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A Grade II Listed Building in Brithdir and Llanfachreth, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7756 / 52°46'32"N

Longitude: -3.8403 / 3°50'24"W

OS Eastings: 275958

OS Northings: 321372

OS Grid: SH759213

Mapcode National: GBR 62.Y9LN

Mapcode Global: WH56H.ZHGG

Entry Name: Gelli

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16058

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located about 1km SE of Llanfachreth immediately to the E of the Llanfachreth-Dolgellau; set back slightly in a garden.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Locality: Tan-y-Foel

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Dated 1814; small octagonal lodge built in folly-Gothic style by Sir Robert Williames Vaughan of Nannau, Bart., as anestate cottage. One of a series of early C19 Nannau estate buildings of varied and picturesque designs.


Rubble construction with old slate roof and exposed purlin ends to verges; Off-set square central stack with weather-coursing. The roof is of pitched type, despite the octagonal plan of the lodge, thereby giving the effect of shaved gable ends to the front and rear. Porch to S side with slate roof and weather-coursing at junction with main block; modern glazed entrance to W. Glazed doors to S and above, a stone lintel inscribed RW V AM 1814 (Robert Williames and Anna Maria Vaughan); blind oculus above. Balancing projection to the N with a tripartite 12-pane window with central opening casement and projecting stone cill; above, a blind oculus. Furthersingle-storey projection to front (W) with hipped roof, shaped segmentally over tall French windows (modern) with C19 intersecting glazing to top with coloured leaded panes. Weather-coursing as before and above, a square window with returned label; modern glazing. Similar windows to rear and SEand NE angled sides to ground-floor. Blind decorative slits to NWand SW (front-facing) angled sides, the latter a cross-loop.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an unusual early C19 estate lodge of interesting design.

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  • II Barn at Cae'r March
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  • II* Cae'r March
    Situated in a marshy hollow approximately 1km SE of Llanfachreth village and 250m S of the Careg Faw
  • II Careg Fawr (Arch)
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  • II Bryn Blew
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  • II Ty'n-y-Llwyn
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  • II Tan-y-Foel
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  • II* Ty Cerrig
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