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Multi-purpose farm building to SE of Hendre

A Grade II Listed Building in Llwyngwril, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.6679 / 52°40'4"N

Longitude: -4.0835 / 4°5'0"W

OS Eastings: 259204

OS Northings: 309832

OS Grid: SH592098

Mapcode National: GBR 8R.556L

Mapcode Global: WH56Z.76QL

Entry Name: Multi-purpose farm building to SE of Hendre

Listing Date: 7 June 2005

Last Amended: 7 June 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84482

Location: Forming the S side of the farmyard on the opposite side of the road to the house.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llangelynin (Llangelynnin)

Community: Llangelynin

Locality: Llwyngwril

Built-Up Area: Llwyngwril

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Of 3 phases, the earliest of which was a house (known as Hendre Ucha) of the C17 or C18 (an adjacent cow house is dated 1769). Additions at both downhill and uphill ends were made, probably in the C19. The lower section was probably a barn as it retains a waterwheel for threshing. The house was later converted to a workshop. The building is now part of Hendre Farm.


A multi-purpose farm building of coursed and roughly dressed stone, with stepped roof line and coped gables, which retains traditional graded slates on the N slope facing the farmyard and uniform slates to the S slope. It has 3 main components, a former house in the centre, an E section under a higher roof, and a longer W section at the downhill end under the same roof as the former house. The former house faces the farmyard to the N. It has a boarded door to the R, to the L of which is a 3-light steel-framed casement window inserted into a wider (and not domestic) stone segmental-headed arch. Above it is a small upper-storey window widened to make a near oval opening like a pitching eye. On the R side of the house are external stone steps to a boarded loft door. Vertical joints to the R and L distinguish the house from the 2 later additions, and to the L end is a tall stone stack. At the downhill (W) end are 2 segmental-headed openings, 2 rounded pitching eyes under lintels and a loft door to the R. In the downhill gable end is a cast-iron overshot waterwheel with timber launder. The uphill end (E) is obscured by a modern hay store on the N side, but in the uphill gable end is a loft doorway, and to the rear is a segmental-headed doorway with ventilation strips to its L. The rear of the original house has a single lintelled opening in the lower storey, and is distinguished from the W and E ranges by vertical joints. The lower section has loft loading doors to the centre and L end.


The house retains its fireplace, with stop-chamfered timber lintel. The winding fireplace stair and cross beams are later.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as a well-preserved C19 farm building, with significant earlier domestic origins, retaining definite regional character and forming part of a strong farm group.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cow house to SE of Hendre
    Forming the E side of the farmyard on the opposite side of the road to the house.
  • II Multi-purpose farm building on NE side of Hendre
    To the NE of the house.
  • II Hendre
    At the N end of the village, set back from the road in its own grounds.
  • II Tynant
    A detached house in its own grounds 80m NW of junction with the main road through the village.
  • II The Garthangharad public house
    Prominently sited in the centre of the village at the junction with the A493 main road through the village.
  • II Pont Llwyngwril
    Crossing Afon Gwril in the centre of the village.
  • II Ty Newydd
    On the N side of street on the E side of the A493 and the N side of Godre'r Gaer estate, and to the W of Peniel Chapel.
  • II Church of St Celynin
    At the S end of the village, in a churchyard set back from the main road just N of its junction with a minor road.

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