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The Old Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanelltyd, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7576 / 52°45'27"N

Longitude: -3.9056 / 3°54'20"W

OS Eastings: 271496

OS Northings: 319477

OS Grid: SH714194

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z.ZCRV

Mapcode Global: WH56G.ZYBC

Entry Name: The Old Post Office

Listing Date: 20 July 1995

Last Amended: 20 July 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16150

Building Class: Communications

Location: Located on the main Llanelltyd village lane (the former Barmouth road) immediately to the N of the new A496 replacement road.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanelltyd (Llanelltud)

Community: Llanelltyd

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Originally a terrace of second-quarter C19 cottages; this was altered in the late C19 when it became a shop-and-cottage unit. Formerly the village post office.


2-storey building of rubble construction under an old slate roof; plain end chimneys with weathercoursing and capping. The shop section is to the R and has a late C19 shop-front; central boarded door with flanking 2-pane shop windows. These have outer panelled pilasters and support a narrow fascia and moulded cornice. Above, a contemporary 4-pane sash window off-centre R. The adjoining one-window cottage section to L has a 4-panel Victorian door and to the L windows as before to both floors. An earlier blocked entrance is visible to the R with a blocked window above; further window to attic as before, contained within a catslide dormer with slated cheeks. Lean-to extensions to R and L, the latter with a boarded door and wooden doorframe; large stone lintel. This was formerly a cart entrance and was reduced in the late C19; a small section of cobbles appears in front of this. The lean-to to the L has a corrugated iron roof and is angled gently to follow the curve of the road. C19 window to former entrance opening; 2-pane casement section to L. Modern door to E entrance. The rear is excavated out of the rock and has an upper boarded door with flanking 4-pane window to the L and a casement to the R; modern window to far L and to basement.


The shop section retains its late C19 plain, built-in shelving around the walls.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an earlier C19 building in a prominent village location and for the well-preserved character of its later C19 conversion to a shop.

Group value with other listed items in Llanelltyd village.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pont Wnin
    Spanning the Afon Wnin on a bend in the centre of Llanelltyd village and formerly the main road brid
  • 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 The Toll House
    Situated prominently at the junction between the A 470 and the old road to Dolgellau via Llanelltyd
  • II Tyn-y-Celyn
    Below the A 496 to W of the junction with the A 470; set back from the by-road that runs through the
  • II Tynllan
    Located immediately to the S of St. Illtyd's parish church andabutting its churchyard revetment wall
  • 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* Pont Llanelltyd
    Spanning the Afon Mawddach 1km SE of Llanelltyd; originally serving the old Dolgellau-Barmouth road

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