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Coach-house and Stables at Peniarth Uchaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanegryn, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6472 / 52°38'49"N

Longitude: -4.0225 / 4°1'21"W

OS Eastings: 263263

OS Northings: 307416

OS Grid: SH632074

Mapcode National: GBR 8V.6876

Mapcode Global: WH570.5QRG

Entry Name: Coach-house and Stables at Peniarth Uchaf

Listing Date: 26 July 2000

Last Amended: 26 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23785

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The coach-house and stables are within the park, lying on a cut platform to the N of the house by the farm road to Ty'n-y-cornel. They are carefully concealed from view from the house by a large land

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanegryn

Community: Llanegryn

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

The coachouse and stable block may be contemporary with the house at Peniarth Uchaf, c1816, though their classical composition could also indicate an earlier date.

Exterior

Built of local course stone, with slate roofs. It consists of a long and high central range terminating in tall end pavilions, each containing a coach-house with a pair of tall timber battened doors set within a carefully constructed 3-centred arch of cut radial voussoirs. Above each carriage arch there is a large oculus with cross glazing bars. The centre range is flush, and has at its centre a similar but lower 3-centred arch over an open lobby, within which are doors each side to the stables, and further doors at the back to a tack room. Each stable is lit by two Diocletian windows in the front wall. The loft over, reached by an external stone stair at the right hand end, has three large oculi. At the rear a later lean-to has been added. Wide projecting eaves and verges, with exposed plates and purlins ends, and slender bargeboards. The building was in a poor condition at the time of the survey.

Interior

Each stable is divided into two stalls by a matchboarded timber and rail partition. Plastered ceiling, and drained brick floor. Cast iron wall-hung mangers at the back.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an exceptionally finely composed and detailed coach-house block, part of a group of buildings at Peniarth-uchaf.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Game Larder at Peniarth Uchaf
    The game larder stands to the N of the house, near the farm road to Ty'n-y-cornel.
  • II Peniarth Uchaf
    The house lies in a secluded valley off the NW side of the Dyffryn Dysynni, and is reached by a private road off the minor road from Llanegryn to Abergynolwyn, immediately before Pont-y-garth, on the
  • II Carthouse range at Ty'n y Cornel
    The carthouse range of farm buildings forms the SE side of the farmyard, which is entered at the S corner, and has a gated opening in a stone wall at the N corner leading to the house and hillside abo
  • II Barn and attached farm building at Ty'n y Cornel
    The farmyard at Ty'n-y-cornel lies below and to the S of the farmhouse. The barn and its ancillary building provide the SW side of the enclosed farmyard.
  • II North-East range of the farmyard attached to Ty'n y Cornel
    Ty'n y Cornel stands within the grounds of Peniarth-uchaf estate, slightly to the N of the house. The farmyard lies below the farmhouse.
  • II Farmyard buildings on the NW side of the farmyard at Ty'n y Cornel
    The farmyard buildings comprise the NW side of the enclosed farmyard at Ty'n y Cornel.
  • II Cock Pit at Peniarth Uchaf
    The cock pit is set on a natural rocky outcrop, opposite the front elevation of Peniarth-uchaf.
  • II Ty'n y Cornel
    The farmstead is located to the NE of the Peniarth-uchaf estate, reached by a roadway off the N side of the road from Llanegryn to Abergynolwyn, immediately before Pont-y-garth.

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