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Bryn Mwllach

A Grade II Listed Building in Dolwyddelan, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0618 / 53°3'42"N

Longitude: -3.8671 / 3°52'1"W

OS Eastings: 274979

OS Northings: 353242

OS Grid: SH749532

Mapcode National: GBR 61.C341

Mapcode Global: WH554.K9RM

Entry Name: Bryn Mwllach

Listing Date: 17 February 1997

Last Amended: 17 February 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18248

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set against a low rock outcrop approximately 750m SW of the Lledr railway station on the S side of the river; accessed via a long metalled track running SW from the Pont-y-Pant.

County: Conwy

Community: Dolwyddelan

Community: Dolwyddelan

Locality: Brynmoel

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Exterior

Small one-and-a-half-storey late C17/C18 cottage with near-contemporary (though later) addition to the SW. Further, probably C19 byre addition adjoining beyond; late C19 alterations, including raising to create attic storey. Of whitened rubble on rock foundations, with renewed slate roofs. The plan form is of interest in that the primary range faces W and the adjoining later section E. Partly-projecting end chimney to L with squat stack; plain slate cornice. Central entrance with recessed boarded door; small, flanking recessed windows, 4-pane C19 sashes. Similar above, contained within gabled C19 dormers; plain modern bargeboards. 2 small, original windows to rear with suggestion of blocked off-centre entrance. Stepped-down, and adjoining flush to the R, a single-storey block with squat end chimney and modern skylights to the roof. To the rear, an off-centre entrance with original flanking window openings; boarded door, modern glazing. Stepped-down slightly and adjoining to the R, a stable/byre extension; single-storey with modern corrugated roof. Opposing boarded entrances and, to the gable end, a boarded loading bay.

Interior

Modern slate-flagged floors and beamed ceiling. Wide inglenook fireplaces to both sections, that to the L with chamfered bressummer (run-out stop at R); that to the later section has a wide bressummer, reduced by later infill at L. Simple late C19 boarded pine partitions; modern roofs.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special historic interest as a house and byre of C18 origin that has retained its vernacular character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Former Dairy-house at Bryn Mwllach
    Located some 100m SE of, and behind Bryn Mwllach, set against a rock outcrop by a stream.
  • II Former House and Byre at Dol-y-Mur Goch
    Set into the slope of a rise, facing the railway some 500m SW of the Pont-y-Pant railway station; immediately to the SE of Dol-y-Mur Goch, with the lane running behind it. Accessed via a metalled lan
  • II Bryn-moel
    Located approximately 1.5km NE of Dolwyddelan village, reached off the NW side of the main Llanrwst to Blaenau Ffestiniog road (A 470); accessed via a part-metalled lane.
  • II Bridge and Causeway to Former Quarry at Chwarel-y-Fedw.
    Located some 1500m NE of Dolwyddelan village, between the main road (A 470) and the railway track, on the SE bank of the river Lledr.
  • II Ty Capel Moriah
    Adjoining the chapel flush to the rear (N).
  • II Moriah Calvinistic Methodist Chapel
    Dramatically-sited in the centre of the streetscape; raised up and set back from the main road on a revetted bank.
  • II Capel Isaf
    At right-angles to the street immediately beyond Pont-y-Llan and overlooking the railway station to the N.
  • II Ty Capel Isaf
    Adjoining the Capel Isaf to the SW and both stepped-down and set back from it.

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