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Bryn Blew

A Grade II Listed Building in Brithdir and Llanfachreth, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7824 / 52°46'56"N

Longitude: -3.836 / 3°50'9"W

OS Eastings: 276262

OS Northings: 322117

OS Grid: SH762221

Mapcode National: GBR 62.XQNT

Mapcode Global: WH67N.1BL8

Entry Name: Bryn Blew

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16022

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on an elevated site some 750m SE of Llanfachreth village and about 200m NE of the Careg Fawr crossroads; accessed via a farm track.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Locality: Llanfachreth

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Dated 1747. A vernacular cottage, altered c.1830 as part of Sir Robert Williames Vaughan's Nannau estate improvements.


One-and-a-half storeys; of whitened rubble (the whitewash now largely removed) under a renewed slate roof. C19 end chimneys with plain cornices and weather-coursing. Central entrance with recessed C19 boarded door; inscised date to projecting stone lintel. Small flanking 4-pane windows and 2 C19 catslide dormers to roof. These with 4-pane sash windows and slate-hung sides; modern skylight to centre. C19 returned label to R gable end above a modern window.

Adjoining to the L a single-storey C19 byre addition built into the slope of the hill; of rubble and slate. Entrance to R with 2-light window to the L, the R side of which is shuttered, the L part-glazed.

The cottage has rough-coped rubble forecourt walls within which some stone flagging survives.


Post-and-panel partition screen to R of entrance. To L the original wooden doorcase into former hall space with chamfered detail and long run-off stops. Large fireplace and bressummer to hall.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a dated vernacular cottage with early C19 estate alterations.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty'n-y-Llwyn
    Located on the roadside to the SW of a lane leading from Llanfachreth village to the Careg Fawr; abo
  • II Careg Fawr (Arch)
    Spanning an unclassified road leading S from Llanfachreth village towards the A 494; approximately 2
  • II* Cae'r March
    Situated in a marshy hollow approximately 1km SE of Llanfachreth village and 250m S of the Careg Faw
  • II Barn at Cae'r March
    Immediately to the W of Cae'r March.
  • II Gallt-y-Carw
    Located approximately 1km SE of Llanfachreth village, to the W of the Careg Fawr lane; accessed via
  • II Gelli
    Located about 1km SE of Llanfachreth immediately to the E of the Llanfachreth-Dolgellau; set back sl
  • II Adjoining Graveyard Walls to the NE of Bethel Chapel
    Located immediately opposite the Bethel chapel and former minister's house with its SE side facing t
  • II Former Stable Block at Bethel Chapel
    Located immediately opposite the Bethel chapel and former minister's house with its SE side facing t

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