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A Grade II Listed Building in Mawddwy, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7569 / 52°45'24"N

Longitude: -3.6282 / 3°37'41"W

OS Eastings: 290215

OS Northings: 318945

OS Grid: SH902189

Mapcode National: GBR 6C.Z75F

Mapcode Global: WH67R.7YJV

Entry Name: Tan-y-graean

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22619

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The two cottages, Tan-y-graean and the adjoining cottage to the N are situated above and on the E side of the main road through the valley, opposite Ty-isaf, south of the centre of Llanymawddwy.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Mawddwy

Community: Mawddwy

Locality: Llanymawddwy

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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One of a pair of cottages, probably built by the Estate of Sir William Roberts MD FRS of Bryn Hall who bought the Buckley Estate in 1876. The cottage was probably erected towards the end of the C19.


Tan-y-graean has the central entrance door enclosed in a gabled porch, with the door re-fixed to the outside. The gable end stack is rebuilt.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well preserved pair of estate cottages in a simple vernacular style, representative of the improvements carried out by a benevolent estate in the later C19.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pen-y-graean
    The two cottages, Tan-y-graean and Pen-y-graean to the N are set above the main road through the valley, S of the centre of the village.
  • II Ty-isaf
    The building fronts the main N-S road through the valley on the E side, just S of the village centre of Llanymawddwy.
  • II Ty-uchaf
    The house stands just beyond the SW side of the churchyard, fronting the main road running along the NW side of the Dyfi valley.
  • II Church of St Tydecho
    The church stands in a raised oval churchyard, by the road leading NE through the Cwm Dyfi, NE of Dinas Mawddwy.
  • II Lloyd Chest Tomb at the Church of St Tydecho
    The chest tomb stands in the angle between the porch and the S wall of the nave.
  • II Farm building at Wern-gau
    Wern-gau farm lies on the left bank of the upper Dyfi, above Llanymawddwy. The farm building stands across the farm access road, approximately 30m S of the S gable end of the house.
  • II Wern-gau
    The farm is located on the SE side of the upper Dyfi valley, and is reached by a trackway from Pont-y-pumryd on the main valley road N of Llanymawddwy.
  • II* Bryn Hall
    The house stands in its own grounds below the main road through the Dyfi valley, approximately 520m N of Llanymawddwy.

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