackway set back from the W side of the country road leading to Church Bay or Porth Swtan; c750m SW of the Church of St Rhyddlad.
  • II Ty Newydd and garden wall to front, with attached agricultural range
    Set back from the S side of the country road leading down to the coast at Porth Swtan or Church Bay; c600m SW of the Church of St Rhyddlad.
  • II Granary and stable range, Melin Drylliau
    Set back from the S side of a trackway leading SE off the country road between Llanfaethlu and Rhydwyn, on the approach to Church Bay or Porth Swtan; c800m S of the Church of St Rhyddlad. The granary
  • II Melin Drylliau
    Set back from the S side of a trackway leading SE off the country road between Llanfaethlu and Rhydwyn, on the approach to Church Bay or Porth Swtan; c800m S of the Church of St Rhyddlad.
  • II Folly, Carreglwyd
    Set within woodland to W of the walled garden at Carreglwyd; c120m NW of the house.
  • II The Laundry, Carreglwyd
    Located to the rear (NW) of the house at Carreglwyd.
  • II The Stables, Carreglwyd
    Located c50m NE of the house at Carreglwyd.

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