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Drystone-walled Field System at Tan-y-braich

A Grade II Listed Building in Betws Garmon, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0981 / 53°5'53"N

Longitude: -4.2141 / 4°12'50"W

OS Eastings: 251849

OS Northings: 357946

OS Grid: SH518579

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.8W83

Mapcode Global: WH54S.7DJ8

Entry Name: Drystone-walled Field System at Tan-y-braich

Listing Date: 29 January 1999

Last Amended: 29 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21270

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Set in a remote moorland location enclosing smallholder's cottage and attached cowhouse.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Betws Garmon

Community: Betws Garmon

Locality: Tan-y-braich

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Associated with the smallholder's cottage, its attached cowhouse and outbuildings at Tan-y-braich, is a remarkably regular small field system. The cottage and its associated field system forms a clear example of an encroachment on the moorland wastes typical of this area at the end of the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century. The dry-stone walls that enclose the fields are probably substantially of this period.

Exterior

Stone walls enclosing a small field-system. Dry-stone rubble walls of between approximately 1.2m and 2m in height enclose a regular field system comprising 3 small rectangular fields to the north-west and 3 to the south-east, bisected by a straight wall-lined track leading north-eastwards from the smallholder's cottage to the open moorland. To the south-west of the cottage is a single larger and more irregularly shaped field which also forms part of the holding.

Reasons for Listing

Included for historic interest as an exceptionally well-preserved series of field walls which define an exceptionally well-preserved and unusually regular field system. The cottage and its associated field system forms a clear example of an encroachment on the moorland wastes typical of this area at the end of the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century. The dry-stone walls that enclose the fields are probably substantially of this period.

Part of a group with the cottage and attached cow-house and outbuildings at Tan-y-braich.

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  • II Tyn Llwyn
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  • II Milestone
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  • II Detached Kitchen/Washouse at Cae-ysgubor
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  • II Cae-ysgubor
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  • II Llwyn-bedw
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  • II Cowhouse to South-east of Llwyn-bedw
    Located to the south-east of the farmhouse at Llwyn-bedw.

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