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Stable range to NW farmyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentir, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2037 / 53°12'13"N

Longitude: -4.191 / 4°11'27"W

OS Eastings: 253756

OS Northings: 369641

OS Grid: SH537696

Mapcode National: GBR 5M.22F1

Mapcode Global: WH546.LQHV

Entry Name: Stable range to NW farmyard

Listing Date: 26 August 1992

Last Amended: 22 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4185

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Adjoining the Long Barn on the N and at right angles, and closing the W side of this farmyard.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Pentir

Community: Pentir

Locality: Vaynol Park

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

The extensive model farm was begun by the Assheton-Smith family in the later C19 using the wealth created by the Dinorwic Slate Quarries, which enabled them to undertake continual improvements to Vaynol Park. The Vaynol Papers have exceptionally detailed accounts of expenditure on the horses (by name) and the stables include evidence of continual improvements. Alterations to this range took place at the time of the Investiture of Charles, Prince of Wales.

Exterior

Built of polygonal rubble with a slate roof having 3 raised louvred ventilators. The building is 'L'-shaped at the S end against the Long Barn. The original boarded doors have been replaced during to conversion to small workshops, but tall windows, the glazing also altered, retain the horizontal ventilation slit over the openings, typical of the later C19 estate farm buildings. All openings have voussoirs forming flat arches with keystones. A blacksmith's shop is placed towards the N end, retaining a brick forge. The former slaughterhouse was at the N end. Off-centre doorway to the N gable end. To the rear, a band of ventilators appears below the eaves for the southern section.

Interior

Typical late C19 roof structure.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with neightbouring listed buildings as part of the important and well preserved estate farm buildings at Vaynol Farm.

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