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

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Latitude: 52.7773 / 52°46'38"N

Longitude: -3.8421 / 3°50'31"W

OS Eastings: 275840

OS Northings: 321558

OS Grid: SH758215

Mapcode National: GBR 62.Y360

Mapcode Global: WH56H.YGL6

Plus Code: 9C4RQ5G5+W5

Entry Name: Gallt-y-Carw

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16028

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located approximately 1km SE of Llanfachreth village, to the W of the Careg Fawr lane; accessed via a short track from the road.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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A late C17 farmhouse altered and extended c.1830 by Sir Robert Williames Vaughan of Nannau, Bart., as part of his campaign of estate improvements.


T-shaped, the primary, house range oriented E-W, to which a C19 stables/cart house adjoins to the W. Of whitened rubble with old slate roofs, heavily grouted and with gentle undulation; the house roof is half-hipped to the R and that to the adjoining range is hipped to the L. 2 C19 off-set chimneys on square bases and with moulded cornices. Central entrance to N side with modern door. Modern window to L and further modern windows to 2 hipped dormers above, the windows to which break the eaves. An arcaded hay barn formerly occupied the end bay towards the E gable. Its arched openings, 3 to the gable and single to the sides, are now enclosed, and the central and side ones glazed. Above, a former seed loft with similar arched window to the gable; all have plain labels. To the rear, a long 8-pane stair light, its top contained within a hipped dormer. Extruded corner to R (at junction with barn range) in the form of a Ty bach.

The barn range has an unglazed upper window to the N gable and 5 entrances to the long W side. Of these the first, second and fourth have modern boarded doors and the third is blocked; unglazed window above the second. To the far R modern garage doors with corrugated plastic glazing above. Entrance to E side with modern door.


Heavy chamfered beamed ceiling and fireplace with bressummer to ground-floor L room (former hall).

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a C17 farmhouse with unusual earlier C19 hay barn and seed loft alterations for the Nannau estate.

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  • II Gelli
    Located about 1km SE of Llanfachreth immediately to the E of the Llanfachreth-Dolgellau; set back slightly in a garden.
  • 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 Careg Fawr (Arch)
    Spanning an unclassified road leading S from Llanfachreth village towards the A 494; approximately 2km from Llanfachreth village.
  • 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 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 Pont Felin-y-Llan
    Road bridge spanning the Afon-y-Llan 500m SW of Llanfachreth on the Nannau lane.
  • 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.

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