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Gatehouse at Cefnamwlch

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tudweiliog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8861 / 52°53'10"N

Longitude: -4.6263 / 4°37'34"W

OS Eastings: 223390

OS Northings: 335306

OS Grid: SH233353

Mapcode National: GBR 51.QBMW

Mapcode Global: WH338.XQ48

Entry Name: Gatehouse at Cefnamwlch

Listing Date: 2 March 1998

Last Amended: 2 March 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19428

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated at the end and to the left of the main approach drive to Cefnamwlch, approximately 10m N of the NW corner of the main house.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Tudweiliog

Community: Tudweiliog

Locality: Cefnamwlch

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Gatehouse of 1607, to Cefn Amwlch, aligned with the site of the medieval to C17 house demolished in 1813. One of three known in the Llyn, the others being Madryn and Bodvel, and of 19 in North Wales. Built for John Griffith, High Sheriff of Caernarfonshire 1604.


Gatehouse, rubble stone, with roofs of small graded slates. Large square stack to S end. Square plan, lofted with outside stairs on S end to loft door. 11 stone steps. Similar W and E fronts with centre gable over eaves-breaking 2-light stone-mullion window with hoodmould and lattice glazing. Flush chamfered mullions. Ground floor broad cambered arch with stone voussoirs. On W front a heraldic tablet under window with Griffith and Owen arms, the date 1607 above and initials IGIO for John Griffith and Jane Owen. SW corner stones project as if lower wall was intended to join to another range here. Within the passageway are 4 niches with stone seats and rough stone heads, 2 each side of double doors, studded plank with ogee-headed wicket-gate. Chamfered main beam with ogee stops, hewn joists.


Upper room has later roof and fireplace is concealed.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* as a fine example of a Jacobean gatehouse.

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