SH9050 : Farm building at Cernioge Mawr near Cerrigydrudion

taken 6 years ago, near to Rhydlydan, Conwy, Great Britain

Farm building at Cernioge Mawr near Cerrigydrudion
Farm building at Cernioge Mawr near Cerrigydrudion
I must have passed this distinctive building many times and it has always made me think 'why is it so ornate?' so today I stopped off briefly to take a photo with a view to researching it for geograph. Turns out it was built beside the new Holyhead road, now the A5 of course, to enable horses to be changed and to offer refreshment to passengers who would have to stretch their legs in the interval between teams. Apparently Queen Victoria, no less, was one such passenger who stopped here for a cup of tea.

The building is part of an old farm now farmed by a local farmer who breeds prize rams and sheep here. The glories are fading fast but the fittings declare its past status. I suppose it was an early equivalent of our motorway services.
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 January, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 20 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Roads, Road transport  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 9059 5048 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.4218N 3:37.9971W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 9059 5046
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