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Galestra Farmhouse including attached Byre

A Grade II Listed Building in Arthog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7246 / 52°43'28"N

Longitude: -3.9567 / 3°57'23"W

OS Eastings: 267953

OS Northings: 315899

OS Grid: SH679158

Mapcode National: GBR 8Y.1DGF

Mapcode Global: WH56N.6S44

Entry Name: Galestra Farmhouse including attached Byre

Listing Date: 1 February 1995

Last Amended: 1 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15605

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on a hillside 0.25km from Pont Kings; accessed via a longfarm track leading NW off a metalled lane leading S from the A 493 at Pont Abergwynant ultimately to join the Ffordd Ddu.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Arthog

Community: Arthog

Locality: Kings

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Third quarter C17 main block with slightly later single-storey adjoining wing. 2-storey L-shaped farmhouse of whitened rubble with slate roof and rubble gable parapets; end chimneys with capping and weather coursing, that to the L larger and projecting with rubble coped gable, battered to rear. The main, E front stands behind a dwarf-rubble-walled front garden with decorative iron railings. Central entrance with C20 porch with pitched slate roof and plain bargeboards. Wide 6-panel mid-Victorian door with glazed upper panels. To the L a large 6-pane recessed sash window and to the R a smaller 12-pane sash, both C19 and with projecting slate cills. Three 9-pane sashes toupper floor, under the eaves. To the rear a rubble outshut with rubble parapet to L; stepped-up, a catslide porch entrance at intersection with rear arm of subsidiary wing. Within the porch a C17 stopped-chamfered, pegged doorcase with C19 boarded door and a further door to outshut. End chimney to R of whitened rubble later wing; modern window. To the rear, C19 4 and 12-pane sash windows. Adjoining to the L, flush and continuously roofed, a contemporary byre with old slate roof and rubble gable parapet to R; 2 plain entrances with stable doors. To the rear (S) an entrance under the eaves to R. Pegged doorcase and boarded door. To L 2 dormers, the first (to R) higher and of corrugated iron, the far one (L) with catslide roof and only just breaking the eaves; boarded doors.


L room of main block with main chamfered beam and C20 fireplace in large inglenook opening; boarded partition screen (papered over). C19 boarded partitions to pantry at rear. Large stopped-chamfered end beam to rear wing, carried on a rough stone corbel; ceiling beams with grooved decoration. The adjoining byre has a slate-flagged floor and contemporary 4-bay roof with pegged collar and tie-beam trusses.

Reasons for Listing

An interesting C17 vernacular farm complex retaining good C19 fenestration and some internal detail.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cae Einion Farmhouse
    Located on a hillside 0.25km from Pont Kings; accessed via a long farm track leading NW off a metall
  • II Barn at Cae Einion
    Located 100m to the NE of Cae Einion farmhouse, behind a further C19 barn; set into the gentle slope
  • II* Hafod Dywyll Farmhouse
    Located on a hillside 0.25km from Pont Kings; accessed via a long farm track leading E off a metalle
  • II Barn at Hafod Dywyll
    Located 50 m NW of Hafod Dywyll farmhouse against the slope of the hill.
  • II* Former Farmhouse at Cefn-yr-Own-Uchaf
    Located in the upland area 4km to the E of Arthog, approximately 0.2km N of the Ffordd Ddu; accessed
  • II Ty'r Ysgol
    Located to the E of a lane running N-S to Kings (Youth Hostel), leading S off the main road (A 493)
  • II Cabab Cader Idris
    Located to the E of a lane running N-S to Kings (Youth Hostel), leading S off the main road (A 493)
  • II Milepost
    Situated at the side of the road against a rubble wall 60m NE of the Pont Abergwynant.

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