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Stable Block at Bryn Hir

A Grade II Listed Building in Criccieth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9231 / 52°55'23"N

Longitude: -4.2305 / 4°13'49"W

OS Eastings: 250146

OS Northings: 338516

OS Grid: SH501385

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.MYN0

Mapcode Global: WH44D.ZSMG

Entry Name: Stable Block at Bryn Hir

Listing Date: 2 August 1949

Last Amended: 12 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15379

Building Class: Domestic

Location: To the east of the house at Bryn Hir, close to Lon Ednyfed.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Criccieth (Cricieth)

Community: Criccieth

Locality: Brynhir

Built-Up Area: Criccieth

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Probably built in the early C19 (shown on the Tithe Map of 1839).

Exterior

Roughly coursed and squared stone with slate roof. 2 storeyed, a balanced design with outer gables, extended to the right as part of the original design to form a small cottage. This has single window to ground floor, with doorway to right, and dormer window in the roof above.Each gable has segmentally arched 4-pane sash window to first floor. Doorway in inner angle of left hand wing, and paired coach house doors in central range and right hand gable.

Interior

The stables open off a passage from the entrance door via an archway with semi-octangonal reponds with rough capitals. These are said to have been made with stones removed from the original arcade of c1500 in the Church of Saint Catherine, when it was replaced in a restoration of c1870. The timber stall dividers survive, as does a cobbled fllor, which has been laid according to a very controlled pattern.

Reasons for Listing

The stables form a significant psrt of a group at Bryn Hir, and are especially notable for the quality and character of their internal detailing.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bryn Hir
    In wooded grounds on the N side of the town, close to Lon Ednyfed.
  • II Bryn Henllan
    Set back from the road in gardens, east of the Church of Saint Catherine.
  • II* Church of St Catherine
    On the NE side of the town, where the lane turns to the E.
  • II Hafod y Bryn
    Diagonally opposite the Church of Saint Catherine, where the lane turns to the E.
  • II Rectory
    In grounds set back from the NE side of the open green of Y Maes, close to Holywell Terrace.
  • II Nant y Felin
    Set back from the road immediately E of the Church of Saint Deiniol.
  • II Church of Saint Deiniol
    Set back from the main A497 road in a disused churchyard towards the centre of the town at Y Maes, and close to the junction with Lon Ednyfed.
  • II Memorial Hall
    Set back from the main road and prominently sited on the E side of Y Maes.

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