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Y Refael

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanelltyd, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7511 / 52°45'4"N

Longitude: -3.9694 / 3°58'9"W

OS Eastings: 267174

OS Northings: 318875

OS Grid: SH671188

Mapcode National: GBR 5X.ZN8L

Mapcode Global: WH56N.033R

Plus Code: 9C4RQ22J+F6

Entry Name: Y Refael

Listing Date: 20 July 1995

Last Amended: 20 July 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16153

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Located on a slight rise in the village centre, immediately to the E of the Halfway House Hotel.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanelltyd (Llanelltud)

Community: Llanelltyd

Locality: Bontddu

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Late C17 vernacular house, originally of one storey, raised in the third-quarter C19 and extended eastwards to create a smithy.


Rubble construction partly built on a rough boulder plinth; under a continuous slate roof, the smithy section (to the R) with old slates. Large projecting end stack to the L serving the former hall. Central entrance to house section with C20 boarded door. Flanking 12-pane casements with smaller 8-pane casements under the eaves. Further squat end chimney to R of house section. The smithy section has large double garage doors and a C20 window. The rear is built partly into the rock. 2 modern flat-roofed dormers; modern window to the former smithy. Upper loading bay to R gable end.


This was not inspected during the survey (April 1995), though the hall is said to retain its beamed ceiling.

Reasons for Listing

A late C17 vernacular house with further special interest as a C19 and early C20 village smithy.

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  • II Former Dwelling immediately to S of Hendre Forion
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  • II Terrace Wall at Borthwnog Hall Hotel
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