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Efail Gledrydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Buan, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8987 / 52°53'55"N

Longitude: -4.5365 / 4°32'11"W

OS Eastings: 229484

OS Northings: 336486

OS Grid: SH294364

Mapcode National: GBR 55.PGGH

Mapcode Global: WH44G.9D0M

Entry Name: Efail Gledrydd

Listing Date: 15 July 1998

Last Amended: 15 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20129

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated downhill from Efail Gledrydd forge, some 2 km NW of Garn Fadryn. 1 km NW Madryn Castle Gatehouse.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Buan

Community: Buan

Locality: Madryn

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Former blacksmith's house, possibly C18 but with some later alterations. Smithy nearby was worked until closure in 1952, by Thomas Jones, and previously by his father Richard Jones, and grandfather Thomas Jones. Marked on OS Drawings of 1816-19.


Small two-storey traditional house, sited down slope, with rear outshut. Pebble-dashed rubble-stone with purple slates to roof, and pebble-dashed end-chimneys, probably rebuilt. SE front has vernacular proportions offset to right. Double fronted with small windows each floor each side, C20 glazing and C20 half-glazed door to right of centre. Left end wall has boarded door in rear outshut with small single-light casement to left and small two-light sash over.

Reasons for Listing

Included as part of a group with the adjacent Blacksmith's shop, the house retains vernacular character notwithstanding alteration to detail.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Efail Gledrydd Forge
    Situated uphill of Efail Gledrydd, about 1 km E of Madryn Castle Gatehouse.
  • II Meillionen Farmhouse
    Situated approx 2 km SW of the A497 road and 1.1 km SE of St Ceidio's Church.
  • II Madryn Castle Gatehouse
    Situated just N of Garn Fadryn mountain, by site of former Madryn Castle, some 4 km NW of Rhydyclafdy, reached via lane running NW from B4415.
  • II Tyn-y-coed Isaf
    Situated some 1.1 km NW of the B4415 road, off lane to Madryn, NW of Bodgadle.
  • II Milestone
    Situated on the N side of the B4415 road. Opposite entrance to Tynewydd Farm. Some 2 km W of Rhydyclafdy.

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