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Former Farmhouse at Sylfaen

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7468 / 52°44'48"N

Longitude: -4.0279 / 4°1'40"W

OS Eastings: 263214

OS Northings: 318504

OS Grid: SH632185

Mapcode National: GBR 8V.00WH

Mapcode Global: WH56M.3772

Entry Name: Former Farmhouse at Sylfaen

Listing Date: 31 January 1995

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15508

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on a hillside sloping down towards the mouth of the Afon Dwynant. Approximately 4km NE of Barmouth, approached from a mountain road which continues from Panorama road and terminates at Sylfae

County: Gwynedd

Community: Barmouth (Bermo)

Community: Barmouth

Locality: Llwyn Onn

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Exterior

Late C17 or early C18 rubble farmhouse of one-and-a-half storeys;rubble kneelered gable parapets and end chimneys with plain cappingand weather coursing; renewed slate roof. Symmetrical front withcentral recessed entrance; boarded door. Small flanking 2-light windows, 4-pane to L, unglazed to the R; wooden mullions. 3 gabled dormers above, coped and kneelered, and breaking eaves. Unglazed window openings. Single-storey early C19 gabled wing to rear forming an L with the main range; end chimney as before. Deeply-recessed boarded door to NE side with early C19 sash to the R; 8 panes above 2 (later) panes to lower section. Projecting stone lintel. Similar window to NW gable.

A modern timber and corrugated iron lean-to abuts the rear of the main block.

Interior

Stopped-chamfered beams to ground floor ceilings; enclosed C19 stair. Large inglenook to L room (former parlour) with stopped- chamfered inglebeam and later bread oven reducing its width. Lath and plaster timber-framed partition walls to upper floor; contemporary pegged collar truss roof. The rear of the hall (ground floor R) has 2 large openings knocked through (early C19), leading to a beamed service bay/storage area.

Reasons for Listing

A good vernacular farmhouse retaining much of its character and detail.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Stables/Cartshed at Llwyn Bach
    Immediately to the NE of the cottage and at right-angles with it, closing the E side of a small grassed yard.
  • II Llwyn Onn Bach Farmhouse
    Situated on a hillside sloping down towards the mouth of the Afon Dwynant. Approximately 3km NE of Barmouth, approached from a mountain road which continues from Panorama road; Llwyn Onn Bach is situa
  • II Llwyn Onn Isaf Farmhouse
    Situated on a hillside sloping down towards the mouth of the Afon Dwynant. Approximately 3km NE of Barmouth, approached from a mountain road which continues from Panorama road; Llwyn Onn Isaf is reac
  • II Barn at Llwyn Onn Bach
    Situated on a hillside sloping down towards the mouth of the Afon Dwynant. Approximately 3km NE of Barmouth, approached from a mountain road which continues from Panorama road; Llwyn Onn Bach is situa
  • II Corn Drying House at Felin Sylfaen
    Situated immediately behind Felin Sylfaen, on a bend where the narrow metalled lane from Cutiau to Caerdeon crosses the Afon Dwynant.
  • II Former Methodist Chapel and graveyard walls with attached former Minister's Cottage
    At the end of a steep and narrow lane leading off to the NE of Pont Glandwr, off the main road; on a raised rubble terrace forming a walled graveyard with stone-stepped access from the S, and sited ag
  • II Lodge at Glandwr
    Prominently located on the SE side of the main road, 150m to the E of Pont Glandwr.
  • II Former Cowhouse and hay-barn at Glandwr
    In the lower yard at Glandwr, at the N end of the yard.

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