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A Grade II Listed Building in Mawddwy, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7341 / 52°44'2"N

Longitude: -3.7148 / 3°42'53"W

OS Eastings: 284312

OS Northings: 316543

OS Grid: SH843165

Mapcode National: GBR 98.0S1J

Mapcode Global: WH67W.XJ7T

Entry Name: Braich-melyn

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22630

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The farmhouse lies on rising ground above Dolobran, and is reached by a continuation of the lane off the N side of the A470 passing Dolobran.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Mawddwy

Community: Mawddwy

Locality: Dinas Mawddwy

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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The house dates from the late C16 or early C17.


The house is built of local rubble and whitewashed, the farm building in line of heavy stone and galetted, all under a continuous slate roof with a gable stack at the W end. The house part is of 3 bays, one storey and attic. Boarded door in a heavy chamfered frame, and 2-light 2-paned timber windows with wooden lintels, the door and windows renewed in the 1990s. The farm range consists of a 3-bay roof over a cowhouse, with a lean-to extension at the front, and a stable door to the cowhouse.


The house consists of a major living-kitchen at the W end with a large inglenook stack and stair at the side, a cross passage from the front door, and formerly 2 rooms at the E end, a buttery and small parlour. Original plank and muntin partition. Collar beam trusses carrying two tiers of purlins.

The interior of the cowhouse has a collar beam truss, some timbers re-used, carrying purlins. The roofing is of thick slate, oak pegged in graded courses.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a late C16 or early C17 hill farmhouse of traditional form, with farm building in line, and one which has been very sensitively restored in the 1990s.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Dolobran
    Dolobran lies on the NE side of the widening valley of the Afon Cerist, where the valley turns to run in a more southerly direction.
  • II Pandy at Dolobran
    The pandy stands below and to the W of Dolobran farmhouse, in the valley bottom against the Afon Cerist.
  • II Fron-dirion
    The small farm stands on the steep slope of Foel Benddin, above Dolobran, and is reached by trackways leading up from the old road parallel and above the main road.
  • II Mynogau-isaf
    The building stands on a road formerly leading from Dinas Mawddwy W to Bwlch Oerddrws, later to be replaced by the present A470.
  • II Milepost
    The milepost is set in the NE verge of the old turnpike road from Mallwyd to Dolgellau, approximately 15m from the line of the present A470 SE of Pont Cerist.

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