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Ty'n Llwyn Farm - Detached barn outside Yard to E

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentir, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1838 / 53°11'1"N

Longitude: -4.1485 / 4°8'54"W

OS Eastings: 256528

OS Northings: 367342

OS Grid: SH565673

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.3DQ5

Mapcode Global: WH54F.77SL

Entry Name: Ty'n Llwyn Farm - Detached barn outside Yard to E

Listing Date: 10 March 2006

Last Amended: 10 March 2006

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83285

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: This barn lies in the field immediately E of the enclosed yard, and S of the house.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Pentir

Community: Pentir

Locality: Ty'n Llwyn

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Ty'n llwyn was a farm on the Vaenol estate of Thomas Assheton Smith. Map evidence suggests that a small early farm (in existence by c1780) was replaced by a larger scale farmstead between c1820 and c1830, though perhaps reconstructed as a model farmstead by its most notable tenant, John Owen. The farmhouse and a barn at the SW of the site appear to occupy the site of the earlier buildings, but the architectural evidence suggests that the farm was essentially laid out as a new model holding. In 1853, the tenancy was taken on by John Owen who farmed here until 1868: in that year, he was evicted for his Liberal political convictions, which placed him at odds with the Toryism of his landlord. John Owen was a methodist preacher and a pioneering farmer and writer on agriculture. He invested considerably in the improvement of the land at Ty'n llwyn. His interest in Welsh Black Cattle is possibly reflected in the design of this farm, which is laid out as a specialist stock-raising establishment. The construction of this barn suggests that it may have pre-dated the enclosed yard.

Exterior

Small barn. Rubble construction, mainly of field boulders, with large slates to roof. Doorways in each gable end, and to right of N wall; single window in S wall.

Interior

Divided by a cross wall into two spaces.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved barn, closely associated with this exceptionally complete large-scale planned specialist farmstead. Retaining good estate character.

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