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Lleuar-fawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Clynnog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0435 / 53°2'36"N

Longitude: -4.3056 / 4°18'19"W

OS Eastings: 245532

OS Northings: 352061

OS Grid: SH455520

Mapcode National: GBR 5G.DBL2

Mapcode Global: WH43S.TRXP

Entry Name: Lleuar-fawr

Listing Date: 29 April 1952

Last Amended: 15 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3681

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The farm is approximately 1.5km due W of Llanllyfni, off the minor road to Clynnog-fawr, and is approached by a long farm track. The site overlooks the valley of the Afon Llyfni.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Clynnog

Community: Clynnog

Locality: Llanllyfni

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

The present building lies to the S of the site of the original house, occupied in the beginning of the C17 by William Glynne, who died in 1609, and whose monument is in Clynnog church. In 1660 the house passed by marriage to the Parliamentarian commander Col George Twistleton, who rebuilt the property on the present site. This building was later destroyed by fire, but a stone doorcase with his coat of arms and dated 1675 survived to be incorporated into a new farmhouse, built by the Glynllifon Estate in the early-mid C19.

Exterior

The present house is built of local stone rubble, with slate roofs. Two storeys, 'L'-plan, with a porch on the main wing. Three varied large paned horned sash windows on each floor, 12-pane in the angle, 9-pane and 6-pane on the wing, and similar windows on the ground floor of the gable end. Axial and gable stacks. The doorcase is in the S face of a gabled porch at the end of the wing. It has cyma and hollow chamfer moulded jambs rising to a depressed Tudor arch formed in the lintel, and has fern leaves in the spandrels. A high label moulding frames an inscription in raised lettering reading .... NB / MMA YN HIR AMM.. / .. DDI DI AM FI HEB FOD. Above the label, a large coat of arms supported with scrolls, and parted per pale, Twistleton impaling Glynne, and at the fess point of the latter, a rose indicating difference. Below the date and initials G16 75T.

Reasons for Listing

The building is included as a well preserved estate house retaining a fine and well carved doorcase from its predecessor, set in the porch.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Eithinog-uchaf
    Situated in lowland pasture fields at the end of a farm track off the south-west side of Ffordd Clynnog (Clynnog Road).
  • II Former cottage at Eithinog-uchaf
    Situated between the farmhouse at Eithinog-uchaf and its farmyard to the north.
  • II Cowhouse/granary and pigsties at Eithinog-uchaf
    Located on the south side of the farmyard at Eithinog-uchaf; the farmyard sits to the north of the farmhouse on the track to Pant Eithinog, which itself lies just off Ffordd Clynnog.
  • II Cowhouse at Eithinog-uchaf
    Located on the east side of the farmyard at Eithinog-uchaf; the farmyard sits to the north of the farmhouse on the track to Pant Eithinog, which itself lies just off Ffordd Clynnog.
  • II Barn and stables at Eithinog-uchaf
    Located at an oblique angle on the north side of the farmyard at Eithinog-uchaf; the farmyard sits to the north of the farmhouse on the track to Pant Eithinog, which itself lies just off Ffordd Clynno
  • II Cowhouse to south of Cae-efa-lwyd-fawr
    Located immediately to the south of the farmhouse at Cae-efa-lwyd-fawr.
  • II Tan-y-Bryn
    Located at the end of a long farm track across pasture fields approximately 0.5km south-west of Penygroes.
  • II Disused Cottage immediately to north-east of Tan-y-Bryn
    Located on the other side of the yard/garden directly to the north-east of Tan-y-Bryn.

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