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Pig rearing unit at Braint

A Grade II Listed Building in Penmynydd, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.2365 / 53°14'11"N

Longitude: -4.2041 / 4°12'14"W

OS Eastings: 252991

OS Northings: 373324

OS Grid: SH529733

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.0574

Mapcode Global: WH540.DX85

Entry Name: Pig rearing unit at Braint

Listing Date: 29 January 2002

Last Amended: 29 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26148

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Set back from the SE side of the B5420 on its southern approach to the village of Penmynydd; c2km SE of the church of St Gredifael. The pig-rearing unit is on the left as the farmstead is approached.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Community: Penmynydd

Community: Penmynydd

Traditional County: Anglesey

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Purpose-built pig rearing unit, probably mid-late C19 in date, built to supplement the smaller traditional pigsty situated nearer the farmyard. Not shown of Tithe Map of 1843. A central boiling house, for preparing pigswill, is flanked by low pigsty units of the 'in-and-out' (sty and yard) type; a single breeding unit to the W with 2 fattening units to the E.


Pig rearing unit, comprising a central boiling house flanked by pigsties (1 unit to the W, 2 units to the E). Rubble walls with widely slobbered mortar, slate lintels. Brick chimney to N gable. Slate roof with grey ridge tiles; every 4th tile is raised for ventilation. Entrance to boiling house via S gable elevation; doorway to R with window to L. Second doorway to N gable wall, with boarded door. The pigsties are gabled and of similar construction to the boiling house. The 1-unit sty to the W has a stone yard wall with 3 brick and slate feeder troughs set into each of the two open sides. The sty has a small boarded door/hole in the W gable leading to a hen loft over the sty. The range to the E of the boiling house is a double unit, each with 3 feeder troughs set into the rear wall.


The boiling house is 2 bays, with a central collared truss of sawn softwood, limewashed.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of purpose-built pig rearing unit, larger in scale than those typically found on Anglesey farmsteads, reflecting the local importance of pig rearing in the later C19. The building also forms part of the complete farmstead group at Braint, together with the nearby farmhouse and agricultural range.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Braint
    Set back from the SE side of the B5420 on its southern approach to the village of Penmynydd; c2km SE of the church of St Gredifael.
  • II Agricultural range at Braint
    Set back from the SE side of the B5420 on its southern approach to the village of Penmynydd; c2km SE of the church of St Gredifael.
  • II Bridge over the Afon Braint
    Road bridge bearing the B4520 across the Afon Braint on the S approach to the village of Penmynydd; c2km SSW of the church of St Gredifael.
  • II Tyn yr Allt
    C2km SE of Penmynydd, accessed via a rough lane running south from the B5420; immediately south of Castell.
  • II Bryngof
    In a rural location, at the end of a farm track, set well back from the N side of the A5(T) W of Llanfairpwll; S of the village of Penmynydd.
  • II Pen-Hesgyn-Isaf
    Set back, within private grounds, from the SE side of a country road which leads SW off the A5025 to join the Penmynydd Road.
  • II Farm buildings of Hen-dy
    Range of farm buildings a short distance to the W of Hen-dy farmhouse.
  • II Hen-dy
    At the end of a short track on N side of the Pentraeth Road between Menai Bridge and Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. Farmstead with an L-plan range of farm buildings with farmhouse to the E, facing the road.

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