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Windmill Tower on Foel Fawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanengan, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8596 / 52°51'34"N

Longitude: -4.5175 / 4°31'3"W

OS Eastings: 230605

OS Northings: 332094

OS Grid: SH306320

Mapcode National: GBR 56.RT8F

Mapcode Global: WH44N.LD03

Entry Name: Windmill Tower on Foel Fawr

Listing Date: 1 April 1998

Last Amended: 1 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19631

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Situated on the summit of prominent hill about 1 km N of Mynytho.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llanengan

Community: Llanengan

Locality: Mynytho

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Windmill tower of uncertain date, probably earlier C19 on prominent hilltop, marked on OS as Foel Fawr, but on National Trust plaque as Foel Felin Gwynt.


Windmill tower, rubble stone, circular, battered walls. Tall N opening with slab lintel, and rough steps within wall thickness. Door on E with slab lintel.


Walls thinner at upper level. Six holes in wall at first floor.

Reasons for Listing

One of the few windmill towers surviving, and a prominent landmark from far across the Llyn.

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