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Tafarn Hen (The Old Tavern)

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanwnda, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1031 / 53°6'11"N

Longitude: -4.2747 / 4°16'28"W

OS Eastings: 247813

OS Northings: 358628

OS Grid: SH478586

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.8D2Z

Mapcode Global: WH43M.98PF

Entry Name: Tafarn Hen (The Old Tavern)

Listing Date: 28 May 1999

Last Amended: 28 May 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21813

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Located on the west side of the A 487 at the junction with the minor road running westwards to the Church of St Gwyndaf; low rubblestone wall to front.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanwnda

Community: Llanwnda

Locality: Dinas

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Shown on the 1839 Tithe Map, the inn was built in the early C19 after the turnpiking of the road between Caernarfon and Porthmadog, its plan characteristic of a number of roadside inns and houses built in the area at this period. The building is now a private house.

Exterior

Inn. 2-storey and gable-lit attic, 3-bay building with single-storey hip-roofed ranges attached to each gable end; single-storey range of outbuildings to rear forming basic L-plan. Roughcast rubblestone with the stone exposed to the outbuildings; slate roof with integral end stacks. 3-window front to main building has 16-paned sashes with slate cills; central C20 gabled porch over 6-panel door with intersecting glazing bars to rectangular overlight. 9-paned sashes to single-storey ranges. Outbuilding has C20 windows to roadside and integral end stack.

Interior

Interior not inspected at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved early C19 roadside inn retaining its original form and external detailing.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Monument to J W Jones and family
    Situated in the south-east corner of the churhyard to the Church of St Gwyndaf.
  • II Church of St Gwyndaf
    Located immediately to the west of the line of the former Welsh Highland Railway in an originally oval-shaped churchyard now considerably extended to the north-west; high rubblestone wall on roadside
  • II Plas Dinas
    Situated at the end of a 700m minor road running W off the A487 some 600m S of the bridge over the Afon Gwyrfai in Bontnewydd.
  • II Maengwyn
    Situated on the south-east side of the A 499 approximately 0.5 km south of Llanwnda; set behind a low rubblestone wall with cut slate coping and iron railings with fleur-de-lys finials and urn-capped
  • II Tyddyn Berth
    Situated at the end of a farm track on the north side of a minor road from Bontnewydd to Rhostryfan.
  • II Bethel Chapel and attached cottages [Rhoslwyn and Bethel House)
    Situated by minor road junction at Rhos Isaf, the chapel and cottages have a low rubblestone wall with stone-on-edge coping to the front, the section in front of the chapel lower with slate coping and
  • II Pentre Uchaf
    Situated on the E side of the A487 in Bontnewydd, some 170m S of the bridge over the Afon Gwyrfai.
  • II Plas-y-bont
    Situated on the W side of the A487 in Bontnewydd, some 170m down a track S of the bridge over the Afon Gwyrfai.

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