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Former Farmhouse at Cefn-Creuan-Uchaf

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

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Latitude: 52.7667 / 52°45'59"N

Longitude: -3.7879 / 3°47'16"W

OS Eastings: 279468

OS Northings: 320282

OS Grid: SH794202

Mapcode National: GBR 64.YQD0

Mapcode Global: WH67N.SQFD

Entry Name: Former Farmhouse at Cefn-Creuan-Uchaf

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16038

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on a rise to the E of an unclassified road leading from Brithdir to Bryn-Coed-Ifor; at the end of a short farm track.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Locality: Bryn-Coed-Ifor

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Sub-Medieval house-and-byre; late C17 or earlier with later alterations. Now a byre and store.


One-and-a-half storeys; of rubble with part boulder foundations and oriented N-S against the slope of the hill. Old slate roof with squat end chimney with plain capping and weathercoursing. The main (entrance) side faces the present, early C20 house. Off-centre entrance to the house section with 2-pane window to R. 2 small rubble gabled dormers to upper floor with small 4-pane casements. The rear (farmyard-facing) elevation has an opposing entrance with boarded door and a small 2-pane light to the L. Narrow 2-pane catslide dormers to roof. The byre section is apparently contemporary and is continuously-roofed with the house; some corrugated iron and plastic roof repairs to rear pitch. Central stable entrance to farmyard side flanked by small part-glazed windows.


Opposing entrances testify to a former cross-passage plan, now altered and with C19 boarded partition screens. Fireplace and bressummer to former hall (to L). Stopped-chamfered ceiling beams; plain, later joists. Post-and-panel screens to first floor. The byre section is of three bays and is cruck-built. It is possible that an earlier building has been incorporated in the present structure, though it was not possible to examine the evidence during the inspection (February 1995.)

Reasons for Listing

An interesting house-and-byre retaining much of its historic character and perhaps with an earlier core.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II St Paul's Church
    Located 250m SE of the Afon Wnion and the A 494 in its own churchyard, at the end of a lane in the centre of Bryn-Coed-Ifor.
  • II* Lychgate at St Paul's Chruch
    Facing the lane on the SE side of the churchyard.
  • II Carleg
    Located 2km E of the Bont Newydd, on the roadside.
  • II Carleg
    Located 2km E of the Bont Newydd, on the roadside.
  • II Pont Helygog
    Spanning the Nant Helygog about 3km E of Brithdir on the old course of the Roman road from Dolgellau to Bala (now a trackway).
  • II Felin Newydd
    Situated approximately 1km SW of Rhydymain at the northern-most end of Bryn-Coed-Ifor, between the main road and the Afon Wnion; set into a steep slope.
  • II Helygog
    Located about 2Km E of Brithdir village N of the old Roman road from Dolgellau to Bala; accessed via a long farm track leading W from a lane leading N from the Roman road to the A 494.
  • II Former Farmhouse at Felin Newydd
    Located approximately 1km SW of Rhydymain at the northern-most edge of Bryn-Coed-Ifor, between the main road and the Afon Wnion; set into the slope immediately up-hill from the water mill.

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