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Filldir

A Grade II Listed Building in Clynnog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0146 / 53°0'52"N

Longitude: -4.3433 / 4°20'35"W

OS Eastings: 242895

OS Northings: 348934

OS Grid: SH428489

Mapcode National: GBR 5F.G1DP

Mapcode Global: WH43Z.8H09

Entry Name: Filldir

Listing Date: 15 September 1999

Last Amended: 15 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22344

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on the E side of the road, at the junction with the lane to Hafod y Rhiw fawr.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Clynnog

Community: Clynnog

Locality: Clynnog-fawr

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Clynnog-fawr

History

The cottage, which appears as Milltir-hir in the 1849 tithe award, is probably of the late C18 or early C19, and within a cluster of other small houses of similar type. The award registered it as having "arable amounting to 1 acre, 1 pole, and 20 perches", occupied by Francis Williams, tenant of Robert Price. The dwelling may represent an encroachment holding on the mountain 'waste' or possibly a separate holding based around an earlier hafoty and established as part of the fragmentation of farms which was a characteristic in the uphill creep of settlement in this region.

Exterior

Bult of stone rubble on large stone footings, grouted slate roof between imposed stone copings. Gable stack. Central boarded door and one small 2-light window each side, set deeply in the walls. Stone lintels. Stack has weather courses. The farm outbuildings formerly standing in line at each end, have been largely demolished.

Interior

Not accessible at the time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a characteristic smallholder's cottage established on a tiny upland holding, and forming part of a distinctive upland settlement pattern of c1800. Notwithstanding its present condition the building retains a strong vernacular character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bryn-goleu
    The cottage stands below the road running around the foot of Bwlch-mawr, about 100m W of Filltir, and 1.5km direct ESE of Clynnog-fawr.
  • II* Hovel at Tan-y-bwlch
    The structure stands in the garden of Tan-y-bwlch, a farm on the N side of the road skirting the north side of Bwlch Mawr and running towards Pencaenewydd.
  • II Row of cottages in Capel Uchaf
    The row of cottages lies against, and on the S side of the minor road running E from Clynnog-fawr, opposite the turning to Coed-tyno.
  • II SE range of farm buildings at Hafod-y-wern
    Hafod-y-wern stands on a hilltop above Clynnog-fawr, reached by farm track and small road at the side of the Post Office.
  • II Hafod-y-wern Farmhouse
    Hafod-y-wern stands on a hilltop above Clynnog-fawr, reached by farm track and small road at the side of the Post Office.
  • II Piggery at Hafod-y-wern
    Hafod-y-wern stands on a hilltop above Clynnog-fawr, reached by farm track and small road at the side of the Post Office.
  • II SW range of farm buildings at Hafod-y-wern
    Hafod-y-wern stands on a hilltop above Clynnog-fawr, reached by farm track and small road at the side of the Post Office.
  • II Coed tyno-bach
    The building stands in fields to the NW and below the hamlet of Capel Uchaf, and is now only approached across fields.

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