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Bryn Hyfryd

A Grade II Listed Building in Aber, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2332 / 53°13'59"N

Longitude: -4.014 / 4°0'50"W

OS Eastings: 265667

OS Northings: 372576

OS Grid: SH656725

Mapcode National: GBR 5V.09DQ

Mapcode Global: WH543.9ZSR

Entry Name: Bryn Hyfryd

Listing Date: 7 March 2000

Last Amended: 7 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22906

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; low rubblestone wall to front gardens with roughly squared stones as coping and dressed square piers

County: Gwynedd

Town: Llanfairfechan

Community: Aber

Community: Aber

Locality: Abergwyngregyn

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Built c1860 as part of the planned development of Abergwyngregyn as an estate village, an important element in Edward Douglas-Pennant's considerable efforts to improve the estate at this time. The 'Picturesque' quality of these cottages and other buildings in the village was also an important element in making it an attractive place for the increasing numbers of well-to-do visitors to travel through on their way to Aber Falls, which was rapidly becoming a major destination for tourists at this period. The majority of the village was sold by the estate in 1925.

Exterior

Bryn Hyfryd has replacement C20 metal windows without glazing bars to front and boarded door under bracketed lean-to hood on outer return. Modern flat-roofed extension to rear.

Interior

Interior not inspected at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an essentially unaltered pair of mid-C19 estate cottages of the simple 'vernacular revival' style particularly favoured by the Penrhyn Estate for its workers, both in the slate quarries and elsewhere. The style was particularly appropriate at Abergwyngregyn given the desire to make it an attractive halt on the route to and from Aber Falls, which was rapidly becoming a major destination for visitors at this period.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bro Dawel
    Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; l
  • II Fron
    Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; l
  • II Tyn-y-buarth
    Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; l
  • II Ddol Cottages
    Situated on main village street running through Abergwyngregyn towards Aber falls; low rubblestone w
  • II Ddol Cottages
    Situated on main village street running through Abergwyngregyn towards Aber falls; low rubblestone w
  • II Bron Derw
    Stands in centre of village just beyond road junction, with Pen y mwd just behind; front wall of pro
  • II Tan-y-bryn
    Stands in centre of village just beyond road junction, with Pen y mwd just behind; front wall of pro
  • II Tan-y-dderwen
    Located on road junction in centre of village; low rubblestone wall to front on roadside; Pen y mwd,

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