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A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8208 / 52°49'14"N

Longitude: -4.6326 / 4°37'57"W

OS Eastings: 222703

OS Northings: 328052

OS Grid: SH227280

Mapcode National: GBR 51.V945

Mapcode Global: WH33N.TC6C

Entry Name: Pwllmelyn

Listing Date: 6 April 1998

Last Amended: 26 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20032

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated at upper end of Rhiw village, on E side of T-junction with upper road from Rhiw church.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Aberdaron

Community: Aberdaron

Locality: Rhiw

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Single storey croglofft cottage with attached small outbuilding; possibly C18 though perhaps rebuilt in earlier C19. One of the early sites in Rhiw, first mentioned in 1766, on Plas-yn-Rhiw land. The site indicates a pattern of settlement around the outer edges of the Plas-yn-Rhiw estate. Marked on 1842 Tithe Map as occupied by Samuel Jones, with 2 acres (0.8ha).


Cottage, pebbledashed with grouted slate roof and stone stacks, the smaller to right end, the larger to left on ridge between house and byre which is of whitewashed rubble stone. Single-storey, double-fronted with 4-pane sash each side of ledged door. Byre to left has stable-door at extreme right, and pigsty attached to rear left corner, whitewashed with grouted slates and one door.

At right end of house are attached added outbuildings with corrugated iron roofs.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a single storey cottage little altered, with byre and pigsty in line, forming a good example of a small cottage holding, a type characteristic of the region.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • 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 Bwlch-y-garreg
    Situated on N side of road to Aberdaron some 60m W of Rhiw crossroads.
  • 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 Milestone
    Set into corner of driveway at Rhiwlas, some 350m W of Rhiw on S side of road to Aberdaron
  • II Syntir
    Situated on steep slope above Porth Neigwl, some 500m down footpath from Penygroes in Rhiw village.
  • 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.

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