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Ty-Cerig Blaenau

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

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Latitude: 52.7902 / 52°47'24"N

Longitude: -3.7733 / 3°46'23"W

OS Eastings: 280516

OS Northings: 322875

OS Grid: SH805228

Mapcode National: GBR 65.X7WW

Mapcode Global: WH67P.04G9

Plus Code: 9C4RQ6RG+3M

Entry Name: Ty-Cerig Blaenau

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16055

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located 1km N of Rhydymain overlooking the Afon Wnion on an elevated site; accessed via a long farm track leading NE from a lane joining the A 494 near Pont Rhyd-ddwl.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Locality: Rhydymain

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Sub-Medieval storied house, probably third-quarter C16 with later attached byre.


Rubble construction with slate roof and gable parapets, that to the W cement-coped; End chimneys with contemporary moulded capping and weather-coursing. Main (S) front with off-centre entrance (to L) with original chamfered, arched opening; pronounced rubble voussoirs and dripstone. Flanking windows to Land far R, the latter with modern glazing. The former has 4-pane sash glazing; similar, though smaller windows under the eaves, contained within late C19/early C20 shallow, segmental dormers. Blocked opposing entry to rear with flanking windows, one to hall (L) and 2 to R; all are original openings with stopped-chamfered timber lintels expressed externally to those at R. Modern glazing; derelict extension to R. Further, blocked original stair-light to E gable (within byre attic). The byre is stepped-down; construction as before. Entrance with small light to L to rear side.


Cross-passage with flanking hall and parlour; broachstops to good quality, widely-chamfered ceiling beams with standard stops to joists. The post-and-panel screen to the parlour apparently survives, though plastered and papered over. Broach-stopped lintel to blocked rear passage entrance. Large inglenook fireplace to Hall with wide, flat, broach-stopped bressummer; unusually large quoins to fireplace splays. Contemporary chamfered, arched entrance to former stone newel stair at L of fireplace.

Reasons for Listing

A large, Elizabethan storied farmhouse with high-quality detailing, retaining much original character.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Barn at Ty Mawr including attached Water-Wheel
    Situated opposite Ty Mawr and at right-angles with it.
  • II Ty Mawr
    Located about 1km NE of Rhydymain; accessed via a farm track from the A 494 Dolgellau Bala road; in its own farmyard.
  • II Barn to S of Hendre Fridd y Mynach
    Diagonally opposite Hendre Ffridd y Mynach and attached to it by a high rubble wall.
  • II Llwyn-y-Cynfal
    Located approximately 600m NE of Rhydymain on the slope of the hill above the Afon Wnion; accessed via a track leading from a lane running NE from the A 494 near the Pont Rhyd-ddwl.
  • II Blaenau
    Located about 2km NW of Rhydymain at the end of a long lanel eading NW form the A 494 near the Pont Rhyd-ddwl.

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