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Hafod y Bryn

A Grade II Listed Building in Criccieth, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9212 / 52°55'16"N

Longitude: -4.2318 / 4°13'54"W

OS Eastings: 250050

OS Northings: 338307

OS Grid: SH500383

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.N4HD

Mapcode Global: WH44D.ZT0X

Plus Code: 9C4QWQC9+F7

Entry Name: Hafod y Bryn

Listing Date: 12 December 1994

Last Amended: 12 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15359

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Diagonally opposite the Church of Saint Catherine, where the lane turns to the E.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Criccieth (Cricieth)

Community: Criccieth

Built-Up Area: Criccieth

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built c1920-30, in the Arts and Crafts style.


White roughcast render with rough slate roof with end wall and axial stacks. 2 storeys, 3-window range facing S, with entrance in side. Central gambrel gable, and the main roofline swept down low over the ground floor to either side, carried on bold angle brackets over a verandah which runs the length of the house, but which is enclosed as part of the left hand room, and has wooden rails elsewhere. Its roofline continues across the central gable. Gable has arched recess with voussoirs containing tripartite window, with French door in centre, leading to balcony with wooden balustrade. Hipped roof to 3-light dormer window in roof to the right, and a similar dormer with a flat roof to the left. Shallow canted bay window in the centre of the ground floor, opening on to the verandah. Rear elevation also has central gable, with first floor oriel window, and round-arched doorway. Main roofline against swept down low over ground floor to either side. Side elevation facing lane has doorway to left, and 3-light windows with segmentally arched transom to either side of a long 4-light casement window.

Reasons for Listing

Group value with the Church of Saint Catherine.

An inventive design for a small early C20 house, which takes the Arts and Crafts principals of the use of vernacular materials and detail and of expressive planning, to create an architectural style particularly apt for the seaside, in a design dominated by the alternately open and enclosed verandah, and the first floor balcony.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Church of St Catherine
    On the NE side of the town, where the lane turns to the E.
  • II Rectory
    In grounds set back from the NE side of the open green of Y Maes, close to Holywell Terrace.
  • II Bryn Henllan
    Set back from the road in gardens, east of the Church of Saint Catherine.
  • II Memorial Hall
    Set back from the main road and prominently sited on the E side of Y Maes.
  • II Church of Saint Deiniol
    Set back from the main A497 road in a disused churchyard towards the centre of the town at Y Maes, and close to the junction with Lon Ednyfed.
  • II Nant y Felin
    Set back from the road immediately E of the Church of Saint Deiniol.
  • II Bryn Hir
    In wooded grounds on the N side of the town, close to Lon Ednyfed.
  • II Penpaled
    Immediately SE of Capel Seion.

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