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A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7597 / 52°45'35"N

Longitude: -4.7878 / 4°47'16"W

OS Eastings: 211983

OS Northings: 321659

OS Grid: SH119216

Mapcode National: GBR GPKD.MMT

Mapcode Global: WH33S.FWBP

Plus Code: 9C4QQ656+VV

Entry Name: Cristin

Listing Date: 20 February 1974

Last Amended: 26 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4389

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on E side of track just SE of Plas Bach and N of the schoolroom.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Aberdaron

Community: Aberdaron

Locality: Yr Enlli / Bardsey Island

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Pair of semi-detached farmhouses, now accommodation for Bird Observatory, built c1870-5 as part of the general rebuilding of the farms on the island for the 3rd Baron Newborough. There are 4 such pairs, the others being Hendy/Ty Nant, Ty Bach/Ty Nesaf, and Ty Pella/Rhedynog Goch.


Pair of semi-detached farmhouses, whitewashed rendered rubble stone, steep slate roofs, and 3 brick ridge stacks. One and a half storeys, 4-window SW front with crosswings projecting each end and lean-to porches in angles. Windows are small-paned with mullions and transoms, some altered. Outer gables have square 2-light window on the first floor and a large 3-light window below, porches have plain openings to front and ledged doors within, into crosswings. Centre has no first floor windows and two 2-light ground floor windows. End gables have similar square window above and 3-light below. Rear is rubble stone with 2 lean-to porches and 2 x 2-light centre windows.


Little-altered interiors with tiled and timber floors, 4-panel doors to front rooms, slate fireplace to parlour, stairs with turned balusters to rear.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a distinctive double farmyard, which is a good example of later C19 model farm housing, part of the remarkable group of rebuilt farms on the island.

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