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A Grade II Listed Building in Mawddwy, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.6972 / 52°41'50"N

Longitude: -3.6839 / 3°41'1"W

OS Eastings: 286303

OS Northings: 312392

OS Grid: SH863123

Mapcode National: GBR 99.31NK

Mapcode Global: WH683.DG0L

Plus Code: 9C4RM8W8+VF

Entry Name: Gorphwysfa

Listing Date: 25 July 1995

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16271

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The two Gorphywysfa cottages stand immediately E of, and face the churchyard, set crosswise to the main street of the village.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Mawddwy

Community: Mawddwy

Locality: Mallwyd

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Nos 1 and 2 Gorphwysfa were originally one property, probably built in the C17 and at one time an inn in the village street. They were subdivided in the C18 into 3 cottages and are now remodelled as two. No 2, which occupies the eastern end of the block, is larger than No 1 and probably originally had two heated rooms.


No 2 occupies the E portion of the building. Built of stone, whitewashed, on boulder foundations; old slate roof with blue ridge tiles. Two storeys, 3 bays. Modern part-glazed replacement door to the centre bay, and two uPVC replacement windows simulating the original 4-pane windows. Stack at E gable end. Two small roof lights. A large modern window in the gable end, with a large whitewashed timber lintel, and a small window to the attic. Lateral chimney at the rear.


The interior is modernised, but retains part of timber-framed partition between the cottages and to the rear.

Reasons for Listing

Included, despite late C20 alterations to windows and door, as part of a C17 village house or inn, with stone exterior walls and timber and wattle internal walls, of group value with the church.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II No 1 Gorphwysfa
    The two Gorphwysfa cottages stand immediately E of and facing the churchyard, crosswise to the main street.
  • II* Church of St Tydecho
    The church stands at the S end of the village of Mallwyd, by-passed by the present A470.
  • II Y Rheithordy
    The rectory stands S of the church, approached by a curved driveway off the A470.
  • II Brigands Inn
    The inn is located on the corner of the the A470 Dolgellau to Machynlleth trunk road and the A458 to Welshpool.
  • II Bridge W of Pont y Cleifion
    The bridge is alongside and on the W side of the high level bridge that carries the A470 over the Afon Cleifion, just N of the village of Mallwyd.
  • II Milestone at Craig y Gronfa
    On the verge, c2.7km N of Cwm Llinau.
  • II Pont Wrysgen
    The bridge carries the main A458 Mallwyd to Welshpool Road over the Afon Cleifion, SW of Cwm Cewydd.
  • II Pont Minllyn
    The bridge crosses the Afon Dyfi a little to the SW of the modern bridge carrying the A470 to the N.

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