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A Grade II Listed Building in Mawddwy, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7568 / 52°45'24"N

Longitude: -3.6279 / 3°37'40"W

OS Eastings: 290232

OS Northings: 318925

OS Grid: SH902189

Mapcode National: GBR 6C.ZF6L

Mapcode Global: WH67R.7YNZ

Entry Name: Ty-isaf

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22621

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The building fronts the main N-S road through the valley on the E side, just S of the village centre of Llanymawddwy.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Mawddwy

Community: Mawddwy

Locality: Llanymawddwy

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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The building, including the shopfront, is probably of the mid-later C19.


House with village store attached aligned along the road, built of coursed rubble with a slate roof. Two storeys, 2 bays, with a shop in the single storey extension to the left. Boarded door to the house on strap hinges, set within a slate slab open fronted porch with a gabled slate roof and shaped bargeboards. Two-light 4-pane casement windows to each floor, with a further window over the porch. Slate lintels to the ground floor openings, timber to the first floor. Gable stacks with drip courses and neck drip course. To the left, a small shopfront containing a bowed and paned shop window, and, to its left, a door with plain overlight bearing the gilded inscription Wm THOMAS, the whole shopfront confined within 3 panelled pilasters with outset heads supporting a weatherboard. Further to the left, a cartshed with two pitching doors set in a small raised gabled dormer. Lean-to added to the rear of the house, partly glazed.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved substantial C19 village house with associated shop and store. The shop retains a fine front.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Tan-y-graean
    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.
  • 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-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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