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Tanyffordd (aka Tanybwlch)

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8303 / 52°49'49"N

Longitude: -4.6194 / 4°37'10"W

OS Eastings: 223627

OS Northings: 329082

OS Grid: SH236290

Mapcode National: GBR 52.TLBS

Mapcode Global: WH44T.04J1

Entry Name: Tanyffordd (aka Tanybwlch)

Listing Date: 26 June 1998

Last Amended: 22 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20020

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated below and to E of Rhiw to Botwnnog road some 500m N of Rhiw church.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Aberdaron

Community: Aberdaron

Locality: Rhiw

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Earlier C19 croglofft cottage built on common land after 1813, but marked on 1842 Rhiw Tithe Map as owned by Abraham Jones, occupied by Robert Griffiths, with 2 acres (0.089ha). Part of a group including Tanygarn, Fronoleu, Picyparc, Frondeg, Tanyrardd, and Gwernsaer.


Cottage with attached small outbuilding, rubble stone with remnant of whitewash, roof of small slates with stone gable copings and stone end stacks with dripstones and pyramid cappings. Larger stack to left. Single storey with half-loft, double-fronted facade offset to right. 16-pane fixed window left, ledged door centre and 4-pane horned sash to right (smaller than left window). Small outbuilding to right with roof of small slates and half-glazed door. One small window to cottage rear wall and one to left end wall.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a little altered example of a croglofft cottage, one of the compact and largely complete group of commons-encroachment cottages on this still uncultivated hillside. As a group they form one of the best examples regionally of the process of settling marginal land in the C19.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Fron Oleu
    Situated some 50m beyond Tanygarn on track to Gwern-Saer, that runs E of road from point 350m NNE of Rhiw church.
  • II Tanygarn
    Situated some 120m down track to Gwern-saer, that runs E off road some 350m NNE of Rhiw church.
  • II Ty'n-y-mynydd
    Situated on W side of Mynydd y Rhiw, reached by track running SW from Rhiw to Botwnnog road.
  • II Outbuilding at Gwernsaer
    Situated above and to W of Gwernsaer.
  • II Gwernsaer
    Situated on edge of common land NW of Rhiw, approached by steep track from junction 300m N of Rhiw church.
  • II Pic-y-parc
    Situated on N edge of the uncultivated hillside with cottages NNE of Rhiw church, some 300m NNE of Fron Oleu.
  • II Tanyrardd
    Situated on common land NW of Rhiw church, on N side of track from Gwern-saer to Bryn-ffynnon.
  • II* Frondeg
    Situated on common land NW of Rhiw church, some 300m N of Gwern-saer, above Bryn-y-ffynnon.

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