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Tafarn Madryn

A Grade II Listed Building in Chwilog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.92 / 52°55'12"N

Longitude: -4.3317 / 4°19'54"W

OS Eastings: 243334

OS Northings: 338391

OS Grid: SH433383

Mapcode National: GBR 5F.N471

Mapcode Global: WH44C.FVJT

Entry Name: Tafarn Madryn

Listing Date: 31 March 1999

Last Amended: 31 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21589

Building Class: Commercial

Location: The building stands at the end of a row of buildings at the village centre, against the former railway crossing.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llanystumdwy

Community: Llanystumdwy

Locality: Chwilog

Built-Up Area: Chwilog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built in 1863 (date on gable end), partly to serve the new railway which passed nearby, with the station opposite.


Rendered stonework, with a slate roof. Two storeys, 5 close spaced window bays with the entrance in the second bay from the left - a tall porch on cast iron Composite columns and canopy, and a 4-panelled door and overlight. Bays 1, 3, 4 and 5 have 12-pane sash windows to both floors, with a further window over the porch. The end elevation has a bold circular feature containing the date. Rear wing, altered C20 to incorporate the main entrance to the inn.


The interior has been altered in the C20.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a mid C19 public house still designed within the Georgian tradition, retaining original character externally and of group value with adjacent buildings in the centre of Chwilog.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Post Office and attached House
    The building is in a row, adjoining Tafarn Madryn on the W. The attached house adjoins the shop and post office on the W side, part of the row on the S side of the main road through the village.
  • II Milestone
    The milestone is on the N side of the Chwilog village street, standing against the wall of a house known as Tegfan.
  • II Capel Siloh
    The chapel is set in the rows of cottages which form the N side of the main street in the village.
  • II Plas-y-nant
    The farmhouse is on the S side of the B4354 through Chwilog, at the E end of the village.
  • II Ysgubor Degwm
    Situated approximately 0.5km E of Penarth Fawr and midway between B4354 and A497. A field barn reached along a farm lane.
  • II Piggery and associated structures at Ty'n-llan
    Ty'n-llan farm lies S and across the road from the church at the centre of Llanarmon.
  • II Ty'n-llan
    The house stands on the S side of the road from Llanystumdwy, opposite the churchyard, with the farm buildings on the W.
  • II Cowhouse and Farm Range W of Ty'n-llan
    Ty'n-llan farm is in Llanarmon village, immediately S of the church. The farm buildings lie to the W of the farmhouse.

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