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Bwlch y ffordd isaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Llannor, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9285 / 52°55'42"N

Longitude: -4.3844 / 4°23'3"W

OS Eastings: 239819

OS Northings: 339448

OS Grid: SH398394

Mapcode National: GBR 5C.MHDZ

Mapcode Global: WH44B.MNC9

Entry Name: Bwlch y ffordd isaf

Listing Date: 8 February 1999

Last Amended: 8 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21334

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The farm is about 400m N of Y Ffor crossroads, at the junction of a minor road to Pencaenewydd.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llannor

Community: Llannor

Locality: Y Ffor

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The farm was newly erected by the Glynllifon Estate of Lord Newborough in c1880, and probably replacing an earlier farm.


Built of local stone rubble and pebbledashed in parts, with slated roofs and deep soffits and eaves. Two storeys, the main elevation facing S over the garden. Three bays, the central bay broken forward and steeply gabled, and having an arched entrance porch on the ground floor. Modern door. Two bay rear wing, with an added porch on the W side, and later infill in the NE re-entrant angle. To either side of the porch, original timber windows to both floors, consisting of 2 slender chamfered mullions and transoms, the lower central section consisting of a 6-pane rising sash, designed to be pegged at the chosen height. Two pane by five sash window over the porch. The windows have red brick dressings each side, although covered with pebbledash to the front. Tall gable stacks built of blue brick, each with 3 closely set crenellated pots.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of an estate built farmhouse of the later C19, with plan and detail characteristic of the Glynllifon Estate.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pont Ffynnon-gadfa
    The causeway bridge carries the road from Pencaenewydd over the Afon Erch, running to the SW of the village.
  • II* Plas-gwyn
    Plas-gwyn lies off the main Pwllheli to Caernarfon road, approximately 700m S of Y Ffor crossroads.
  • II Farm Building at rear of Plas-gwyn
    Plas-gwyn lies 700m S of Y Ffor. This farm building lies on a NW-SE axis behind the farmhouse.
  • II Cowhouse Range at Plas-gwyn
    Plas-gwyn stands approximately 700m S of Y Ffor. The cowhouse range lies W of the farmhouse, and forms the NW side of the square farmyard.
  • II Hammel Range at Plas-gwyn
    Plas-gwyn lies approximately 700m S of Y Ffor. The Hammel with its yard walls forms the NW side of the farmyard.
  • II Bridge at Tyddyn Rhoddyn
    The bridge carries the minor road running S from Rhos-fawr to Abererch over the Afon Ddwyryd.
  • II Milestone
    The milestone stands in the road verge near the junction of the drive to Hendrefeinwas and the main road, E of its junction with the road from Abererch.
  • II* Plas-du
    The farm lies to the S of the village of Pencaenewydd, SW of the former turnpike road to Porthdinllaen.

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