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Hywel Dda Hotel

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8004 / 52°48'1"N

Longitude: -3.7409 / 3°44'27"W

OS Eastings: 282726

OS Northings: 323963

OS Grid: SH827239

Mapcode National: GBR 66.WPR9

Mapcode Global: WH67H.HVTZ

Entry Name: Hywel Dda Hotel

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16044

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Prominently located on the roadside, NE of Rhydymain.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Locality: Hywel Dda

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Dated 1789; L-shaped inn built by Robert Hywel Vaughan (later the first baronet) of Nannau. Called the Hywel Dda inn already in the Justices Alehouse Register of Meirioneth, 1817-26. In 1820 the landlord is recorded as being one William Jones.

Exterior

2-and-a-half storeys; constructed of large rubble blocks with a slate roof. Road-facing range with end chimneys with plaincapping and weather-coursing; plain eaves cornice. 3-bay symmetrical front: large original 12-pane recessed sash window to the ground-floor central bay and smaller 12-pane sashes (C19) to flanking bays and first floor windows. Central open pediment to upper floor with small modern window within. Flanking rubble gabled dormers with modern windows breaking the eaves; slated bargeboards. Contemporary recessed slate plaque between ground and first floors of central bay inscribed: 'built by R.H.V.Esq. 1789.' Further (modern) inscribed slate plaque above ground-floor window to R, dated 1969. End chimney as before to storeyed rear wing; this with modern fenestration. Storeyed modern lean-to to SW gable end with further modern extensions to the rear and to the NE.

Reasons for Listing

Included notwithstanding modern additions as an C18 dated, purpose-built inn.

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