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Cowhouse to east of Blaen-y-nant

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandygai, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1272 / 53°7'37"N

Longitude: -4.0277 / 4°1'39"W

OS Eastings: 264419

OS Northings: 360814

OS Grid: SH644608

Mapcode National: GBR 5V.7026

Mapcode Global: WH54P.3N9G

Entry Name: Cowhouse to east of Blaen-y-nant

Listing Date: 24 May 2000

Last Amended: 24 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23455

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located in isolated position approximately 180m east of the farmhouse at Blaen-y-nant on the western side of the Afon Ogwen in the Nant Ffrancon valley below the A 5; low rubblestone wall protects eas

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Llandygai (Llandyg√°i)

Community: Llandygai

Locality: Nant Francon

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built in the mid-C19 as a field cowhouse, probably originally associated with the roughly contemporary farmhouse at Blaen-y-nant (not included on this list). The cowhouse is a good example of a once common regional farmbuilding type, the detached cowhouse standing on its own in fields.


Rectangular plan, aligned roughly north-south. Roughly coursed rubblestone; slate roof with coped verges. Eastern (entrance) side has 3 evenly-spaced doors and small window to left; boarded hatch to hayloft in south gable end.


Interior not inspected at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved example of a mid-C19 field cowhouse, a characteristic farmbuilding type of the region and period, which forms a distinctive feature in the landscape.

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  • II Pont Pen-y-benglog
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  • II Stables at Pentre Farm
    Situated on hillslope immediately to south of Pentre Farmhouse.
  • II Pair of Cowhouses at Pentre Farm
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  • II Pentre Farmhouse
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  • II Field Cowhouse
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  • II Milestone
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