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Helygog

A Grade II Listed Building in Brithdir and Llanfachreth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7608 / 52°45'38"N

Longitude: -3.7991 / 3°47'56"W

OS Eastings: 278696

OS Northings: 319651

OS Grid: SH786196

Mapcode National: GBR 64.Z1NH

Mapcode Global: WH67N.MV4W

Entry Name: Helygog

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16042

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located about 2Km E of Brithdir village N of the old Roman road from Dolgellau to Bala; accessed via a long farm track leading W from a lane leading N from the Roman road to the A 494.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Locality: Helygog

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Exterior

Late C17 one-and-a-half storey farmhouse with late C19 additions. Rubble construction with steeply-pitched slate roof; end chimneys with capping, that to the L original and with weather-coursing, that to the R rebuilt C19. Slightly off-centre entrance (to R) with recessed C19 part-glazed 4-panel door; large flat stone lintel. To the L 2 windows with lintels as before, that to the R with late C19/early C20 4-pane glazing, and that to the L with 6-pane glazing. To the R of the entrance a near-flush 12-pane early-mid C19 sash window. 4 hipped dormers to upper floor and windows breaking the eaves; that to the R is a flush early-mid C19 6-pane sash, that over the entrance has a later 6-pane casement and those to the L have 4-pane glazing. Fragmentary applied timber framing to R gable apex (c.1900).

C.1900 gabled cross-wing to rear forming an L with the primary range; gable end chimney, the upper gable with applied timbe rframing and simply-moulded bargeboards. Ground-floor bay to L return with 4-part flush glazing; 4-pane upper and single-pane lower. Gabled dormer above with tripartite window glazed as before; slightly projecting frame and shallow pediment with moulded cill.

Interior

This was not inspected at the time of survey (February1995), though heavy chamfered beams to the ground floor ceilings and a late C17 dogleg stair are said to survive.

Reasons for Listing

A good surviving example of a large late C17 vernacular farmhouse.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pont Helygog
    Spanning the Nant Helygog about 3km E of Brithdir on the old course of the Roman road from Dolgellau
  • II Carleg
    Located 2km E of the Bont Newydd, on the roadside.
  • II Carleg
    Located 2km E of the Bont Newydd, on the roadside.
  • II Former Farmhouse at Cefn-Creuan-Uchaf
    Situated on a rise to the E of an unclassified road leading from Brithdir to Bryn-Coed-Ifor; at the
  • II Barn Range to the SE of Dol-Gamedd
    Diagonally opposite Dol-Gamedd farmhouse .
  • II Dol-Ganedd
    Located 1km N of Brithdir village and 250m SE of the Bont Newydd. Accessed via a farm track leading
  • II St Paul's Church
    Located 250m SE of the Afon Wnion and the A 494 in its own churchyard, at the end of a lane in the c
  • II* Lychgate at St Paul's Chruch
    Facing the lane on the SE side of the churchyard.

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