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Isfryn

A Grade II Listed Building in Mawddwy, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7136 / 52°42'49"N

Longitude: -3.6904 / 3°41'25"W

OS Eastings: 285906

OS Northings: 314224

OS Grid: SH859142

Mapcode National: GBR 99.201Q

Mapcode Global: WH683.82X0

Entry Name: Isfryn

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22585

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The row of cottages, Nos 1 - 6, form a terrace on the W side of the road leading to Ysgol Gynradd Dinas Mawddwy.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Dinas Mawddwy

Community: Mawddwy

Community: Mawddwy

Locality: Minllyn

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Minllyn is a planned village associated with the anticipated expansion of industrial enterprises in the Mawddwy area, particularly the development of the slate industry. This was first established around 1800, including some metal extraction, proceeded with the development of a tramway to connect to the Mawddwy Railway, brought to Aberangell after 1865. The impetus came from Edmund Buckley, whose father, a wealthy Manchester industrialist, purchased the estate in 1856. He intended to develop Dinas Mawddwy as a model village, with new education facilities, a hotel, and chapels, served by the railway which was officially opened in 1868, the year he was elevated to the baronetage. Once the main road was diverted out of Dinas Mawddwy, Buckley built a mansion, Plas Dinas in 1864-7, Minllyn Cottages, 1868, and Mawddwy Terraces, 1870-76, all for his estate and industrial workers. The terrace is also known as Meirion Terrace.

Exterior

The cottage forms the W side of the end pair. Decorative framing in the gable removed.

Interior

Six-panelled doors open off the through passage from the front door.

Reasons for Listing

Included, notwithstanding the alterations to the doors and windows, as one of a group of building in Minllyn retaining robust mountain gothic character and demonstrating the hopes of a wealthy industrialist to establish a planned town economically based on local industries, in mid Wales. A good example of a carefully planned estate village, and of group value with other buildings in Minllyn.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gwynfa
    The row of cottages, Nos 1 - 6, form a terrace on the W side of the road leading to Ysgol Gynradd Dinas Mawddwy.
  • II ,3,Mawddwy Terrace,Minllyn,Dinas Mawddwy,,SY20 9LN
    The row of cottages, Nos 1 - 6, form a terrace on the W side of the road leading to Ysgol Gynradd Dinas Mawddwy.
  • II Llys Gwalia
    The row of cottages, Nos 1 - 6, form a terrace on the W side of the road leading to Ysgol Gynradd Dinas Mawddwy.
  • II Gwelfryn
    On the E side of the road through Minllyn to Ysgol Gynradd Dinas Mawddwy.
  • II Ty Gwyn
    The row of cottages, Nos 1 - 6, form a terrace on the W side of the road leading to Ysgol Gynradd Dinas Mawddwy.
  • II Cefn Coed
    On the E side of the road through Minllyn to Ysgol Gynradd Dinas Mawddwy.
  • II ,12,Mawddwy Terrace,Minllyn,Dinas Mawddwy,,SY20 9LN
    On the E side of the road through Minllyn to Ysgol Gynradd Dinas Mawddwy.
  • II Trigfan
    On the E side of the road through Minllyn to Ysgol Gynradd Dinas Mawddwy.

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