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Cowhouse to South-east of Fridd-isaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Betws Garmon, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0531 / 53°3'10"N

Longitude: -4.1266 / 4°7'35"W

OS Eastings: 257562

OS Northings: 352758

OS Grid: SH575527

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.CL2S

Mapcode Global: WH550.LJ59

Entry Name: Cowhouse to South-east of Fridd-isaf

Listing Date: 29 January 1999

Last Amended: 29 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21276

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated up the hill to the south-east of the farmhouse at Fridd-isaf.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Betws Garmon

Community: Betws Garmon

Locality: Fridd-isaf

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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C18 cowhouse truncated to the west by the construction of the leat (surviving as an earthwork) to the late C19 waterwheel at Fridd-isaf, as a result of which the west gable end was rebuilt; early C20 extension to east gable end.


Cowhouse. Roughly coursed rubblestone on boulder plinth, rendered to east gable end; slate roof. Rectangular building set into east-west running slope, truncated to west and with set-back extension under same roof line to east. South wall has stable door to right directly beneath raking dormer with boarded hatch above the eaves; stable door to extension in angle with main structure.


C18 part has roof structure in 3 full bays with half bay to west as a result of truncation of the building; 3 A-frame trusses of light scantling.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a mid-C18 cowhouse which, along with other buildings, forms a good farmyard group at Fridd-isaf, representing a good example of a moorland-edge holding.

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