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Dinas Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandygai, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1954 / 53°11'43"N

Longitude: -4.0848 / 4°5'5"W

OS Eastings: 260825

OS Northings: 368509

OS Grid: SH608685

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.2Q77

Mapcode Global: WH548.7Y46

Entry Name: Dinas Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 May 2000

Last Amended: 2 December 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23386

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated in roadside position on minor road running roughly parallel with the Afon Ogwen to north-east of Tregarth; low rubblestone wall with stone-on-edge coping to front and separating the farmhouse

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Llandygai (Llandyg√°i)

Community: Llandygai

Locality: Tregarth

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built c1850 as part of Edward Douglas-Pennant's considerable efforts to improve the Penrhyn Estate, to which he had succeeded in 1840. Colonel Douglas-Pennant first gave notice to his tenants of his intention to improve through his agent, James Wyatt's address "To the Farming Tenantry of the Penrhyn Estate", printed in 1843.


Small 2-storey farmhouse in simple 'vernacular revival' style presenting L-plan to road. Uncoursed rubblestone to sides and rear with regularly coursed and dressed blocks and slate-stone voussoirs to front; large slate roof with deep overhanging verges and carved purlin ends. Front has gable projecting to left with 3-light window on ground floor and 2-light window directly above, both with slightly cambered heads and slate cills; similar 3-light window to main range on right of lean-to timber porch in angle with gable. Prominent stepped and rendered integral end stack to right of main range and similar ridge stack towards back of gabled range, which is hipped to rear, with another stack behind. Left return of gabled range has 2-light window on each floor towards back.


Interior not inspected at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an essentially unaltered mid-C19 small estate farmhouse of the simple 'vernacular revival' style particularly favoured by the Penrhyn Estate in the decades immediately after c1850; forms a good group with contemporary farmbuildings adjoining.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Hay Barn at Dinas
    Located to the east of Pen Dinas Farmhouse; cobbled yard between it and the cowhouse/stables directly to the west.
  • II Cowhouse/Stables at Dinas
    Located immediately to the east of Pen Dinas Farmhouse; cobbled yards between it and the farmhouse and between it and the barn to the east.
  • II ,5,Tal Gae,Tregarth,Bangor,,LL57 4AF,23294
    Located on south-west side of Tal Gae, set back from the road with lawn in front and C20 houses behind; attached to the left end of the original cottage is a large C20 'chalet' bungalow addition.
  • II Halfway Bridge (partly in Llandygai community)
    Spanning the Afon Ogwen on a sharp bend of the A 5 approximately 2.5km north of Bethesda near the junction with the minor road to Tregarth.
  • II Halfway Bridge (partly in Llanllechid community)
    Spanning the Afon Ogwen on a sharp bend of the A 5 approximately 2.5km north of Bethesda near the junction with the minor road to Tregarth.
  • II Pandy Newydd
    Situated in isolated rural position in wooded grounds reached by a long track running off the east side of the A5 south of Halfway Bridge.
  • II Caeherfyn Cottage
    Situated in roadside position directly at right-angles to minor road running northwards from Tregarth towards the A 5; garden to north is separated from small area immediately in front of cottage by l
  • II Outbuildings at Pandy Newydd
    Situated directly to the east of Pandy Newydd.

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