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Cow house in farmyard at Trefaes

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangelynin, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.6314 / 52°37'52"N

Longitude: -4.0926 / 4°5'33"W

OS Eastings: 258472

OS Northings: 305791

OS Grid: SH584057

Mapcode National: GBR 8R.78Z7

Mapcode Global: WH575.34D1

Entry Name: Cow house in farmyard at Trefaes

Listing Date: 7 June 2005

Last Amended: 7 June 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84471

Location: To the NE of the house and forming the E side of a small farmyard.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llangelynin (Llangelynnin)

Community: Llangelynin

Locality: Rhoslefain

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Built in 2 phases, of which the uphill end is earlier, but both sections are shown on the 1841 Tithe map.


A cow house composed of 2 ranges end-to-end on a sloping site, and separated by a full-height vertical joint, both of roughly coursed field-stone. The earlier upper section has a higher corrugated metal roof behind coped gables. The downhill section has a graded slate roof. The lower section has a split boarded door to the L, and central former doorway part infilled and with an inserted hopper window. The rear has 3 ventilation strips. The downhill gable end has a loft opening.

The upper section has a boarded door to the R, and a later projection of rubble stone under a single-pitch roof of corrugated metal. It is open fronted on wooden posts, further supported by 2 brick piers.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as a vernacular farm building retaining definite regional character, and as part of a strong farm group with the house.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Multi-purpose farm buildings at Trefaes Farm
    To the NE of the house and forming the W side of a small farmyard.
  • II Trefaes
    Set back and reached by a short farm track on the N side of the A493, approximately 0.7km E of Rhoslefain hamlet.
  • II Cow house S of Trefaes
    To the S of the house and on the W side of the track leading up to the house.
  • II Mile Marker opposite Bryn Eglwys
    The mile marker is on the main road from Tywyn to Dolgellau, nearly opposite the farm road to Bryn Eglwys. It is set in a bank on the verge of the road, SE of the corner at Cil-y-sarn.
  • II Milepost on A493
    Nearly opposite Rhoslefain Farm and approximately 100m W of the road junction in Rhoslefain hamlet.
  • I Church of St Mary and St Egryn
    The church is located on a S facing bluff above the confluence of two streams, NNW of the present nucleated village, and is reached by a minor road off the N end of the main village street.
  • II Nant Madyn
    The farmhouse is on high land, reached by a minor road running N from the crossroads immediately E of the church.
  • II Lychgate at the Church of St Mary and St Egryn
    The church stands c500-600m N of the present village. The lychgate forms the entrance to the churchyard from the E.

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