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Moelwyn Millhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9905 / 52°59'25"N

Longitude: -3.9516 / 3°57'5"W

OS Eastings: 269096

OS Northings: 345466

OS Grid: SH690454

Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.HLKV

Mapcode Global: WH55H.83J7

Plus Code: 9C4RX2RX+58

Entry Name: Moelwyn Millhouse

Listing Date: 23 January 1974

Last Amended: 1 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16904

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Located prominently in the centre of Tan-y-Grisiau, by the roadside adjacent to the Pont Peithyll.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Ffestiniog

Community: Ffestiniog

Locality: Tan-y-Grisiau

Built-Up Area: Blaenau Ffestiniog

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History: Early C18 water-driven fulling mill with C19 alterations; the only fulling mill in the Merioneth district to survive with its machinery complete.

Exterior: The mill is a 2-storey rubble building with renewed slate roof, partly with rock foundations. Entrance stepped-down to L with modern boarded door. 2 modern 12-pane windows to the R with 3 further above, irregularly-spaced. To the R a large overshot waterwheel with wooden spokes and iron wheel. Catslide outshut to rear and modern 3-pane skylight to roof.

Adjoining to the L the mid-C19 millhouse; construction as before with 2 floors above a raised basement. 2-bay with entrance to R and recessed 12-pane modern replacement windows; modern boarded door and plain fanlight. Beneath this, a basement entrance as before with further window to L. Modern stepped and railed access to entrance. The openings have rendered and whitened reveals and narrow stucco frames. Plain end chimneys and slate-hung mill-facing side;

The interior was not inspected during the re-survey, though is known to retain its machinery.

Reference: Information from Mr. F. Hildred.

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