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Arch and Gate at Ffynnon Gwyfil

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfrothen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9617 / 52°57'42"N

Longitude: -4.0584 / 4°3'30"W

OS Eastings: 261836

OS Northings: 342463

OS Grid: SH618424

Mapcode National: GBR 5S.KJM0

Mapcode Global: WH55F.MTMC

Entry Name: Arch and Gate at Ffynnon Gwyfil

Listing Date: 14 May 1998

Last Amended: 14 May 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19797

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Located prominently on the roadside, on the E side of the lane from Plas Brondanw to Croesor, approximately 0.7km NE of the house; opposite a contemporary semi-circular rubble-walled recess.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanfrothen

Community: Llanfrothen

Locality: Plas Brondanw Estate

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Gate and gateway built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, architect and owner of the Brondanw estate at the entrance to the 'Ffynnon Gwyfil', a roadside spring, apparently as an anti-pollution measure.


Arched rubble gateway some 4m in height, with plain round arched opening and simple Dutch gable above. This has slate coping and a surmounting acorn finial of reconstituted stone. Within the gable, a shallow oval recess with keystone in the form of a reconstituted stone eagle, a widely-employed Williams-Ellis feature. The recess contains a slate tablet inscribed: 'Ffynnon Gwyfil'. Wrought iron gate with simple scrolled and tasselled decoration to the top.

Reasons for Listing

A striking road-side feature by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis.

Group value with other listed items in the Plas Brondanw locality.

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