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Carthouse and granary at Rhiwerfa

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

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Latitude: 52.6367 / 52°38'11"N

Longitude: -3.9824 / 3°58'56"W

OS Eastings: 265944

OS Northings: 306168

OS Grid: SH659061

Mapcode National: GBR 8X.6S4Z

Mapcode Global: WH570.SZSK

Entry Name: Carthouse and granary at Rhiwerfa

Listing Date: 10 April 2000

Last Amended: 10 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23214

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Rhiwerfa is on level ground at high level on the NW side of the narrow valley of the Afon Fathew, and is reached by a steep farm road from the B4405, at Mile 6 from Twywn.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanfihangel-y-Pennant

Community: Llanfihangel-y-Pennant

Locality: Abertrinant

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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The three farm buildings at Rhiwerfa are set parallel with their E gable ends aligned on the farm road. They were probably all built together as a group in the mid C19, the barn at the N end, the cowhouse in the middle, and the cartshed and granary at the S end.


Built of local slate stone rubble, with a slate roof and slate-clad verges. The building is of 2 bays, a carthouse on the ground floor facing the cowhouse, the wide opening spanned by a timber lintel, probably originally slate-clad. The loft containing the granary is approached by an external stair at the road end, leading to a boarded door, and cut slate lintel over. Below the stair, a rectangular dog kennel.

Reasons for Listing

Included as part of a well preserved group of farm buildings planned as a series of parallel ranges, a type of farm layout characteristic of this area.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cowhouse at Rhiwerfa
    Rhiwerfa lies on level ground at high level on the NW side of the narrow valley of the Afon Fathew,
  • II Barn at Rhiwerfa
    Rhiwerfa lies on level ground at high level on the NW side of the narrow valley of the Afon Fathew,
  • II Mile Marker
    The post is set in the verge at the top of the hill to the W of the village, opposite the farm road
  • II Mile Marker
    The marker is set in a bank on a corner SW of Ty Gwyn.
  • II Ty ffon at Cae'r Berllan
    Cae'r Berllan is the major farmhouse of the Dysynni valley. The outbuilding lies to the right of th
  • II Gamallt House
    The property is sited on the lowest terrace of the Nant Gwernol, facing N, and is reached by a new t
  • II Pen-y-garreg
    The farmhouse is located on the steep hillside facing S over the village, and is reached by a contou
  • II Pont y Cwrt
    The bridge carries the road to Llanegrin over the Afon Dysynni, at the N end of the village.

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