History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Careg Fawr (Arch)

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

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 52.782 / 52°46'55"N

Longitude: -3.8395 / 3°50'22"W

OS Eastings: 276029

OS Northings: 322078

OS Grid: SH760220

Mapcode National: GBR 62.XXG9

Mapcode Global: WH56H.ZBVL

Plus Code: 9C4RQ5J6+R6

Entry Name: Careg Fawr (Arch)

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16024

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Spanning an unclassified road leading S from Llanfachreth village towards the A 494; approximately 2km from Llanfachreth village.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Locality: Llanfachreth

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Find accommodation in


Monolithic vernacular arch built c.1820 by Sir Robert Williames Vaughan of Nannau, Bart. as an estate feature, apparently to relieve unemployment.


Large rubble-built arch with irregular, flat slate-stone lintel (apparently carried from Harlech). Sloped buttressing to all save the inner sides of the supporting piers with plain string courses in 3 tiers, returned around the sides. Rubble finial to NW side, its complementary one missing.

Reasons for Listing

An unusual and eccentric early C19 folly in a commanding position. One of a series of picturesque Nannau estate structures.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty'n-y-Llwyn
    Located on the roadside to the SW of a lane leading from Llanfachreth village to the Careg Fawr; about 750m from the village centre.
  • II Bryn Blew
    Situated on an elevated site some 750m SE of Llanfachreth village and about 200m NE of the Careg Fawr crossroads; accessed via a farm track.
  • II Barn at Cae'r March
    Immediately to the W of Cae'r March.
  • II* Cae'r March
    Situated in a marshy hollow approximately 1km SE of Llanfachreth village and 250m S of the Careg Fawr; accessed via a long, winding wooded track from an upper lane to the E.
  • II Gallt-y-Carw
    Located approximately 1km SE of Llanfachreth village, to the W of the Careg Fawr lane; accessed via a short track from the road.
  • II Adjoining Graveyard Walls to the NE of Bethel Chapel
    Located immediately opposite the Bethel chapel and former minister's house with its SE side facing the Afon y Llan. The graveyard adjoins to the NE.
  • II Former Stable Block at Bethel Chapel
    Located immediately opposite the Bethel chapel and former minister's house with its SE side facing the Afon y Llan. The graveyard adjoins to the NE.
  • II Bethel Chapel
    Located at the end of a short lane running SE towards the Afon y Llan opposite the church of St. Machreth; opposite an associated stable block and with the railed chapel graveyard immediately to the N

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.