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Ty-newydd, with attached walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Dolbenmaen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9609 / 52°57'39"N

Longitude: -4.1486 / 4°8'54"W

OS Eastings: 255778

OS Northings: 342556

OS Grid: SH557425

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.KDQK

Mapcode Global: WH55D.7TQY

Entry Name: Ty-newydd, with attached walls

Listing Date: 30 March 1999

Last Amended: 30 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21537

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house stands alone on the verge of a minor road from Prenteg to Cwm Pennant, in a re-entrant angle of the field wall.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Dolbenmaen

Community: Dolbenmaen

Community: Dolbenmaen

Locality: Cwmystradllyn

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Probably built in the late C18 or early C19, and typical of the encroachment in upland waste areas which was taking place at that time, associated with the growth of a dual economy in the quarrying regions of upland Snowdonia.


Built of large greenstone rubble, with a slate roof. Single storey building comprising 2 rooms with gable stacks and lean-to on the N end. Central door within a slate orthostatic porch, the door boarded. Small deeply recessed windows either side with slate windows, probably 4-pane casements, and a small light to the loft in the S gable end. The substantial stacks have weather drips. The wide lean-to has a boarded door and two windows on the N end.

The attached walls enclosing the field to the N are built of boulders.


Not accessible at the time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved example of a very small vernacular dwelling type, characteristic of this former quarrying area.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Farm Building at Ereiniog
    The farm building is on sloping ground SW of the farm house and with its gable against the road leading from Ystradllyn to Cwm Pennant.
  • II Ereiniog
    The farmhouse stands on a hilltop, E of Ynyspandy mill and is reached by a farm road from Cwmystradllyn.
  • II Outbuilding in line with the house at Erwsuran
    The former farm lies in a hollow off the road from Prenteg to Cwmystradllyn. The building stands to the NW in line with the farmhouse at Erwsuran.
  • II Outbuildings at Erwsuran
    The outbuildings lie opposite the former farmhouse across a small yard.
  • II Erwsuran
    The house lies in a hollow some 1km off the minor road from Prenteg to Cwmystradllyn, on the W facing slope overlooking Tremadoc.
  • II* Ynys Pandy felin lechi
    The mill stands on a bluff overlooking the S bank of the Afon Henwy, in the Cwmystradllyn.
  • II Pont y pandy
    Located below Ynys Pandy mill, carrying the road to Cwmystradllyn over the Afon Henwy.

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