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Bryniau Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Conwy, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3057 / 53°18'20"N

Longitude: -3.824 / 3°49'26"W

OS Eastings: 278556

OS Northings: 380301

OS Grid: SH785803

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZQ6.XQ

Mapcode Global: WH654.759M

Entry Name: Bryniau Tower

Listing Date: 10 January 1951

Last Amended: 5 May 2006

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5781

Building Class: Maritime

Location: On a hill top SW of Bryniau Farm, in a commanding position with panoramic views.

County: Conwy

Community: Conwy

Locality: Llanrhos

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Traditionally believed to be a medieval look-out tower for Conwy Castle.

Exterior

A round rubble-stone tower of 2-stage height, about 6m high and 3.5m internal diameter. The NE side is missing, but the exposed wall cores suggest the reveals of former ground-floor openings. On the inner side is a ledge, possibly for a 1st floor, although 2 probable beam sockets are slightly higher. The upper stage has what is possibly the reveal of a former window.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special historic interest as a ruined probable medieval watch tower.
Scheduled Ancient Monument CN201

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