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Latitude: 53.015 / 53°0'53"N
Longitude: -4.3444 / 4°20'39"W
OS Eastings: 242825
OS Northings: 348977
OS Grid: SH428489
Mapcode National: GBR 5F.G14W
Mapcode Global: WH43Z.7HH0
Entry Name: Bryn-goleu
Listing Date: 15 September 1999
Last Amended: 15 September 1999
Source ID: 22362
Building Class: Domestic
Location: 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.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The building probably belongs to the late C18 or early C19, perhaps established as a small encroachment on the ffridd. The tithe survey of 1839 shows it as a tiny freeholding of c2 acres (0.8 hectares). Abandoned and derelict on inspection.
A small dwelling built into the hillside. Rubble construction with remains of a very low-pitched slate roof, in part replaced by corrugated iron. The building is a loftless single storeyed dwelling, and comprises 2 units with no internal connection. The main living unit appears to have been that to the R, which retains a large gable end chimney. Advanced from the front wall adjacent to the chimney is a small projection (roofless on inspection) - perhaps originally a bed-alcove? Smaller unit to the L has smaller gable-end chimney. Doorways into each unit, and windows in front wall and L hand gable end.
Walls are 1.5m high, rising to 2.2m under the centre ridge. L hand unit retains remains of slate orthostatic partition near the fireplace, and a timber screen adjacent to the door. R hand unit has large fireplace with stone lintel. Single purlin roof with crude A-frame truss
Listed notwithstanding condition as one of the few extant examples of a loftless small holders dwelling - a notably rudimentary structure, and a rare survivor of a relatively primitive rural dwelling type.
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