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Felin Newydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth), Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7753 / 52°46'31"N

Longitude: -3.7848 / 3°47'5"W

OS Eastings: 279700

OS Northings: 321237

OS Grid: SH797212

Mapcode National: GBR 64.YC3F

Mapcode Global: WH67N.THXR

Plus Code: 9C4RQ6G8+43

Entry Name: Felin Newydd

Listing Date: 26 November 1993

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5256

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Situated approximately 1km SW of Rhydymain at the northern-most end of Bryn-Coed-Ifor, between the main road and the Afon Wnion; set into a steep slope.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Locality: Bryn-Coed-Ifor

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Tagged with: Gristmill

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C.1830 water-driven corn mill, part of an earlier farm complex. Surviving order books from the third quarter C19 show that it was then known as New Mills, Dolgelley.


2-storey structure of roughly coursed local rubble with slate roof and timber-framed hopper windows (3-pane over 2-pane). Tudor-style drip-moulds and chamfered lintels to main openings, especially on the front gable end where those to the ground floor are continuous. Central boarded door to this with blocked flanking windows and further window to first-floor centre. Round-headed window to gable apex, also blocked. The symmetry of the main gabled front is continued to the 3 window side elevations. These have central hipped-roofed single-storey porches. Lower cross-range to the L side in front of the porch with boarded gable. To the far L a ramp with low rubble parapet walls lead to a contemporary upper stable door with pegged doorcase. The downhill gable end retains the iron frame of a backshot water wheel (formerly with wooden paddles); slate pathacross pit.


This mill is especially interesting for the completeness of its internal machinary. 2 pairs of stones with timber hoppers to the stone floor; these flank the vertical shaft with wooden toothed crown wheel, off which lead lay shafts carryingsecondary drives and belt pulleys including that operating the sack-hoist. Another pulley drives a third nut which operated an oatmeal shaker. 1-bay to front is partitioned off as an office by a boarded screen with small-pane window. Original roof trusses with diagonal struts and central timber stairs.

Various C19 and early C20 ledgers and account-books survive in an upstairs cupboard.

Reasons for Listing

An exceptionally complete earlier C19 corn mill.

Group value with the former farmhouse at Felin Newydd.

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  • II Former Farmhouse at Felin Newydd
    Located approximately 1km SW of Rhydymain at the northern-most edge of Bryn-Coed-Ifor, between the main road and the Afon Wnion; set into the slope immediately up-hill from the water mill.
  • II* Lychgate at St Paul's Chruch
    Facing the lane on the SE side of the churchyard.
  • II St Paul's Church
    Located 250m SE of the Afon Wnion and the A 494 in its own churchyard, at the end of a lane in the centre of Bryn-Coed-Ifor.
  • II Former Farmhouse at Cefn-Creuan-Uchaf
    Situated on a rise to the E of an unclassified road leading from Brithdir to Bryn-Coed-Ifor; at the end of a short farm track.
  • II Carleg
    Located 2km E of the Bont Newydd, on the roadside.
  • II Carleg
    Located 2km E of the Bont Newydd, on the roadside.
  • II Llwyn-y-Cynfal
    Located approximately 600m NE of Rhydymain on the slope of the hill above the Afon Wnion; accessed via a track leading from a lane running NE from the A 494 near the Pont Rhyd-ddwl.
  • II Blaenau
    Located about 2km NW of Rhydymain at the end of a long lanel eading NW form the A 494 near the Pont Rhyd-ddwl.

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