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Glanrafon Fawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Bontnewydd, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1124 / 53°6'44"N

Longitude: -4.286 / 4°17'9"W

OS Eastings: 247088

OS Northings: 359692

OS Grid: SH470596

Mapcode National: GBR 5H.7WX0

Mapcode Global: WH43M.4198

Plus Code: 9C5Q4P67+XJ

Entry Name: Glanrafon Fawr

Listing Date: 29 July 1997

Last Amended: 26 March 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18623

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at the end of a track approximately 250m SE from the minor road from Llanfaglan to Saron.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Bontnewydd

Community: Bontnewydd

Locality: Llanfaglan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Gentry house said to date from 1774 although present form appears early C19.
Said to have been built for John Robyns on part of Glan Beuno estate. The Llanfaglan Tithe Map of 1843 shows a holding of approximately 17 acres (6.9ha) owned and occupied by William Humphreys.


Lined unpainted stucco with slate close-eaved roof and rendered end stacks. Left end stuccoed, right end and rear rubble stone. Three-storey, three-window range with 6-pane attic windows, 12-pane elsewhere, horned on first floor. Centre door with overlight. C20 15-paned glazed door in simple timber surround. Rear also 3-storey, top 6-pane windows, first floor C20 casement left, 8-pane and 12-pane horned sashes. Single storey whitewashed extension to centre and left. C20 window to right. Lean-to on rear end.

Reasons for Listing

A good late Georgian three-storey country house.

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