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Penrhyn-Dyfi

A Grade II Listed Building in Pennal, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5995 / 52°35'58"N

Longitude: -3.862 / 3°51'43"W

OS Eastings: 273988

OS Northings: 301816

OS Grid: SH739018

Mapcode National: GBR 91.9CST

Mapcode Global: WH578.NX5K

Entry Name: Penrhyn-Dyfi

Listing Date: 25 May 2000

Last Amended: 25 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23325

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house stands prominently on a bank overlooking the road and the estuary of the Dovey, approximately 450m W of the Pont-ar-ddyfi.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Pennal

Community: Pennal

Locality: Penrhyn-Dyfi

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

The house was probably built in the early C19, and appears on the tithe map of 1841, then owned by Sir John Edwards, Bt. In 1906 it was occupied by John Parry.

Exterior

A tall house of pebbledashed and painted stone, with a slate roof. Three storeys, double pile plan of 3 window bays at the front, with a symmetrical S front about a central entrance. Six-panelled part-glazed panelled doors set within a Tuscan portico of sandstone. To either side, 4-light paned windows set in openings with cambered heads. Above, on both upper floors, 12-paned unhorned sash windows set deep in the openings. Modillion eaves cornice, returned a short distance on both gable ends to form, with the raking cornices, an open pediment on both gables. This has sash windows on all three floors either side of the part-external chimney stack. At the W end, a 2-storey service wing in line, and a continuous lean-to at the rear.

Interior

The front entrance leads to a quarry tiled narrow hallway with reception rooms each side and a dog-leg stair with balusters and turned newel at the end. Six-panelled doors.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a fine farmhouse of some architectural sophistication and gentry status, prominently sited in relation to the Dovey valley

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pigsty Range at Penrhyn-dyfi
    The pigsty range is set at right angles at the N end of the long cowhouse range, NW of the house.
  • II Farm Range at Penrhyn-dyfi
    The range of farm buildings lies immediately W of the main house, and provides a wall to the front garden on this side.
  • II Milestone
    The milestone is set back in the bank of the garden retaining wall of Penrhyn-Dyfi.
  • II Pen-y-bont Cottages
    On the N bridgehead of the Pont-ar-Ddyfi facing S across the river towards Machynlleth.
  • II Dovey Cottage, Pen-y-bont Cottages
    On the N bridgehead of the Pont-ar-Ddyfi facing S across the river towards Machynlleth.
  • II Pen-y-bont Cottages
    On the N bridgehead of the Pont-ar-Ddyfi facing S across the river towards Machynlleth.
  • II Pen-y-bont Cottages
    On the N bridgehead of the Pont-ar-Ddyfi facing S across the river towards Machynlleth.
  • II* Pont-ar-Dyfi (Partly in Corris community)
    Spanning the River Dyfi to N of the town, linking Powys with Gwynedd, Montgomeryshire with Meirioneth.

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