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Byre at Cymer Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanelltyd, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.758 / 52°45'28"N

Longitude: -3.8956 / 3°53'44"W

OS Eastings: 272175

OS Northings: 319504

OS Grid: SH721195

Mapcode National: GBR 60.Z864

Mapcode Global: WH56H.4Y71

Plus Code: 9C4RQ453+5Q

Entry Name: Byre at Cymer Abbey

Listing Date: 20 July 1995

Last Amended: 20 July 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16165

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located immediately to the SE of Cymer Abbey ruins at the southern end of the farmyard and immediately S of the main barn.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanelltyd (Llanelltud)

Community: Llanelltyd

Locality: Cymer Abbey

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Later C17 3-bay byre with upper loft. Rubble construction with old, graded slate roof, partly repaired. Entrances to N, E and W sides with ventilation slit above the latter and a small, square opening above the former. Central gabled upper dormer entrance to N side with ruinous rubble stepped access advancing L-R; mid-late C17 ogee stopped-chamfered doorcase (R upright replaced).


Rough beamed ceiling to ground floor; original roof structure with pegged upper crucks with collars and overlapping purlins.

Reasons for Listing

A third quarter C17 byre with good upper cruck roof and retaining much of its historic character.

Group value with other listed items at Cymer Abbey.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Barn at Cymer Abbey
    Situated immediately to the E of Cymer Abbey ruins in a farmyard.
  • I Cymer Abbey
    Situated in the lap of the vale near the Afon Mawddach and on the opposite bank of the river to Llanelltyd village; accessed via a lane leading NE off the main road.
  • 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 Coach House and Stable Block at Tan Llan
    Located immediately NE of Tan Llan.
  • 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* Pont Llanelltyd
    Spanning the Afon Mawddach 1km SE of Llanelltyd; originally serving the old Dolgellau-Barmouth road and now a foot bridge.
  • 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.

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