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Dyeing-house at Pandy Llewenan

A Grade II Listed Building in Bodedern, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3085 / 53°18'30"N

Longitude: -4.4898 / 4°29'23"W

OS Eastings: 234210

OS Northings: 381950

OS Grid: SH342819

Mapcode National: GBR HM9Y.L56

Mapcode Global: WH42K.039H

Entry Name: Dyeing-house at Pandy Llewenan

Listing Date: 4 March 1998

Last Amended: 4 March 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19497

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located on the W side of Lyn Liywen, reached via a track leading off a minor road. Mill group including mill, dyeing house and house. The dyeing-house is immediatley S of the former mill, between the

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Bodedern

Community: Bodedern

Locality: Pen Llyn

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

A small, free-standing dye-house serving Pandy Llewenan, which was established as a carding, spinning and fulling mill around 1810. The mill was built to replace the original pandy at Pen Llywenan, and is recorded in a survey of the Presaddfed and Dronwy Estate (dated 1808), as the property of Sir John Bulkeley. The pandy was run in conjunction with a smallholding of 17 acres ( 7ha). The inclusion of spinning within the factory was innovative on Anglesey; previously spinning and weaving was carried out at the home, and fulling only carried out at mills. Power looms were introduced to the mill in the 1890s, and new spinning machinery was installed in the former corn-mill (Factory Llewenan) c1900-5, after which time the pandy concentrated on weaving, fulling and dying. A steam engine was installed in the late C19, to power the machinery when water levels were low. In the early C20 the mill was producing woollen material for local use, particularly heavy protective clothing for farm workers. In 1940 the mill was bought by the present owner and began producing tweed for fashion garments and sports jackets, when it was known as the 'Anglesey Tweed Mill'. The mill was the last woollen mill to work on Anglesey, closing down in 1955, when it was recorded as having, amongst other items, a dyeing vat, 2 hand looms and a power loom (on the first floor), and a 120" (3m) warping mill and creel on the ground floor.

Exterior

A small single storey, 2-bay dyeing house, with a door in the W wall offset to the left (N), and a window to the right (S). Rubble walls, limewashed, with a pitched slate roof of small slates. Stone chimney to right (S) gable end, with the base of a second chapel to the N gable end.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pandy Llewenan
    Located on the W side of Llyn Llywenan, reached via a track leading off a minor road. Mill group including mill range, dyeing house and house.
  • II Factory Llewenan
    Former corn-mill and later woollen mill, located to the west of the northern end of Llyn Llywenan, on the north side of a minor road.
  • II Field Barn, SW of Tyn Rhos
    Standing in an isolated position in a field 250m SW of Tyn Rhos farm.
  • II Tan-y-fynwynt
    Located c1.5km N of Bodedern, set back c100m on the W side of a minor road.
  • II Clapper bridge at Tan-y-fynwent
    A small clapper bridge crossing an un-named river 50m S of Tan-y-fynwent farm.
  • II* Presaddfed
    Located 1.5km ENE of Bodedern, near the S tip of Llyn Llywenan. Reached via a single track driveway.
  • II Walls of enclosed garden, Presaddfed
    Rectangular stone-walled garden E of Presaddfed
  • II Bodloigan
    Located c 3km N of Bodedern, along a short farm track on the N side of a minor road.

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