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Gwenddar Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Henryd, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2525 / 53°15'8"N

Longitude: -3.8553 / 3°51'19"W

OS Eastings: 276314

OS Northings: 374435

OS Grid: SH763744

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZJT.4S

Mapcode Global: WH545.RH9Y

Plus Code: 9C5R742V+XV

Entry Name: Gwenddar Mill

Listing Date: 13 October 1966

Last Amended: 28 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3199

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Located approximately 1km W of Henryd village, on the N side of the lane leading E from Henryd towards St. Celynin old church; sited prominently at the junction of the lane with a track leading N to T

County: Conwy

Community: Henryd

Community: Henryd

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Tagged with: Mill

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History: Mid C18 mill with early C19 cross-wing addition. Various graffiti are visible: 174(8)? on the collar truss of the primary range; OH 1792 near the SE angle (apparently for Owen Holland); and on W wall, 1799 HW.

Exterior: 2 storey L-shaped mill of rubble construction, being re-roofed at time of inspection (September 1995), though formerly slated with small, undressed slates. Cambered windows to ground and first floors of advanced, road-facing gable of primary range, the upper one with pegged oak frame and contemporary boarded shutter; rubble voussoirs. Curved timber lintel to large cart opening on E return with voussoirs as before; blocked window opening to L at angle with later cross-range. Further window to E gable of cross-range with loading bay above; frames as before and the latter with contemporary stable doors.. Large C19 iron overshot waterwheel to N gable of cross-wing with small 2-light wooden mullioned window above; cambered head. Further, disturbed openings to S side.

Interior: 2-bay primary range with pegged, curved and chamfered collar to partly-collapsed truss. Some C19 milling machinery survives, though mostly collapsed. 2-bay later range with bolted collar truss. Still in situ (September 1995), a cast-iron corn grinder by Henry Bamford and Sons of Uttoxeter, dated 1891. Chamfered main beam and plain joists to partly-collapsed ceiling. Short, solid oak tread single-flight stair with plain rail and stick balusters, leading to mezzanine loft.

A mid C18 vernacular water mill retaining much of its character.

Reference: RCAHMW, Caernarvonshire, Vol.1,East, 130 (446).

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  • II Independent Chapel including walled graveyard attached to E
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  • II Henryd Farmhouse
    Set back slightly from the main village street behind rubble walls, immediately to the NE of Henryd Independent Chapel.
  • II Plas Celynin
    Located on a rise on the N side of the lane linking Henryd with Llanrwst Road, approximately 0.5km E of Henryd village.
  • II Llangelynin New Church
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    Above the Afon Gyffin, some 4km SW of Conwy and 2km NW of Henryd village.
  • II Plas Iolyn
    Located approximately 1.5km N of Henryd to the E of Henryd road; set back from the road in its own grounds.
  • I St Celynin's Old Church
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