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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9445 / 52°56'40"N

Longitude: -4.2572 / 4°15'25"W

OS Eastings: 248430

OS Northings: 340956

OS Grid: SH484409

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.LJBP

Mapcode Global: WH44D.L70Z

Entry Name: Beudy-y-gromlech

Listing Date: 31 March 1999

Last Amended: 31 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21591

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house stands in a field on the E side of the village, close to Rhoslan Cromlech.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Criccieth

Community: Llanystumdwy

Community: Llanystumdwy

Locality: Rhoslan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The building is probably of the late C18 or early C19, a type of small-holding or labourer's dwelling once typical of Llyn. It may have comprised house and cow-house in line originally, but if so, the cow-house was incorporated into the dwelling at some time, probably in the mid-late C19.


The building is constructed with granite boulders, the joints filled and buttered. Slate roof, grouted at the rear with a single rooflight front and rear. It consists of a 2-bay single storey house, with gable end stack and what may have originally been a cowhouse at the E end under the same roof, and a rear wing, apparently service or agricultural rather than domestic in purpose, and perhaps originally a dairy. Central boarded door on the S side, and one small 4-pane sash windows each side. A single small window at the rear, and an external doorway and small window to the rear wing. The cowhouse end has a boarded door against the gable end of the cottage, and a larger and later single window. A gable end stack indicates that it was converted to other purposes at a later date.


Not seen at the time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a very well preserved example of a small-holders cottage, retaining original detail. A good example of a building type now unusual in this part of Llyn.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pont Rhyd-y-benllig
    A road bridge across the Afon Dwyfor, some 7.3km N of Cricieth and S of Rhoslan hamlet.
  • II Betws-bach
    The farmhouse lies on a minor road running N-S parallel and to the W of the B4411 and Rhos-lan, and S of Ynys.
  • II Farm Building and Granary at Ystumcegid
    Ystum-cegid farm stands on a hilltop 2km S of Dolbenmaen. The farm building and granary lies opposite the SE end of the farmhouse and in line and directly to the SW of the outbuilding facing the yard
  • II Outhouse at Ystumcegid
    Ystum-cegid farm lies on a hilltop 2km S of Dolbenmaen. The outbuilding is at the SE end of the house, separated by a narrow yard.
  • II Ystumcegid
    The farmhouse stands on a hill, 2km S of Dolbenmaen, with its farm buildings on the S side, and is reached from the road from Dolbenmaen to Rhoslan.
  • II Piggery at Ystumcegid
    Ystum-cegid lies on a hilltop about 2km S of Dolbenmaen. The piggery lies directly at the back of the back wing of the farmhouse, beyond the yard wall.

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