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Root clamp at Egryn

A Grade II Listed Building in Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.762 / 52°45'43"N

Longitude: -4.0824 / 4°4'56"W

OS Eastings: 259580

OS Northings: 320302

OS Grid: SH595203

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.Z4SF

Mapcode Global: WH56D.8T7Y

Entry Name: Root clamp at Egryn

Listing Date: 13 April 2005

Last Amended: 13 April 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84361

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: South of the stable and cow-house complex, at the point where the track that gives access to the house and farmbuildings turns to run N, in the angle of this track and that which continues towards the

County: Gwynedd

Community: Dyffryn Ardudwy

Community: Dyffryn Ardudwy

Locality: Llanaber

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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No direct dating evidence, but likely to be C19, perhaps part of the general improvement and expansion of farm-buildings here. Partially collapsed when inspected.


Long rectangular rubble-stone structure built into raised mound and therefore mainly turf covered. Remains of roof structure show that it was roofed with large flat slabs; entrance at W end.

Reasons for Listing

Listed notwithstanding poor conditionas a surviving example of an unusual minor agricultural structure, retaining significant elements of its original construction, and forming part of a group of agricultural buildings associated with Egryn Abbey

Other nearby listed buildings

  • 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 Field cow-house 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 Milepost
    Set alongside the W side of the A496, roughly equidistant between the turn offs to Trawsdir and Egry

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