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Tan Llan

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanelltyd, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7585 / 52°45'30"N

Longitude: -3.9003 / 3°54'0"W

OS Eastings: 271861

OS Northings: 319574

OS Grid: SH718195

Mapcode National: GBR 60.Z71K

Mapcode Global: WH56H.2X0M

Plus Code: 9C4RQ35X+CV

Entry Name: Tan Llan

Listing Date: 20 July 1995

Last Amended: 20 July 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16146

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 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.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanelltyd (Llanelltud)

Community: Llanelltyd

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Second-quarter C18 house said formerly to have been dated 1728. Long a dower house of the Nannau estate, it was altered and extended in the third-quarter C19.


L-shaped two-and-a-half-storey primary house with one-and-a-half-storey service range adjoining to the NE. Rubble construction with overlapping stone coping to gable parapets with moulded kneelers; tall end chimneys with moulded capping andweather-coursing. 3-window symmetrical main (SE) front with Victorian fenestration. Central entrance with part-glazed door behind large C20 conservatory; flanking storied, canted baywindows with plain sashes. Similar, smaller sash windows to thefirst-floor centre and the second floor, the latter contained within gabled rubble dormers; deep verges and plain bargeboards. C19 single-storey extensions to the rear with modern windows and amodern upper door with bridge access to the banked garden behind. The connecting service range is set back and has 3 gabled dormersas before with large 6-pane Victorian sashes. Below, further 6-pane windows of differing size and an off-centre entrance (to L)with French doors; plain off-centre stack (to R). Modern extension to the NE.


Fine full-height original oak dog-leg stair with moulded rail and turned balusters, with similar gallery at the top; decorative tread-ends. The lower flight has lost its balusters. Four C18 6-panel doors (raised and fielded) withsimply moulded architraves to first floor; 4 similar doors of painted pine to the attic floor. Ground-floor living room (L) has fireplace made up of sections of small-field C18 oak panelling (raised and fielded as before).

Reasons for Listing

A large earlier C18 vernacular house with Victorian alterations, retaining some good C18 internal detail.

Group value with the coach house and stable block at Tan Llan.

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  • II Coach House and Stable Block at Tan Llan
    Located immediately NE of Tan Llan.
  • 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 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 Tynllan
    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 Former Domestic Range to the S of Ty Fanner
    Located immediately to the S of Ty Fanner, SW of the ruins of Cymer Abbey church.
  • II* Ty Fanner
    Located immediately to the W of Cymer Abbey ruins; accessed via a lane running NE from the main road.
  • II The Toll House
    Situated prominently at the junction between the A 470 and the old road to Dolgellau via Llanelltyd bridge.
  • II* Pont Llanelltyd
    Spanning the Afon Mawddach 1km SE of Llanelltyd; originally serving the old Dolgellau-Barmouth road and now a foot bridge.

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