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Cow House S of Ael-y-Glyn

A Grade II Listed Building in Harlech, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8639 / 52°51'50"N

Longitude: -4.1058 / 4°6'20"W

OS Eastings: 258334

OS Northings: 331678

OS Grid: SH583316

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.RR3J

Mapcode Global: WH55Z.X80T

Entry Name: Cow House S of Ael-y-Glyn

Listing Date: 21 June 2001

Last Amended: 21 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25518

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located by the side of the lane S of Ael-y-Glyn, immediately N of the electricity sub station at the NE boundary of Lower Harlech.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Harlech

Community: Harlech

Built-Up Area: Harlech

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Late C18 or early C19 vernacular cow house, built as a pair with the adjacent barn; probably originally serving Ael-y-Glyn.


Small rectangular cow house of local rubble construction with roughly-kneelered rubble gable parapets; old slate roof. Entrance to the side opposite the lane; small later buttress to the R on the lane-facing side.


The interior was not inspected at the time of survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a late C18 or early C19 vernacular cow house retaining good original character.

Group value with the adjacent barn.

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