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A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8169 / 52°49'0"N

Longitude: -4.6246 / 4°37'28"W

OS Eastings: 223224

OS Northings: 327603

OS Grid: SH232276

Mapcode National: GBR 51.VR27

Mapcode Global: WH33N.XGZB

Entry Name: Syntir

Listing Date: 26 June 1998

Last Amended: 26 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20026

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on steep slope above Porth Neigwl, some 500m down footpath from Penygroes in Rhiw village.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Aberdaron

Community: Aberdaron

Locality: Rhiw

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Croglofft cottage, possibly C18, built on the steep slope between Mynydd y Graig and the sea, first built as an independent holding on common land, later owned by the Plas yn Rhiw estate, owners by 1842 when it was occupied by John Griffith, with 1 acre (0.4ha).


Cottage with attached former byre; whitewashed rubble stone with grouted slate roof, coped gables and stone tall stack at W end with dripstones and pyramidal cement capping. One storey and loft, double-fronted with 4-pane horned sash each side of door on S front. Slab lintels. Cottage is built downhill to slope with earlier C20 sunroom added at E end. Small original loft light in gable end over. At W end, to slightly lower roof line is former byre, partly rebuilt in C20 with one door to right.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a single-storey cottage forming part of an encroachment on the commons at the limits of cultivable land. The building retains its vernacular character, and in particular the original layout of the cottage and attached byre, notwithstanding alterations to the latter.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pen-yr-ogof
    Situated on E side of Mynydd y Graig, high over Porth Neigwl bay, reached by footpath from Penybwlch in Rhiw village.
  • II Capel Nebo
    Situated in Rhiw village about 150 m W of crossroads.
  • II Ty Capel Nebo
    Situated attached to right side of Capel Nebo in Rhiw village.
  • II Pwllmelyn
    Situated at upper end of Rhiw village, on E side of T-junction with upper road from Rhiw church.
  • II Goose-shelter at Bwlch-y-garreg
    Set into earth bank to E of outbuildings at Bwlch-y-garreg.
  • II Pigsty at Bwlch-y-garreg
    Situated by entry to front yard of Bwlch-y-garreg, just W of Rhiw crossroads.
  • II Bwlch-y-garreg
    Situated on N side of road to Aberdaron some 60m W of Rhiw crossroads.
  • II Bwthyn yr Ardd at Plas yn Rhiw
    Situated immediately S of Plas-yn-Rhiw, linked to it by a short wall.

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