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A Grade II Listed Building in Pennal, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.5995 / 52°35'58"N

Longitude: -3.862 / 3°51'43"W

OS Eastings: 273988

OS Northings: 301816

OS Grid: SH739018

Mapcode National: GBR 91.9CST

Mapcode Global: WH578.NX5K

Entry Name: Penrhyn-Dyfi

Listing Date: 25 May 2000

Last Amended: 25 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23325

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house stands prominently on a bank overlooking the road and the estuary of the Dovey, approximately 450m W of the Pont-ar-ddyfi.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Pennal

Community: Pennal

Locality: Penrhyn-Dyfi

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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The house was probably built in the early C19, and appears on the tithe map of 1841, then owned by Sir John Edwards, Bt. In 1906 it was occupied by John Parry.


A tall house of pebbledashed and painted stone, with a slate roof. Three storeys, double pile plan of 3 window bays at the front, with a symmetrical S front about a central entrance. Six-panelled part-glazed panelled doors set within a Tuscan portico of sandstone. To either side, 4-light paned windows set in openings with cambered heads. Above, on both upper floors, 12-paned unhorned sash windows set deep in the openings. Modillion eaves cornice, returned a short distance on both gable ends to form, with the raking cornices, an open pediment on both gables. This has sash windows on all three floors either side of the part-external chimney stack. At the W end, a 2-storey service wing in line, and a continuous lean-to at the rear.


The front entrance leads to a quarry tiled narrow hallway with reception rooms each side and a dog-leg stair with balusters and turned newel at the end. Six-panelled doors.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a fine farmhouse of some architectural sophistication and gentry status, prominently sited in relation to the Dovey valley

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