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Llys Llewelyn

A Grade II Listed Building in Trefriw, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.1517 / 53°9'6"N

Longitude: -3.8247 / 3°49'28"W

OS Eastings: 278075

OS Northings: 363173

OS Grid: SH780631

Mapcode National: GBR 63.5FDG

Mapcode Global: WH65X.61ZN

Plus Code: 9C5R552G+M4

Entry Name: Llys Llewelyn

Listing Date: 30 May 1996

Last Amended: 30 May 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16926

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Prominently sited in the town centre just S of the church of St. Mary; set back slightly from the road behind a low garden wall with simple spear-headed gates and railings.

County: Conwy

Town: Trefriw

Community: Trefriw

Community: Trefriw

Built-Up Area: Trefriw

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Mid C19 two-and-a-half storey town house in simple Tudorbethan style. Of rough-dressed slate construction with slate-stone dressings; modern slate roof with plain bargeboards to deep verges. 3 plain chimneys with weather-coursing and plain cornices. Entrance to 2-bay gabled S return via a simple open, flat canopy porch; C19 4-panel door the top panels glazed. To the R of the entrance a 10-pane vertical sash window with plain label above a large slate lintel. Similar, though smaller windows to the first floor, of 8 panes and with a plain cill-band, returned around to main (road-facing) front; 2 further, similar windows to attic floor with pointed glazing bars to upper lights and projecting cills.

2-bay road-facing elevation, that to the L with a storeyed, canted bay with central windows as before and flanking 4-pane vertical lights; semi-octagonal roof. The R bay is gabled and slightly advanced. Tripartite windows to slightly projecting central section on ground and first floors, with 8-pane central and 4-pane flanking lights as before; cill band to first floor with moulded string course beneath, above ground-floor window level. Arched sash window to attic with projecting surround; moulded eaves cornice with plain band beneath.


The interior was not inspected at the time of re-survey (January 1996).

Reasons for Listing

Included as a striking mid C19 town house in a prominent position within the town centre and for its group value with other listed items in the main street.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Plas Coch
    On the street line in the town centre, just S of Llys Llewelyn and opposite the Trefriw Hall; set back slightly behind a low wall with simple C19 gates and iron railings.
  • II Trefriw Hall
    Set back from the main street in the town centre, partly obscured by later housing on the street-line in front.
  • II* Parish Church of St. Mary
    Prominently sited in the town centre within a raised, rubble-walled churchyard; on sloping ground, the W end set into a hill.
  • II Tan-yr-Yw
    On the street line, opposite the church of St. Mary.
  • II Glan-y-Ddol
    On the street line, opposite the church of St. Mary and stepped-down and adjoining Tan-yr-Yw.
  • II Peniel Welsh Presbyterian Chapel
    Strikingly located in the centre of the town, set against the hillside above and to the SW of the parish church; raised up on a revetted and railed terrace with simple gates and gatepiers.
  • II Pont Trefriw
    Road bridge in the town centre, spanning the Afon Crafnant.
  • II The Old Rectory
    Located towards the SE edge of the town; occupying a commanding hillside position S of the Afon Crafnant, close to the old Trefriw woollen mills.

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