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Field cow-house at Egryn

A Grade II Listed Building in Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7618 / 52°45'42"N

Longitude: -4.0809 / 4°4'51"W

OS Eastings: 259683

OS Northings: 320274

OS Grid: SH596202

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.Z54S

Mapcode Global: WH56D.8VY3

Entry Name: Field cow-house at Egryn

Listing Date: 13 April 2005

Last Amended: 13 April 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84345

Location: Set back from the NE side of the A496, c. 1.5km SSE of Tal-y-bont. The house and associated farm buildings are reached by a private track. The field barn is at the S side of the track leading W from

County: Gwynedd

Town: Llanaber

Community: Dyffryn Ardudwy

Community: Dyffryn Ardudwy

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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No direct dating evidence, but the character of construction suggests an C18 date.


A large example of this building type. Built against slope, such that the loft opening in the upper (E) gable is accessible from ground level. Dry stone boulder construction with small stones as packing, brought to courses. Coped gables and corrugated tin roof covering. 2 vent slits in each long wall; loft opening in upper gable wall, and doorway in lower gable with vent slit over.
Dry stone walls enclose a curved fold yard at lower W end.


3 heavy trusses of unusual form: tie beam and collar, with queen posts and wall posts ( the tie-beams are bedded into the wall below eaves level, and the short posts run from tie-beam to eaves height; one tie beam has been replaced apparently by a re-used telegraph pole). Feed trough and rack against long wall; informal loft at upper end (a later insertion).

Reasons for Listing

Included as an exceptionally good example of a field cow-house, especially noteworthy for the fine quality of its stonework.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Root clamp at Egryn
    South of the stable and cow-house complex, at the point where the track that gives access to the hou
  • II Stable, cartshed and attached cowhouse at Egryn
    Set back from the NE side of the A496, c. 1.5km SSE of Tal-y-bont. The house and associated farm bu
  • II Former Mill and Store
    On the west side of the track leading to the farm-buildings which lie to the east of the house at Eg
  • II 'Old House' to south of Egryn Abbey
    Set along the W side of Y Brif Heol (A496) in the centre of the village of Dyffryn Ardudwy; just to
  • II* Egryn Abbey
    Set back from the NE side of the A496, c. 1.5km SSE of Tal-y-bont. The house and associated farm bu
  • II Barn to NW of Old House
    Immediately NW of the house, forming one side of a small farmyard.
  • II Shelter Shed
    Bounds the small farmyard which lies to the NW of the house.
  • II Milepost
    Set alongside the W side of the A496, roughly equidistant between the turn offs to Trawsdir and Egry

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