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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
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.
Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)
Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth
Traditional County: Merionethshire
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.
Included as a dated vernacular cottage with early C19 estate alterations.
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