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Brewhouse and Pigsties at Caer Gai

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.869 / 52°52'8"N

Longitude: -3.6691 / 3°40'8"W

OS Eastings: 287747

OS Northings: 331478

OS Grid: SH877314

Mapcode National: GBR 69.R975

Mapcode Global: WH67B.M41V

Entry Name: Brewhouse and Pigsties at Caer Gai

Listing Date: 31 January 2001

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24708

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Set back a short distance to the S of Caer Gai.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanuwchllyn

Community: Llanuwchllyn

Locality: Caer Gai

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

C19 brewhouse with probable earlier origins, perhaps as a C17 steward's house to serve Caer Gai. C19 pigstys adjoin to the rear.

Exterior

One-and-a-half storey rectangular brewhouse/washhouse with probable earlier origins; this has a single-storey pigsty block adjoining at right-angles to the SW, thereby forming an overall L-plan. Rubble construction with slobbered pointing and boulder foundations; slate roofs with squat end chimney to the brewhouse block. Its main (NE) side has an entrance off-centre to the R with boarded door. To the L is a large C19 small-pane cross-window; 3-part small-pane rectangular casement tucked under the eaves diagonally above. External flight of stone steps to the R gable end, with boarded upper entrance giving access to the loft floor. Adjoining flush to the L is a lean-to addition with boarded door. Beyond this is a partly-roofless link block, with a small pitched-roofed ty bach beyond.

The pigsty block adjoins to the SW. This has 3 stys with walled pen enclosures in front of each, facing SE; the roof with tiled ridge.

Interior

The interior was not inspected at the time of survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a C19 brewhouse and pigsty complex with probable earlier origins.

Group value with Caer Gai.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Caer Gai, including adjoining forecourt walls to the NE
    Located approximately 2km N of Llanuwchllyn village within the site of the Roman fort; accessed via a track running N from the main road.
  • II Werglodd Wen
    Located near the NW boundary of the community, approximately 500m SE of Caer Gai Roman camp and 1km N of Llanuwchllyn village; accessed from the main road via a lane running N.
  • II Pont Lliw
    Spanning the Afon Dyfrdwy at the north-western approach to the village and carrying the main road.
  • II Hen Gapel, including walls and railings to forecourt
    To the N of minor road from A 494 (near Llanuwchllyn) to Dolhendre, about 600m from junction with A 494.
  • II Ty'r Hen Gapel
    To N of minor road from A 494 (near Llanuwchllyn) to Dolhendre, about 600m from junction with A 494. Attached to L (W) of chapel and set back behind slab-coped rubble forecourt walls.
  • II The Village Pump
    Set back from the road to the L on entering the village; raised up slightly on a square plinth of limestone setts.
  • II Hen Dy'r Ysgol
    Prominently sited at right angles to the road to the NW end of the village facing towards the junction with the A494. Village pump to the front.
  • II ,6,Church St,Llanuwchllyn,Bala,,LL23 7UA
    On the street-line, in the centre of the village.

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