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Piggery at Penychain

A Grade II Listed Building in Llannor, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9009 / 52°54'3"N

Longitude: -4.3397 / 4°20'23"W

OS Eastings: 242724

OS Northings: 336279

OS Grid: SH427362

Mapcode National: GBR 5F.P899

Mapcode Global: WH44K.9BQY

Entry Name: Piggery at Penychain

Listing Date: 8 February 1999

Last Amended: 8 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21341

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: The farm is on the headland, c4km E of Pwllheli. The piggery closes the farmyard at the NE corner, and is separated from the hammel by a narrow service passage.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llannor

Community: Llannor

Locality: Morfa Abererch

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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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.


The piggery range is built of stone with slate roofs. It consists of 4 pig sties with open runs each side, each with dual feeding troughs on the W side accessed from the rear. The each sty has a low single opening to the run. The feeding structure in each run has slate troughs set under feed hoppers. Access to the sties is from a narrow passage via contemporary slatted iron gates leading from the farmyard end of the the small feed building at the S end, and is terminated on the N by the high crenellated perimeter wall linking the N wall of the N cowhouse range with the garden wall of the house.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-designed element within the farmyard of the well preserved estate farm group at Penychain.

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