History in Structure

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


A Grade II Listed Building in Llanelltyd, 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: 52.758 / 52°45'28"N

Longitude: -3.9019 / 3°54'6"W

OS Eastings: 271752

OS Northings: 319520

OS Grid: SH717195

Mapcode National: GBR 60.Z6ND

Mapcode Global: WH56H.1Y70

Plus Code: 9C4RQ35X+67

Entry Name: Tynllan

Listing Date: 20 July 1995

Last Amended: 20 July 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16145

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located immediately to the S of St. Illtyd's parish church andabutting its churchyard revetment wall; accessed via tracks to therear of the church, leading from the A 470.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanelltyd (Llanelltud)

Community: Llanelltyd

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Find accommodation in


Bryn was a 3-bay open cruck hall, mid C16 or earlier, which was enlarged to form a T-plan in the earlier C18; subsequently altered and extended to a cross plan, the house nowforms 2 independent domestic units. Known formerly as 'yr hen dafarn', the house was used as an inn certainly in the C19 and probably earlier.


Single-storey primary range (N-S) with one and a half storey E-W cross-range; rubble construction, rough-cast to all W faces. Slate roofs, that to the primary block steeply pitched; end chimneys with plain capping and weathercoursing. Tynllan, forming the E-facing section has a modern part-glazed door to the early range with a C19 4-pane casement to the L and a further, blocked window beyond. 9-pane fixed window to the ground floor of the E-W range with hipped dormer above containing a 4-pane casement. Adjoining the E gable, stepped-down and set-back, a later rubble gabled outhouse with slate roof. Boarded door to R with small plain-glazed window to L. Bryn, facing predominantly W, has two 6-pane casement windows to the ground floor of the cross-wing gable with two 4-pane casements above. Boarded door to the L of the primary range with a further, near-central entrance beyond with run-off-stopped pine doorcase; flanking windows, 4-pane to the L and 6-pane to the R. Catslide dormer with 4-pane sash to recessed addition to L; 6-pane fixed window beneath.


The primary range of Bryn has its 2 cruck pairs visible with smoke-blackening apparent; pegged collars and purlins. Beneath the southern-most bay of this, in a rubble basement on the down-hill side, a fine probably mid-or third-quarter C16 ceiling with central cross beams and well-scantled joists, all with widechamfers and broach stops. Boarded door and blocked window to R;formerly stepped access from above.

Reasons for Listing

An early vernacular building with interesting historical associations.

Group value with St. Illtyd's church and churchyard walls.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bryn
    Located immediately to the S of St. Illtyd's parish church andabutting its churchyard revetment wall; accessed via tracks to therear of the church, leading from the A 470.
  • II* Parish Church of St Illtyd including churchyard walls and gatepiers
    Set back slightly from the main road on a slight rise; set within its own circular, walled churchyard.
  • II The Toll House
    Situated prominently at the junction between the A 470 and the old road to Dolgellau via Llanelltyd bridge.
  • II Tan Llan
    Situated at the eastern extremity of Llanelltyd village some 50mSE of the main road; sited against the gentle slope of the hill and accessed via a metalled drive leading E from the church lane.
  • II Coach House and Stable Block at Tan Llan
    Located immediately NE of Tan Llan.
  • II Awelon
    Set back slightly at the junction of the A 496 and the A 470 onthe N side of the old Barmouth road; raised up on a rubble-walled terrace reached by slate steps.
  • II* Pont Llanelltyd
    Spanning the Afon Mawddach 1km SE of Llanelltyd; originally serving the old Dolgellau-Barmouth road and now a foot bridge.
  • II The Old Post Office
    Located on the main Llanelltyd village lane (the former Barmouth road) immediately to the N of the new A496 replacement road.

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.