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Bee-boles at Gelliargwellt Uchaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Gelligaer, Caerphilly

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Latitude: 51.66 / 51°39'35"N

Longitude: -3.2659 / 3°15'57"W

OS Eastings: 312530

OS Northings: 196444

OS Grid: ST125964

Mapcode National: GBR HT.6P6W

Mapcode Global: VH6DD.BJSV

Entry Name: Bee-boles at Gelliargwellt Uchaf

Listing Date: 18 July 2001

Last Amended: 18 July 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25537

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Set in the E garden wall of Gelliargwellt.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Gelligaer

Community: Gelligaer

Locality: Llancaiach

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Bee-boles were created to house straw beehives or skeps. They mostly have a SE facing aspect and all in Glamorgan are built into garden walls. Wooden beehives replaced them in the mid C19.


Range of 6 small round-arched recesses with voussoirs painted white set into inner side of garden wall facing SW.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an interesting survival of a range of bee-boles and for group value with the farmhouse.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gelliargwellt Uchaf Farmhouse
    Situated amidst farmland and adjacent to a quarry, reached by a farm track from the main road.
  • II Church of St Catwg
    Fronting the main crossroads in the village centre, within a churchyard which backs onto the site of Gaer Fawr, a Roman Fort.
  • I Llancaiach-fawr
    Close to the W community boundary which follows Nant Caeach, a short distance NE of Nelson and reached by a short track from the main road. Fronts a re-created formal garden, the surrounding walls inc
  • II Barn adjacent to Llancaiach Fawr
    Adjacent to and parallel with the main entrance track to Llancaiach Fawr. At rear backs onto Nant Caeach.
  • II Horeb Baptist Church
    Located in a terrace of cottages next to Gelligaer graveyard, a very small front courtyard being formed by iron railings and gate.
  • II Handball Court
    In the very centre of the town, facing Commercial Street and High Street, on the corner of Station Terrace.
  • II War Memorial
    In the town centre adjacent to The Village Inn.
  • II Penallta Colliery Old Stores
    Situated between Ystrad Mynach and Gelligaer, on the east side of Penalltau Road. The Old Stores are to the west of the main workshops.

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