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Latitude: 52.9008 / 52°54'2"N
Longitude: -4.3404 / 4°20'25"W
OS Eastings: 242677
OS Northings: 336272
OS Grid: SH426362
Mapcode National: GBR 5F.P83V
Mapcode Global: WH44K.9CC0
Entry Name: Stables with Granary, Cartshed and Farmyard Entrance Piers at Penychain
Listing Date: 8 February 1999
Last Amended: 8 February 1999
Source ID: 21340
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: Pen-ychain farm stands on the headland, c4km E of Pwllheli. This building forms the SW corner of the farmyard.
Locality: Morfa Abererch
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Penychain was built by the Glyn-llifon Estate in the mid C19 as a model farm. The farm buildings demonstrate an efficient and organised approach to farming undertaken by large estates of the mid Victorian period.
This building continues the S range W of the main farmyard entrance, and returns as a 2-bay stable, across the W end. Attached at the N end is a ty-bach in the angle with the boundary wall of the yard, and large gatepiers flanking the driftway leading into the fields to the W. The carthouse is of 2 bays, open to the yard, and has an external stone stair at the E end rising to a granary over. The W stable range has two large openings. The large square gatepiers have a stone quasi-cornice. Outside, immediately S of the gateway, and beyond the main enclosed yard to the W is a small rick yard surrounded by stone walls.
Included as a well-designed element within the farmyard of the well preserved estate farm group at Penychain.
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