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A Grade II Listed Building in Mawddwy, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7312 / 52°43'52"N

Longitude: -3.6593 / 3°39'33"W

OS Eastings: 288050

OS Northings: 316129

OS Grid: SH880161

Mapcode National: GBR 9B.11NV

Mapcode Global: WH67X.RMN2

Entry Name: Ty'n-y-ffordd

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22603

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The cottage lies alongside the main road through the valley on the right bank of the Afon Dyfi, approximately 1200m from the Aber Cywarth road junction.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Mawddwy

Community: Mawddwy

Locality: Dinas Mawddwy

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Built probably in the C18 to a traditional plan of farmhouse and farm building in line, owned in 1842 by Sir Watkin William Wynne and occupied by a Hugh Jones. Extended at some time (perhaps early C19) by an additional farmbuilding, still in-line with the original range.


The house is built of rubble, and whitewashed, the attached farm building, probably a cowhouse, in line, built of coursed slate stone. Slate roof with blue ridge tiles on the dwelling, corrugated iron on the farm building. The building is on a traditional end-stack plan, with the entrance lobby against the stack opening to the main living kitchen, and an inner room, now extended into the earlier farm building. Boarded door with a timber lintel over. Two light casement windows with a small 4-pane to the attic set in a small flush gable. Two small dormer windows in the rear roof slope and flush roof lights. The opening to the former farm building, perhaps a cowhouse or stable, has a new glazed door on to the road. The house is extended to the rear under a lean-to roof to provide a kitchen. The farm building at the NE end consists of a cowhouse or stable with loft over, and has a ventilation slit opening to the left of the central boarded door, and a further ventilation slit to the loft under the eaves. A further opening is set in the gable end.


The interior is modernised. The centre is timber framed, with the tie beam extending through the front wall.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a small farmstead of traditional form built on enclosed road verge, perhaps an encroachment, and a building still retaining the character of the C18 or early C19 period, with buildings characteristically in-line.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II (Hen) Ty'n y coed
    The cottage lies on a raised bank behind the later Plas Ty'n-y-coed, in the centre of the valley.
  • II Farm building at Troed-y-rhiw
    Treod y-rhiw is against the road leading NE through the upper Dyfi valley. The farm building is adjacent and at right angles to the lower gable end of the farmhouse, across the steep slope of the val
  • II Troed-y-rhiw
    The farm lies within the Dyfi valley, NE of Dinas Mawddwy, beside the road running along the SW side of the valley.
  • II Llanerch
    Llanerch in the centre of the upper Dyfi valley, below the road running along the NW side of the valley from Cwm Cywarch to Llanymawddwy.

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