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Lofted stable and cartshed at Plas Llandecwyn

A Grade II Listed Building in Talsarnau, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9165 / 52°54'59"N

Longitude: -4.0359 / 4°2'9"W

OS Eastings: 263208

OS Northings: 337390

OS Grid: SH632373

Mapcode National: GBR 5T.NB3X

Mapcode Global: WH55M.ZYBK

Entry Name: Lofted stable and cartshed at Plas Llandecwyn

Listing Date: 30 December 2004

Last Amended: 30 December 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83455

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Set back from the E side of the country lane, once the country road to Maentwrog, which leads to the Church of St Tecwyn. The range lies to the W of the house.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Talsarnau

Community: Talsarnau

Locality: Llandecwyn

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

C19 agricultural range, not marked on the tithe map of the parish, 1842. The lofted stables may however be contemporary with the adjacent farm buildings as not all agricultural buildings were included on the map, and the range shows a similar construction style. The range was extended by the addition of a rear outshot and the cartshed was added in later C19. The range was altered and modernised in C20.

Exterior

Linear agricultural range aligned NE-SW; comprised of lofted stables to L (NE) with outshut to rear and with cartshed set at a lower level at SW. Built of coursed rubble masonry including large stones in the build and as quoins and lintels. Slate roof, the stable wing with rooflights.
The principal range faces the house to SE, the stables have a central doorway with flanking, small, 4-pane horned sashes and an unequal horned sash window of 9-panes above. There is a boarded doorway to the loft in the NE gable, accessed via an external flight of stone steps and another doorway to the outshot to rear. The opposite gable of the stable block has a circular pitching hole in the apex, now glazed.
The cartshed has 3 doorways along the range; to L there are 2 wide doorways or cartshed bays, now housing double doors, and there is a single doorway to R.

Interior

The stables retain the timber partitions dividing the stalls.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an agricultural range that forms part of the farmstead group at Plas Llandecwyn.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Plas Llandecwyn
    Set back from the E side of the country lane, once the country road to Maentwrog, which leads to the Church of St Tecwyn.
  • II Agricultural range at Plas Llandecwyn
    Set back from the E side of the country lane, once the country road to Maentwrog, which leads to the Church of St Tecwyn. The barn lies directly S of the house.
  • II Cottage at Plas Llandecwyn
    Set back from the E side of the country lane, once the country road to Maentwrog, which leads to the Church of St Tecwyn. The building lies to the S of the house and barn at Plas Llandecwyn.
  • II Field barn at Plas Llandecwyn
    Along the W side of the country lane, once the country road to Maentwrog, which leads to the Church of St Tecwyn; opposite the entrance to Plas Llandecwyn.
  • II Ty'n Llan
    Located at the SW corner of the churchyard of the Church of St Tecwyn.
  • II Lychgate and churchyard walls, Church of St Tecwyn
    At the end of a country lane, once the county road to Maentwrog, c1km W of the main village of Llandecwyn.
  • II Church of St Tecwyn
    At the end of a country lane, once the county road to Maentwrog, c1km W of the main village of Llandecwyn.
  • II Glanllyn Cottage
    Set back slightly from the S and E sides of the country road which leads N from Eisingrug to the Church of St Tecwyn, at the junction with the road down to the village of Llandecwyn at Bryn Bwbach.

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