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Hen Dwr

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandudno, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3139 / 53°18'49"N

Longitude: -3.7964 / 3°47'47"W

OS Eastings: 280415

OS Northings: 381165

OS Grid: SH804811

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZX3.WS

Mapcode Global: WH64Y.NYCW

Entry Name: Hen Dwr

Listing Date: 10 January 1951

Last Amended: 6 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3436

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At end of Nant-y-Gamar Road, on top of ridge, about 500m S of Bodafon Hall.

County: Conwy

Community: Llandudno

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

It is known that a windmill was built on the hill between 1617 and 1642. A mill on the site of the present building is apparently shown on a map of 1748 by Lewis Morris. A windmill is clearly at this site in the illustration in Pennant's "Tour" of Gloddaeth Hall. By 1840, the building was a dwelling the "Old Windmill", the small extension probably dates from then, the attractive conical slate roof dates from about 1930. The building was renovated and extended from the late 1970s.

Exterior

Two storey windmill tower, with 2-storey extension, and larger modern attached extension. Tapering mill tower, pebbledashed, with pointed slate roof with brick chimney; windows at 2 levels, modern glazing. Small two-storey extension in matching materials, also with brick chimney. Larger late C20 extension not included.

Interior

In old tower, ground floor room has 2 exposed beams, upper floor has single stop-chamfered beam.

Reasons for Listing

Included, notwithstanding modern addition, as picturesque structure with probably C18 origins.

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