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A Grade II Listed Building in Mawddwy, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7135 / 52°42'48"N

Longitude: -3.6901 / 3°41'24"W

OS Eastings: 285925

OS Northings: 314211

OS Grid: SH859142

Mapcode National: GBR 99.203Y

Mapcode Global: WH683.9212

Entry Name: Trigfan

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22597

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the E side of the road through Minllyn to Ysgol Gynradd Dinas Mawddwy.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Dinas Mawddwy

Community: Mawddwy

Community: Mawddwy

Locality: Minllyn

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Minllyn is a planned village associated with the anticipated expansion of industrial enterprises in the Mawddwy area, particularly the development of the slate industry. This was first established around 1800, including some metal extraction, proceeded with the development of a tramway to connect to the Mawddwy Railway, brought to Aberangell after 1865. The impetus came from Edmund Buckley, whose father, a wealthy Manchester industrialist, purchased the estate in 1856. He intended to develop Dinas Mawddwy as a model village, with new education facilities, a hotel, and chapels, served by the railway which was officially opened in 1868, the year he was elevated to the baronetage. Once the main road was diverted out of Dinas Mawddwy, Buckley built a mansion, Plas Dinas in 1864-7, Minllyn Cottages, 1868, and Mawddwy Terraces, 1870-76, all for his estate and industrial workers.


The house has a C20 hardwood door, but retains the orignal unhorned windows.

Reasons for Listing

Included, notwithstanding alterations to some doors and windows, as one of a group of buildings in Minllyn retaining robust mountain gothic character and demonstrating the hopes of a wealthy indsutrialist to establish a planned town based economically on local industries, in mid Wales. Part of a carefully planned estate village, and of group value with other buildings in Minllyn.

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