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Porth Mynach

A Grade II Listed Building in Barmouth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7304 / 52°43'49"N

Longitude: -4.0628 / 4°3'46"W

OS Eastings: 260804

OS Northings: 316748

OS Grid: SH608167

Mapcode National: GBR 8S.1492

Mapcode Global: WH56L.KMKN

Entry Name: Porth Mynach

Listing Date: 31 January 1995

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15499

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the SW side of the main road, behind a low rubble wall.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Barmouth (Bermo)

Community: Barmouth

Locality: Hendremynach

Built-Up Area: Barmouth

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

The former coach-house to Plas Mynach; 1880s by John Douglas,architect of Chester, for W H Jones.

Exterior

Snecked rubble facings withwhitened limestone dressings and slate roofs with tiled ridges. Of 3sections: a square 2-and-a-half storey stepped-gabled tower; anadjoining single-storey plus attic range, and a single-storey range atright-angles to the rear. These formed the coachman's accommodation,the coach-house and stables respectively. 2-light mullioned windows tothe ground and first floors of the tower block, with, on the NE(road)-facing side, a further, smaller 2-light window in the gable; continuous hoodmould to SE side on first floor, and a stepped buttress at the SE corner. The tower is surmounted by an ogee leaded cupola with iron weathervane. Plain rectangular stack to NE side. The lower range has 2 modern windows to ground floor with a gabled dormer above, breaking the eaves and with plain bargeboards. 4-pane casement window. The NW end has a part-stepped gable parapet. To the rear, 2 large depressed-arched openings (now with modern multi-pane glazing) with a 3-light mullioned window to the L. Modern French window with decorative iron balcony to first floor. The former stables are much altered with half-rendered walls and modern windows.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as part of John Douglas' Plas Mynach complex.

Group value with Plas Mynach Lodge.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Plas Mynach Lodge
    Set back slightly from the main road behind a rubble wall splayed inwards to R and terminating in a dressed stone gatepier with conical capping.
  • II* Plas Mynach
    Situated on raised ground 1.5 km to the NW of Barmouth Railway Station and lying between the railway line and the main road. Approached from the N by a private road along an embanked and revetted driv
  • II Church Hall
    Set back slightly from the lane on a raised plateau behind a part walled and railed garden.
  • II* St John's Church
    Prominently located on an elevated site against the steep, rocky slope of the hill, at the end of St. John's Hill.
  • II St Anne House
    Raised up on a terrace and set back to the N of the street; reached via a long flight of steps.
  • II Barmouth South Signal Box
    Adjoining the level crossing at the south end of Beach Road and close to the SE end of Barmouth Station platform (down) on the Aberystwyth to Pwllheli line.
  • II Tanyrallt
    Set against the hill side to the E of an unnamed lane which winds behind and above Water Street. Behind rubble garden walls with central wrought iron gate and plain flanking piers.
  • II Tanyrallt Cottage
    On the corner of the lane where Water St. meets Cambrian St.

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