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Brynaerau uchaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Clynnog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0426 / 53°2'33"N

Longitude: -4.3335 / 4°20'0"W

OS Eastings: 243656

OS Northings: 352029

OS Grid: SH436520

Mapcode National: GBR 5F.D9SZ

Mapcode Global: WH43S.DSNB

Entry Name: Brynaerau uchaf

Listing Date: 15 September 1999

Last Amended: 15 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22343

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The farm lies SE of the hamlet of Pontllyfni, on a minor road leading to the SW.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Clynnog

Community: Clynnog

Locality: Pontllyfni

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The building is probably of the C16 or early C17.


Built of stone rubble on boulder foundations, and painted white. Renewed slate roof replacing thatch. Cement copings and gable stacks. One storey and attic. A central open gabled porch with round external arch, and a boarded door with 2 small glazed lights. Two and 3-light stained wood windows, set deeply in the walls each side of the doorway, and two small attic windows breaking the eaves line, with cat-slide roofs. Gable stacks with an added brick flue at the E end, and a small square window in the W gable end. Doors at the rear and added lean-to under an extension of the roof.


Not accessible at the time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Included, notwithstanding loss of detail, as a good example of a substantial lowland sub-medieval farmhouse retaining vernacular character.

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  • II Tai-hirion, with rear farm range
    The farm is located below the road from Clynnog to Llanllyfni, just W of the junction with a lane running SE to Bwlch-y-derwin.
  • II Pigsties at Bryngwdion
    Located immediately to the west of the farmhouse at Bryngwdion.
  • II Bryngwdion
    Located in pasture fields at the end of a farm track running off the east side of the minor road, which turns off the A 499 towards Pont-y-cim; the farmhouse sits to the west of its farmyard.
  • II Barn and stables at Bryngwdion
    Located on the south side of the farmyard at Bryngwdion.
  • II Cowhouse at Bryngwdion
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  • II Bryn-mawr
    Situated in small pasture fields overlooking sea on rough track approximately 300m west of Pant Eithinog.

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