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Mynydd Ednyfed Fawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Criccieth (Cricieth), Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9293 / 52°55'45"N

Longitude: -4.2284 / 4°13'42"W

OS Eastings: 250309

OS Northings: 339206

OS Grid: SH503392

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.MKBG

Mapcode Global: WH55K.0MRN

Plus Code: 9C4QWQHC+PJ

Entry Name: Mynydd Ednyfed Fawr

Listing Date: 12 December 1994

Last Amended: 12 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15361

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Towards the top of the lane approx. 1.5km out of Criccieth, below the golf club house.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Criccieth (Cricieth)

Community: Criccieth

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Dated 1795, and built by the Rev. W. Evans, Rector of Criccieth, as a new house for a pre-existing farm. The house was the home of the family of Margaret Owen when she married David Lloyd George in 1888.


3 storey, 3 window main range, with lower rear wing. Render over rubble which is roughly courses where it is exposed in the rear wall; slate roof with end wall stacks. Central doorway in added porch, the door partly glazed and with lozenge overlight. 12-pane sash windows flanking the entrance and to first floor; narrower 9-pane sashes in attic storey. Date stone to centre above first floor window with initials M.W over O and inscription (‘Built by the Rev. Wm Evans A.D.1796. Heb Dduw Heb Ddim Dduw Digon’). Lower rear wing with doorway towards angle with main range, and paired 4-pane sash windows to ground floor, with 2x2-light casements below eaves, and high end wall stack.


Central stair hall, with turned baluster stair rising through 2 storeys. On either side of the stair hall, the space was originally divided between a large principal room and a smaller parlour or service room, placed alternatively. Large fireplace in single room of rear wing, with recess alongside it which may originally have been for a ladder or staircase.

Reasons for Listing

A fine example of a late C18 vernacular farm-house.

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