History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.


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

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 52.7756 / 52°46'32"N

Longitude: -3.8403 / 3°50'24"W

OS Eastings: 275958

OS Northings: 321372

OS Grid: SH759213

Mapcode National: GBR 62.Y9LN

Mapcode Global: WH56H.ZHGG

Plus Code: 9C4RQ5G5+7V

Entry Name: Gelli

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16058

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located about 1km SE of Llanfachreth immediately to the E of the Llanfachreth-Dolgellau; set back slightly in a garden.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Locality: Tan-y-Foel

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Find accommodation in


Dated 1814; small octagonal lodge built in folly-Gothic style by Sir Robert Williames Vaughan of Nannau, Bart., as anestate cottage. One of a series of early C19 Nannau estate buildings of varied and picturesque designs.


Rubble construction with old slate roof and exposed purlin ends to verges; Off-set square central stack with weather-coursing. The roof is of pitched type, despite the octagonal plan of the lodge, thereby giving the effect of shaved gable ends to the front and rear. Porch to S side with slate roof and weather-coursing at junction with main block; modern glazed entrance to W. Glazed doors to S and above, a stone lintel inscribed RW V AM 1814 (Robert Williames and Anna Maria Vaughan); blind oculus above. Balancing projection to the N with a tripartite 12-pane window with central opening casement and projecting stone cill; above, a blind oculus. Furthersingle-storey projection to front (W) with hipped roof, shaped segmentally over tall French windows (modern) with C19 intersecting glazing to top with coloured leaded panes. Weather-coursing as before and above, a square window with returned label; modern glazing. Similar windows to rear and SEand NE angled sides to ground-floor. Blind decorative slits to NWand SW (front-facing) angled sides, the latter a cross-loop.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an unusual early C19 estate lodge of interesting design.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gallt-y-Carw
    Located approximately 1km SE of Llanfachreth village, to the W of the Careg Fawr lane; accessed via a short track from the road.
  • 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 Tan-y-Foel
    Located approximately 1.5km SE of Llanfachreth village on a commanding site. Accessed via a farm track running W off a lane leading from Llanfachreth, ultimately to Pont Newydd.
  • II* Ty Cerrig
    Situated on a slight rise approximately 1km N of Pont Newydd; accessed via a farm track leading from a lane which runs indirectly from Llanfachreth to Pont Newydd.

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.