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Bryn Teg

A Grade II Listed Building in Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth), Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7619 / 52°45'42"N

Longitude: -3.8371 / 3°50'13"W

OS Eastings: 276135

OS Northings: 319832

OS Grid: SH761198

Mapcode National: GBR 62.Z4DF

Mapcode Global: WH67N.1V32

Entry Name: Bryn Teg

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16031

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located 2km NW of Brithdir village and one-and-a-half kms SW of Bont Newydd; at right-angles with the main road.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Locality: Bont Newydd

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Dated 1839; 2 estate cottages to the former Nannau estate, built by Sir Robert Williames Vaughan Bart., as part of his great building campaign in the second quarter C19. (Apparently the published sketches of P.F Robinson, architect of London formed the basis of many of the estate lodges and cottages at Nannau).

Exterior

2 opposing cottage units ingeniously planned as inter-locking 'L's and therby giving the impression of one rectangular house; in Tudor vernacular style. Rubble construction on 2 floors with old slate roof and 2 tall central stacks; cornice, capping and weather coursing . Symmetrical main elevations each with central entrances. Storeyed and gabled porch to W side (No 1) with octagonal flanking corner turrets in early C16 manner. Modern door with returned label over; modern flanking windows with labels to those to the ground and first-floor centre. The upper windows slightly break the eaves and are contained within gabled kneelers; modern glazing and slated bargeboards. No 2 (facing E) has a plain gabled storeyed porch with original 3 light mullioned and transomed wooden windows to both floors, save that to ground-floor R which is modern. Returned labels as before with decorative leaded lozenges surviving in several upper lights. The entrance is now a window and a modern porch extension abuts to the front R-hand bay. On the N gable end the date 1839 and the initials RW V AM in knapped slates.

Low contemporary service blocks to R and L, again shared, and with hipped slate roofs. Boarded doors to both E and W sides; modern extension to the N.

Reasons for Listing

Listed notwithstanding modernisation as an ingeniously planned pair of 1839 estate cottages. One of a group of unusually varied estate buildings for the period.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bryn Teg
    Located 2km NW of Brithdir village and one-and-a-half kms SW of Bont Newydd; at right-angles with the main road.
  • II Tan-y-Foel
    Located approximately 1.5km SE of Llanfachreth village on a commanding site. Accessed via a farm track running W off a lane leading from Llanfachreth, ultimately to Pont Newydd.
  • II Fronwian
    Located approximately 1km NE of St. Mark's church; at the end of a long farm track leading W off the B 4416.
  • II Byre (former Primary House) at Bronwian
    Located immediately to the SE of the house at Bronwian and built into a slight rise to the S.
  • II Bont Newydd
    Spanning the Afon Wnion; approximately 1km N of Brithdir. At the northern end is the T-junction with the A 494.
  • II* Ty Cerrig
    Situated on a slight rise approximately 1km N of Pont Newydd; accessed via a farm track leading from a lane which runs indirectly from Llanfachreth to Pont Newydd.
  • II Brithdir Independent Chapel including Low Front Walls, Railings and Gates
    Situated on the SE side of the road just to the SW of Brithdir.
  • II Former House at Rhedyn Cochion (also known as Ffranc).
    Located approximately 0.5Km NE of the Pont Newydd, N of the Afon Wnion and the A 494 Dolgellau-Bala road; accessed via a lane running roughly W from the Llyn-Pwll-y-Gele ultimately up to Blaenau local

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