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Curved forecourt Walls to Coed-y-Moch

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

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Latitude: 52.7577 / 52°45'27"N

Longitude: -3.8657 / 3°51'56"W

OS Eastings: 274192

OS Northings: 319424

OS Grid: SH741194

Mapcode National: GBR 61.Z9FX

Mapcode Global: WH56H.LYD7

Plus Code: 9C4RQ45M+3P

Entry Name: Curved forecourt Walls to Coed-y-Moch

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16048

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at the SW boundary of the community at a cross-roads between the Llanfachreth-Dolgellau lane and a further lane running E to join the A 494.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Locality: Nannau

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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1830s lodge built by Sir Robert Williames Vaughan of Nannau, Bart in Tudor style to serve the house; also known formerly as the Clock Lodge.


Rectangular gate lodge with off-centre arched entrance to L; rubble construction under a slate roof with central paired, off-set chimneys with weather-coursing and moulded capping. Of one-and-a-half storeys, with the lodge-keeper's accomodation tothe R of and above the carriageway. Tudor arches with dripstones and partial stringcourse above, returned around the L gable end. Above the arch a wide gable with a 3-light mullioned and transomed wooden window with returned label. Above this a niche containing an early C20 painted clock face showing the time 6 minutes to 5 (it was 6 minutes ride to Nannau from the lodge, so one was neverlate for tea!) Windows as before to ground floor R and gableends; windows as before to rear, one blocked. Entrance to R underarch, stepped-up and with modern door; window to R.

Sweeping out to L and R in front of the lodge, unusual contemporary curved rubble walls with surmounting multi-Tudor-arched arcades; continuous, joined labels and slatecoping. Later plain iron railings and rubble gate piers to carriage forecourt.

Reasons for Listing

An imposing Tudor style second-quarter C19 Nannau estate lodge in a striking location. One of a group of estate buildings with varied and unusually experimental designs for the period.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Coed-y-Moch Lodge
    Located at the SW boundary of the community at a cross-roads between the Llanfachreth-Dolgellau lane and a further lane running E to join the A 494.
  • II Decorative Gate including Railings and Gatepiers opposite Coed-y-Moch Lodge
    Located opposite the Coed-y-Moch lodge on the Llanfachreth -Dolgellau lane.
  • II Garth-Bleiddyn
    Situated 2.5 Km NE of Dolgellau at the eastern extremity of Llanelltyd community. Immediately to the S of a metalled lane leading from Llanelltyd bridge ultimately to Llanfachreth; accessed via a shor
  • II Barn at Garth Maelan
    Situated immediately behind and parallel to the house.
  • II Summerhouse at Garth Maelan
    Situated on a rocky knoll 200m West of the house.
  • II* Garth Maelan
    Sited 2km NE of the town and reached from the S by the road up Coed-y-Fronallt from opposite the livestock market towards Llanfachreth
  • II Arch at Maes-y-Bryner Isaf
    Located 1km SW of Nannau hall at the boundary of the Llanelltyd community with the Brithdir and Llanfachreth community. The archis on the Llanelltyd side of an unnamed stream and spans a metalled road
  • II Arch to the SW of the Howel-Sele Lodge
    Located 200m SW of Howel-Sele lodge at the foot of deer park hill at Nannau; immediately N of the keeper's lodge and walled kitchen garden.

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