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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanelltyd, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.758 / 52°45'28"N

Longitude: -3.9019 / 3°54'6"W

OS Eastings: 271752

OS Northings: 319520

OS Grid: SH717195

Mapcode National: GBR 60.Z6ND

Mapcode Global: WH56H.1Y70

Entry Name: Tynllan

Listing Date: 20 July 1995

Last Amended: 20 July 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16145

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located immediately to the S of St. Illtyd's parish church andabutting its churchyard revetment wall; accessed via tracks to therear of the church, leading from the A 470.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanelltyd (Llanelltud)

Community: Llanelltyd

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Bryn was a 3-bay open cruck hall, mid C16 or earlier, which was enlarged to form a T-plan in the earlier C18; subsequently altered and extended to a cross plan, the house nowforms 2 independent domestic units. Known formerly as 'yr hen dafarn', the house was used as an inn certainly in the C19 and probably earlier.


Single-storey primary range (N-S) with one and a half storey E-W cross-range; rubble construction, rough-cast to all W faces. Slate roofs, that to the primary block steeply pitched; end chimneys with plain capping and weathercoursing. Tynllan, forming the E-facing section has a modern part-glazed door to the early range with a C19 4-pane casement to the L and a further, blocked window beyond. 9-pane fixed window to the ground floor of the E-W range with hipped dormer above containing a 4-pane casement. Adjoining the E gable, stepped-down and set-back, a later rubble gabled outhouse with slate roof. Boarded door to R with small plain-glazed window to L. Bryn, facing predominantly W, has two 6-pane casement windows to the ground floor of the cross-wing gable with two 4-pane casements above. Boarded door to the L of the primary range with a further, near-central entrance beyond with run-off-stopped pine doorcase; flanking windows, 4-pane to the L and 6-pane to the R. Catslide dormer with 4-pane sash to recessed addition to L; 6-pane fixed window beneath.


The primary range of Bryn has its 2 cruck pairs visible with smoke-blackening apparent; pegged collars and purlins. Beneath the southern-most bay of this, in a rubble basement on the down-hill side, a fine probably mid-or third-quarter C16 ceiling with central cross beams and well-scantled joists, all with widechamfers and broach stops. Boarded door and blocked window to R;formerly stepped access from above.

Reasons for Listing

An early vernacular building with interesting historical associations.

Group value with St. Illtyd's church and churchyard walls.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bryn
    Located immediately to the S of St. Illtyd's parish church andabutting its churchyard revetment wall
  • II* Parish Church of St Illtyd including churchyard walls and gatepiers
    Set back slightly from the main road on a slight rise; set within its own circular, walled churchyar
  • II The Toll House
    Situated prominently at the junction between the A 470 and the old road to Dolgellau via Llanelltyd
  • II Tan Llan
    Situated at the eastern extremity of Llanelltyd village some 50mSE of the main road; sited against t
  • II Coach House and Stable Block at Tan Llan
    Located immediately NE of Tan Llan.
  • II Awelon
    Set back slightly at the junction of the A 496 and the A 470 onthe N side of the old Barmouth road;
  • II* Pont Llanelltyd
    Spanning the Afon Mawddach 1km SE of Llanelltyd; originally serving the old Dolgellau-Barmouth road
  • II The Old Post Office
    Located on the main Llanelltyd village lane (the former Barmouth road) immediately to the N of the n

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