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A Grade II Listed Building in Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth), Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7486 / 52°44'55"N

Longitude: -3.832 / 3°49'55"W

OS Eastings: 276439

OS Northings: 318353

OS Grid: SH764183

Mapcode National: GBR 62.ZZKH

Mapcode Global: WH67V.35HN

Plus Code: 9C4RP5X9+F5

Entry Name: Goedlan

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16009

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located off the road on a slight rise, approximately 70m SE of St. Mark's Church; at the end of a short drive.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Locality: Brithdir

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Former rectory built c.1898 in simple Arts and Crafts style to serve St. Marks church; doubtless by H. Wilson, architect of London and partner of J.D. Sedding. Wilson was also the designer of the church.


Of snecked rubble; chiefly of 2 storeys, under a slate roof with oversailing eaves. Asymmetrical front of three sections, consisting of a central bay with entrance and stair light, flanked by gabled cross-wings, that to the L advanced. The side walls of the gables taper inwardly (reflecting similar practice at St. Mark's church) and project slightly to form flush buttresses. Plain stone chimneys with simple capping, that to the R cross-wing a gable chimney. Wide 5- and 4-light windows to ground and first floors of L wing respectively, flush and with 6 panes per light; segmental arched heads. Tudor-arched entrance to R of central bay with 5-panelled door and flat-roofed porch canopy, supported on simple brackets. Small flanking 4-pane hall-lights and beyond, to the L, a 2-part casement, all with segmental heads. Large 3-light mullioned and transomed wooden stair window to first floor with simple light to the L and a tripartite horizontal window to the R, under the eaves. Beyond this to the R a small 9-pane oculus; further small 4-pane light to ground floor R. The rear elevation has a central verandah between the gabled cross wings, formed by the continuation of the main roof; this is supported on a wooden column with ionic capital and has exposed rafter ends and a moulded cornice. 5-part flat-roofed dormer above; 4-part segmental window to upper R gable, as before. Storeyed and canted bay to L gable with flat roof and moulded cornice; 3-part glazing to each bay face, roughcast between ground and first floor.

Adjoining to the L a small rubble-walled service court with decorative rubble crenellations. Small rubble and slate-roofed service building; boarded door to L (coal store), then an open bay to the R and, set back and stepped-down to R a Ty bach with boarded door.


Cloak-room off inner porch with contemporary scrolled coat hooks. Small, 30-pane tripartite bow window facing inner porch and lighting hall. Narrow well stair with grained newels and rail and broad, painted stick balusters. The upper posts are full-height and are joined at ceiling level by shallow segmental arches; egg-cup finials to lower newel posts and similar pendentives. Plain 5-panelled doors, picture rails and cornices to main rooms on both floors; plain contemporary brass door furniture. Simple Arts and Crafts lugged fireplace to sitting room (rear R) with 2-tier mantel-piece and green glazed tiles. Large segmental-arched recess leading to canted bay facing to rear. Oak fireplace to dining room with plain cartouche and part-fluted ionic columns supporting mantel shelf. Plain fitted cupboards to former kitchen (ground-floor L); a corkscrew back-stair leads from this.

Reasons for Listing

A stylishly restrained Arts and Crafts house associated with the important St. Mark's church.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • I Church of St Mark
    Located off the road on a slight rise, set within its walled churchyard.
  • II Ty Glas Farmhouse including attached Byre
    Located off the road at the end of a short farm track, approximately 160m NE of St. Mark's Church.
  • II* Braich-y-Ceunant
    Located at the end of an access lane running E from an unclassified road which runs SE off the B 4416; approximately 170mS of St. Mark's church.
  • II Brithdir Independent Chapel including Low Front Walls, Railings and Gates
    Situated on the SE side of the road just to the SW of Brithdir.
  • II* Plas Hen
    Located some 2km SW of Brithdir immediately to the E of a narrow lane linking the B 4416 with the A 470; raised above the lane and built into the bank of a hill. Also called 'Old Caerynwch'.
  • II Caerynwch
    Located in its own park 2km SE of Brithdir in a hollow facing the Afon Clywedog; at the end of a long drive running S from the Pont ar Ddibin.
  • II Tyddyn Garreg Farmhouse
    At the end of a farm track some 400m NE of the chapel at Tabor.
  • II Fronwian
    Located approximately 1km NE of St. Mark's church; at the end of a long farm track leading W off the B 4416.

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