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Old Board School at Llawrybettws

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandderfel, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9711 / 52°58'15"N

Longitude: -3.454 / 3°27'14"W

OS Eastings: 302455

OS Northings: 342513

OS Grid: SJ024425

Mapcode National: GBR 6L.JTQF

Mapcode Global: WH66V.XLF5

Plus Code: 9C4RXGCW+CC

Entry Name: Old Board School at Llawrybettws

Listing Date: 20 October 1966

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4664

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In the centre of the small village group, on the E side of the lane.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bala

Community: Llandderfel

Community: Llandderfel

Locality: Glan-yr-Afon

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Early C19 school hall, formerly the Old Board School of Llawrybettws.


Tall, single-storeyed rectangular former school hall. Of local rubble construction (originally rendered) with old slate roof and tiled ridge; plain bargeboards and projecting verges to the R gable; modern wire netting. The building has 3 segmentally-arched windows to each side, with projecting sills and rough-dressed voussoirs; these have labels made of narrow stones in the local vernacular fashion. The R gable end has a shallow projecting chimney with reduced stack; segmentally-arched, deeply-recessed entrance to the L; single arched window to the L gable, as before. All openings were boarded up at the time of survey.


The interior was not inspected at the time of survey, though is recorded as having a King Post and tie beam roof.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as an early C19 former village school.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Llawrybettws Chapel
    Set back slightly on the corner of the lane behind a partly-railed forecourt with curved rubble revettment walls following the road to the L and R.
  • II Church of Saint James the Great
    On the SE side of the A494 on the east side of Glan-yr-afon; set within its own walled churchyard.
  • II Barn at Ty Mawr
    Built alongside the road at Ty Mawr, which is on the A494 between Druid and Four Crosses.
  • II Ty Mawr
    On the SE side of the A494, between Druid and Four Crosses.
  • II Cymro Gate
    Located at the north-eastern boundary of the community and prominently-sited on the roadside.
  • II The Druids
    At the junction of the A5 with the Bala Road.

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