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Dower House at Llwyndu

A Grade II* Listed Building in Barmouth (Bermo), Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7463 / 52°44'46"N

Longitude: -4.0754 / 4°4'31"W

OS Eastings: 260006

OS Northings: 318535

OS Grid: SH600185

Mapcode National: GBR 8S.016V

Mapcode Global: WH56L.C7LH

Entry Name: Dower House at Llwyndu

Listing Date: 27 November 1986

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5229

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Immediately to the W of the main house and at right-angles with it.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Barmouth (Bermo)

Community: Barmouth

Locality: Llanaber

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Late C16/early C17 dwelling; this may have served as a formof dower house, or alternatively as a steward's house.

Exterior

2-storey rubble cottage with undulating slate roof andstone-coped, kneelered gable parapets; boulder foundations. Tall endstack to S gable with weather coursing and contemporary capping.Off-centre (L) doorway to E side to which one now steps down; smallsquare light below the eaves to the R. 2 projecting stones to the Sgable support the lintel of the fireplace internally and are thuscantelevered. Lean-to addition to N gable end, probably C19;overhanging eaves to rear (W). 2 square window openings and a lean-toprivy.

Interior

3-bay, formerly storeyed; pegged collar trusses with ridge beam and purlins. Large rubble chimneybreast and broad fireplace with C19 brick-lined bread oven.

Reasons for Listing

Included at grade II* as a scarce, largely unaltered example of a small-scale sub-medieval dower/steward's house.

Group value with other listed items at Llwyndu.

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