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Stables at Wern

A Grade II Listed Building in Caeathro, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1267 / 53°7'36"N

Longitude: -4.2383 / 4°14'17"W

OS Eastings: 250330

OS Northings: 361174

OS Grid: SH503611

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.72XQ

Mapcode Global: WH43F.VNYW

Entry Name: Stables at Wern

Listing Date: 21 July 1999

Last Amended: 21 July 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22042

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located on the right side of the driveway to Wern immediately to its west.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Waunfawr

Community: Waunfawr

Locality: Caeathro

Built-Up Area: Caeathro

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built as a barn in the late C17, extended and converted to stables in late C19.


Long rectangular-plan building aligned roughly east-west down slight slope, with short range at right-angles to south at west end forming basic L-shape. Roughly coursed rubblestone; graded slate roof. Front elevation has stable doors to left and offset to right, both with painted timber lintels; 3 vertically louvered windows with slate cills and stone lintels, 2 between doorways and one to right of right doorway. Rear has stable door to far left with vertically louvered window immediately to its right. Boarded door to left gable end approached by external stone steps. Right gable end has window to upper level and boarded hatch to lower; wall continues to form west wall of short range, which has 2 windows directly below eaves with boarded hatch below and between; east wall of short range has stable door to left and vertically louvered window to right.


Section to right, open to the roof, has 2 large pegged A-frame trusses with massive ties apparently cut off near ends and additional scissor bracing. Section to left has C19 stable partitions and hayloft above with central king-post truss. C19 roof structure to short range.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved late C17 barn, converted to stables in C19, which forms a good group with the farmhouse at Wern.

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