This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?
Latitude: 53.2689 / 53°16'7"N
Longitude: -4.2676 / 4°16'3"W
OS Eastings: 248870
OS Northings: 377052
OS Grid: SH488770
Mapcode National: GBR HNT1.ZX5
Mapcode Global: WH42V.F31B
Entry Name: Bryn Brochan
Listing Date: 12 March 2003
Last Amended: 12 March 2003
Source ID: 80975
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: Set back, along private trackway, from the W side of Siloam Terrace in the heart of the village of Talwrn.
County: Isle of Anglesey
Traditional County: Anglesey
Traditional small-holding (latterly of 2 acres-0.8 hectares); probably early nineteenth century. There is a local tradition that the cowhouse had at one time been used as a chapel.
Comprises single storeyed cottage, with attached cowhouse at the lower end, and an outhouse (now ruined) at the upper end, built onto the boundary of the plot. Rubble construction, with coloured limewash finish throughout; bedded and grouted small slate roofs. End chimneys, with massive stack to right. Openings offset to right, with doorway between 12-pane sash windows. Lower cow-house to right has central door flanked by 2 small windows (one partially blocked). Stack to right hand gable, against which are the ruined remains of a pigsty. Outhouse to left of dwelling is now roofless, but has single doorway to front and a small fixed pane window to rear.
In poor condition at time of survey.
Internal layout of dwelling altered by an inserted partition subdividing the original main space to create a small room to left of the doorway, but the principal division as one main room with major fireplace (itself altered) and a smaller secondary room remains clear. The secondary room was apparently also heated, but the fireplace is now blocked. Said to have had painted calico ceiling, and access to a loft, but neither now survive. Inside the cowhouse, there is also a fireplace, suggesting an earlier domestic use.
Listed as an intact traditional small holding, retaining good vernacular character in layout, constructional detail and finish (the limewashed walls, bedded slate roofs, and window detail). Once a common small dwelling type on Anglesey, but well-preserved examples are becoming rare.
Other nearby listed buildings