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A Grade II Listed Building in Pistyll, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9427 / 52°56'33"N

Longitude: -4.4904 / 4°29'25"W

OS Eastings: 232756

OS Northings: 341272

OS Grid: SH327412

Mapcode National: GBR 57.LMP7

Mapcode Global: WH449.090D

Entry Name: Penrhos

Listing Date: 18 May 1999

Last Amended: 18 May 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21721

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house stands at the foot of Carreglefain on a road which originally served quarries in the hillside above.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Pistyll

Community: Pistyll

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The smallholding is probably of C18 origin, built at the time of encroachment into the open unenclosed hill S of Pistyll.


A smallholding comprising a house at the uphill end on a slightly sloping site, and farm building in line, built of rubble, partly whitewashed, with a grouted slate roof containing one small rooflight. Gable stacks, the stack to the lower room added. Single storey, 2 bays with a lean-to at the upper end, extended beyond the house to the S, and a 3-bay farm building attached in line at the E end. New door and windows set in enlarged openings replacing small 4-pane windows. Lean-to at the rear, partly roofed in slate and partly in corrugated iron.

In front of the farm building a detached pig sty, its walled run altered.


The farm building is divided by stone walls into 3 bays, and contains a single bay workshop with a cross passage at the house end, a second bay cowhouse with tie posts for 4 animals along the back wall and two small calf pens and an end bay, probably originally a stable, now housing sheep.

Reasons for Listing

Included, despite alterations to the front windows, as an especially well preserved example of a small encroachment farmhouse of traditional linear form, sitting well in a traditional landscape at the upper edge of the encroachments on Carreglefain, retaining its farm buildings in use for a smallholding.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Lleiniau
    The house is situated on the SW shoulder of Moel Ty-gwyn, overlooking the col of Bwlch Gwynt. It is accessed by a farm track across a field from the farm road to Bwlch Gwynt bach.
  • II Ty'n-y-mynydd
    The building is located at the foot of the southern peak of Carreglefain, on the col between Carreglefain and Moel Ty-gwyn. It is reached by a farm road from Bwlch Gwynt.
  • I Church of St Beuno
    The church is set on a sloping site in a narrow valley below the later hamlet of Pistyll, and below the former road line of the Llithfaen to Nefyn road.
  • II Gwynus
    The farmhouse lies on the E flank of the small valley running back from Pistyll church, and is reached by a farm road running S off the B4417.

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