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A Grade II Listed Building in Corris, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.685 / 52°41'6"N

Longitude: -3.7871 / 3°47'13"W

OS Eastings: 279293

OS Northings: 311204

OS Grid: SH792112

Mapcode National: GBR 95.3S8K

Mapcode Global: WH681.SRSY

Entry Name: Llwydiarth

Listing Date: 6 December 1999

Last Amended: 6 December 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22724

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The farm stands on an eminence overlooking the Nant Llwydiarth to the E, now largely within forestry, and is reached by a winding farm road leading off the minor road from Aberllefenni to Aberangell.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Corris

Community: Corris

Locality: Aberllefenni

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Llwydiarth is a major farmstead, probably of sub-medieval origin. It consists of a downhill sited farmhouse, a parallel barn range on the S side, and a C19 cowhouse range at right angles on the W. The farmhouse appears to be of sub-medieval origin, perhaps early C17, and retains this early character though with C20 alterations to external detail.


The farmhouse is constructed of rubble and whitewashed, with a slate roof, and raised stone copings at the NE end. The W gable end clad in corrugated iron. One storey and attics, 5 structural bays, probably representing a 3-unit plan. Opposed doors between the upper pairs of windows; half-glazed to the S, boarded to the N within a corrugated iron lobby connecting to an outbuilding. On the S front, 3 window bays, with regularly spaced paned casement windows, but one small-paned cross window to the upper floor left of the door, and some metal windows of the 1950s, and one 16-pane sash window to the E kitchen with remains of a stone label over, and a similar label to the adjacent window. On the rear the fenestration is renewed, with one raking dormer within the roof.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a major farmhouse of probable sub-medieval origin, retaining a strong vernacular character in its plan form and some external detail, including labels over some windows and a coped gable end.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Farm building at Llwydiarth
    Llwydiarth farmstead lies in an enclave in forestry, NE of Aberllefenni. The farm building is immediately S and parallel to the farmhouse.
  • II Ratgoed Hall
    The house stands in its own well-planted grounds in the middle Ratgoed valley, and on a platform above the river, and was formerly the centre of a small slate-quarrying community. The stables lie to
  • II Dolgoed
    The house stands at the head of Cwm Ratgoed, near the left bank of Afon Ceiswyn.
  • II Ceiswyn
    The farm is the last dwelling in Cwm Ratgoed. It is sited uphill on a bank raised above the Afon Ceiswyn, and NW of Dugoed.

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