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Barn and cowhouse at Pen-y-meini

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.661 / 52°39'39"N

Longitude: -3.9864 / 3°59'11"W

OS Eastings: 265747

OS Northings: 308884

OS Grid: SH657088

Mapcode National: GBR 8W.5K3K

Mapcode Global: WH570.QCWV

Entry Name: Barn and cowhouse at Pen-y-meini

Listing Date: 10 April 2000

Last Amended: 10 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23197

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Pen-y-meini farm stands beside the road running NW from Abergynolwyn, at the foot of the Nant Caw valley. The farmhouse looks S over the farmyard which has two early farm buildings, the cowhouse runn

County: Gwynedd

Town: Tywyn

Community: Llanfihangel-y-Pennant

Community: Llanfihangel-y-Pennant

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Probably built in the C17 as part of a farm which underwent reconstruction at that time.

Exterior

The building comprises a barn in the western 4 bays, and a calf-house with granary over in the E bay. It is constructed with heavy rubble and boulders with some galletting, and an old slate roof between boulder-coped gables. Four bays, on the S side a cart entrance with a timber lintel in the second bay, and windows to the bay to the E. The Eastern end bay is floored, and the granary on the upper floor is reached by an external stone stair to a boarded door. The calf-house has an enlarged door with a low lintel to the yard. A later slated lean-to at the rear of the 2 eastern bays now contains a garage, with boarded glazed doors at the E end.

Interior

Three trusses, of which one is of a devolved raised cruck type, with tie beams, one removed, and straight high-set collars.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a boulder-built farmbuilding of vernacular character characteristic of the area, and part of a group of two early farm buildings, associated with a C17 remodelling of the farm at Pen-y-meini.

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