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Dinas Ddu

A Grade II Listed Building in Beddgelert, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9876 / 52°59'15"N

Longitude: -4.0964 / 4°5'47"W

OS Eastings: 259371

OS Northings: 345418

OS Grid: SH593454

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.HTML

Mapcode Global: WH55F.15MG

Entry Name: Dinas Ddu

Listing Date: 25 November 1998

Last Amended: 25 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20934

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located towards the southern boundary of the community approximately 1km S of Pont Aberglaslyn; set back from the road and raised up against a hill slope, with revetted, ramped access.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Porthmadog

Community: Beddgelert

Community: Beddgelert

Locality: Dinas Ddu

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Farmhouse with incorporated agricultural section and rear outshut; probably of early C19 date and as such representative of a plan-form typical at the time for the smaller farmstead.


Two-storey, 2-unit end chimney farmhouse with incorporated lofted stable to L. Of rubble construction, the house section with early C20 roughcast; continuous slate roof with slab-coped gable parapets and simple chimneys. Off-centre entrance to farmhouse section, with recessed boarded door. Flanking 4-pane late C19 sashes to ground and first floors with projecting slate sills; the openings all have raised plaster architraves in the usual regional manner. The stable section has 2 entrances, that to the L open and that to the R with boarded stable door; flush slate lintels. To the L is a blocked window and above the L entrance is a small sash, as before.

The house section has a lean-to brewhouse block, contemporary or near-contemporary, adjoining the R gable end. This has a squat chimney to the front and a central boarded door to the side; flanking C19 windows, 6-pane fixed to the L and a small 2-pane to the R. The stable gable has an external stone-stepped access to an upper boarded entrance. The rear has a contemporary catslide dairy extension, with a wheel pit addition to the R (waterwheel missing).


Plain early C20 interiors.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a good example of a small early C19 farmhouse with outbuilding in line, retaining good external character and forming part of an intact farmstead group with the small detached farm courtyard.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II U-shaped Agricultural Range E of Dinas Ddu
    Located by the side of the main road approximately 1km S of Pont Aberglaslyn at the southern border of the community.
  • II Oerddwr-Isaf
    Located towards the SW boundary of the community on an elevated site high above the Aberglaslyn woods, approximately 2km SW of Nantmor; sited against a rocky outcrop 100m E of Plas Oeddwr; accessed fr
  • II Bron-yr-Aur
    Located towards the southern boundary of the community, approximately 200m S of Pont Aberglaslyn; raised up above the road against the side of the hill.
  • II Pen-y-Groes
    Located on a wooded slope 0.5km E of Pont Aberglaslyn, set into the slope; accessed from the Nantmor end (E) via a part-cobbled track.
  • II Bridge House (aka Ty Bont)
    Located directly opposite the Pont Aberglaslyn, on the road side.
  • II Pont Aberglaslyn
    Spanning the Afon Glaslyn approximately 1km W of Nantmor.
  • II Peniel Chapel
    Located prominently in the centre of Nantmor village; set behind a low rubble forecourt wall with simple iron gates.
  • II Oerddwr-Uchaf
    Located high up on an isolated hillside site NW of the Pen-y-Gaer hillfort, approximately 2.5km W of Nantmor; accessed via a long unmetalled track running NW from a part-metalled lane leading NW from

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