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Out-kitchen and pigsty at Groes Las

A Grade II Listed Building in Harlech, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8469 / 52°50'48"N

Longitude: -4.1137 / 4°6'49"W

OS Eastings: 257751

OS Northings: 329798

OS Grid: SH577297

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.SP65

Mapcode Global: WH55Z.SP9X

Plus Code: 9C4QRVWP+PG

Entry Name: Out-kitchen and pigsty at Groes Las

Listing Date: 24 October 2003

Last Amended: 24 October 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81853

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: At the S end of the farmyard enclosure at Groes Las.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanfair

Community: Llanfair

Built-Up Area: Harlech

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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The building is dated 1838.


Probably built as an outside kitchen, perhaps incorporating the pigsty from the outset. Single storeyed, built against the slope. Rubble walls and random slate roof with boulder copings to gables. Stack on lower gable. Doorway towards centre with date on lintel and initials D.P.G. Tiny window to its right. Pigsty occupies the left hand section, and is accessed at a higher level via a doorway in the upper gable end. The rough remains of an enclosed yard adjoin the building.


Fireplace with oven alongside at gable end. Crude pegged collar-beam truss partly under-built by a rough stone wall, separating kitchen from pigsty at the higher level. The wall appears to be inserted, but the internal division may have been in place from the outset.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a dated out-kitchen/pigsty, a significant component of the well-preserved and exceptionally intact traditional farmstead group at Groes las.

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