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Gwynfryn House

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanbedr, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8237 / 52°49'25"N

Longitude: -4.0835 / 4°5'0"W

OS Eastings: 259705

OS Northings: 327167

OS Grid: SH597271

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.V4J8

Mapcode Global: WH566.79Q3

Entry Name: Gwynfryn House

Listing Date: 29 October 2003

Last Amended: 29 October 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82001

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set along the NW side of the road which leads E off the A496 in the village of Llanbedr and runs through the hamlet of Pentre Gwynfryn.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanbedr

Community: Llanbedr

Locality: Pentre Gwynfryn

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Mid to late C19 house and converted shop. The hamlet of Pentre Gwynfryn was built by the Griffiths family of Gwynfryn Farm, developed in the early to mid C19, by 1851 there were 15 houses in total, numbered 13 to 27 inclusive.

Exterior

Substantial mid C19 end of terrace house, built of rubble masonry, the principal elevations facing the street are of roughly dressed snecked stonework with large stones as quoins and lintels; to rear the stonework is mortared rubble. Slate roof with broad rectangular stacks with capping. Windows are 4-pane horned sashes with slate sills.

The present house appears to incorporate 3 units, the central of which is at the angle of the range. The SE elevation is a 3-window range including a 2-window house to R with panelled door to L hand. The single window part to L is mirrored on the SW wall and belongs to the end unit which has access via a doorway in the angle elevation. To the L end of the SW wall is another 2-window range, the L hand part of which is set back from the main elevation and has a boarded doorway under a shallow overlight.

Interior

The interior was not inspected at the time of the survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good mid-late C19 house which retains good original character and which forms a group with the adjacent Artro House and terrace in the hamlet of Pentregwynfryn.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II House adjacent to Gwynfryn House
    Set along the NW side of the road which leads E off the A496 in the village of Llanbedr and runs through the hamlet of Pentre Gwynfryn.
  • II Telephone Call-box by Capel Gwynfryn
    Set back from the W side of the road which leads E off the A496 in the village of Llanbedr and runs through the hamlet of Pentre Gwynfryn; the chapel is at the NE end of the hamlet. The telephone box
  • II Capel Gwynfryn
    Set back from the W side of the road which leads E off the A496 in the village of Llanbedr and runs through the hamlet of Pentre Gwynfryn; the chapel is at the NE end of the hamlet.
  • II Pont Glyn-artro
    Spanning the Afon Artro at the NE end of the hamlet of Pentre Gwynfryn, carrying the country road which leads along the Afon Cwmnantcol valley.
  • II Aberartro Hall
    Set back within private grounds from the W side of the road which leads SE from the NE end of the village of Pentre Gwynfryn at Pont Glyn-Artro.
  • II Pont Aberartro
    Spanning the Afon Cwmnantcol close to the confluence with the Afon Artro at the NE end of the hamlet of Pentre Gwynfryn.
  • II Salem Chapel and caretaker's cottage
    Located in the Afon Artro Valley to the NE end of the hamlet of Pentre Gwynfryn, the chapel is set at right angles to a narrow country road leading to Cwm Nantcol.
  • II Coed Mawr
    In an isolated location along a private driveway which leads NW off the country road running along the W side of the Afon Artro Valley; c1km NE of Pentre Gwynfryn.

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