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Yr Efail

A Grade II Listed Building in Corris, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.6541 / 52°39'14"N

Longitude: -3.8409 / 3°50'27"W

OS Eastings: 275568

OS Northings: 307854

OS Grid: SH755078

Mapcode National: GBR 92.5YT1

Mapcode Global: WH572.ZK44

Entry Name: Yr Efail

Listing Date: 6 December 1999

Last Amended: 6 December 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22751

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house is built gable on to the road rising up from the crossing of the Afon Dulas to the centre of Corris.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Corris

Community: Corris

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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The building appears to have been originally single storey or one storey and loft, built in the early-mid C19, probably as the blacksmith's house, and extended up to 2 floors in the later C19. A shadow of the earlier building can be seen in the gable end.


Built of local stone rubble, with a slate roof. Two storeys, 2 bays. The front elevation faces SE across the garden. Four-panelled door set slightly off-centre, and 4-paned horned sash windows, two to each floor, with rough stone lintels. Stone stacks with drip courses. One metal framed small paned window to the upper floor at the rear.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as one of the earlier buildings that form the nucleus of Corris, retaining vernacular character, and clear evidence of its early origins and development.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Tan-y-bryn
    The house is built across the slope, end on to the street, facing NW towards Nos 1 and 2 Pant-y-celyn.
  • II Pant-y-celyn
    The building forms a short row with No 1, at right angles to Minffordd Street, at the centre of Corris, and facing E across a small garden to a roadway running down to the river.
  • II Pant-y-celyn
    Nos 1 and 2 Pant-y-celyn are two cottages in a row off Minffordd Street, behind the properties fronting Bridge Street in the centre of the village.
  • II Railway Overbridge
    The overbridge carried the former Corris Railway over the Nant Deri, in the centre of Corris village.
  • II The Slater's Arms
    The inn is on the corner of Bridge Street and the road running up from the bridge over the Afon Dulas crossing Bridge Street and continuing to the NW.
  • II Idris House
    The building stands in a conspicuous position in the main street of the village, adjoining Capel Salem on the right.
  • II Corris Institute
    The Institute is built at the lowest point of the main street, on the W side of the road and near the S bank of the Afon Deri, at the centre of the village,
  • II Capel Salem including front wall and railings
    The chapel, which is the last surviving working chapel in the town, stands well back from the main street in the centre of Corris.

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