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Nant-y-Gwyrddail Bach

A Grade II Listed Building in Dolgellau, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7096 / 52°42'34"N

Longitude: -3.9693 / 3°58'9"W

OS Eastings: 267054

OS Northings: 314252

OS Grid: SH670142

Mapcode National: GBR 8X.29BV

Mapcode Global: WH56V.0543

Plus Code: 9C4RP25J+R7

Entry Name: Nant-y-Gwyrddail Bach

Listing Date: 1 February 1995

Last Amended: 1 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15612

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located in a field against the side of a hill off the Fford Ddu, approximately 200m SW of Nant-y-gwyrddail farm; accessed via a path from the rear of the farm.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Arthog

Community: Arthog

Locality: Nant-y-Gwyrddail

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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A sub-Medieval house and byre, probably late C16. Single-storey,rubble-built partly on boulder foundations; Continuous slate roofs and crude rubble gable parapets.

The House (to the L) has an entrance to R of centre on main SE side with stable doors. Square contemporary window opening to L with boarded internal shutter. To the rear, a large projecting lateral chimney, reduced to wall-plate level. Slit window to upper NW gable.

The byre section (to the R) has a central entrance with flanking slit-lights and projecting stone cills; blocked loading bay to NEgable end.


Interior: 2-bay with heavy pegged truss (originally of queen-strut type- these now missing. Large, rough chamfered transverse beam, with long groove on the underside, originally relating to a partition which divided the space into an unheated parlour to R and a hall to L; the latter has a large, blocked fireplace to the rear wall with huge chamfered inglebeam. Stopped-chamfered ceiling beams, further supported at the gable-ends on trannsverse beams, that to the L with crude supporting corbel stone. Replaced (probably C19) purlins and rafters to roof.

Interior: Rubble dividing wall between domestic end and byre (unusually sited up-hill). 3-bay cruck roof with pegged cruck-spurs. Originally ceiled over to include hay-loft, the R-hand tie beam survives, chamfered and with evidence of former floor joists; that to the L has been cut off at the ends.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an early upland house-and-byre range of considerable interest with uncustomary down-hill siting to the domestic section.

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  • II Nant-y-Gwyrddail Farmhouse
    Located prominently on the slope of a hill in the upland area 3KmE of Arthog village and 200m NW of the Fford Ddu; reached via a farm track leading NW from the road.
  • II Stable Block at Nant-y-Gwyrddail
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  • II Cefn-Hir-Uchaf
    Located in the up-land area approximately 1km E of Arthog; immediately to the E of an unclassified mountain road leading E from Arthog Terrace to the Cragennen lakes.
  • II* Former Farmhouse at Cefn-yr-Own-Uchaf
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