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Maes Mawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllyfni, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0381 / 53°2'17"N

Longitude: -4.2765 / 4°16'35"W

OS Eastings: 247460

OS Northings: 351402

OS Grid: SH474514

Mapcode National: GBR 5H.DRN0

Mapcode Global: WH43T.8WTT

Entry Name: Maes Mawr

Listing Date: 21 July 2000

Last Amended: 21 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23667

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located in a low-land setting at the end of a track off Lon Ty Gwyn approximately 0.5km south-east of Llanllyfni.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanllyfni

Community: Llanllyfni

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Not shown on the 1840 Tithe Map, the cottage is likely to have been built shortly afterwards; the former cowhouse attached to the left gable end is now part of the domestic accommodation; later lean-tos on left and rear.


Single-storey, 2-room plan with former cowhouse attached to left gable end and later lean-tos on left and rear. Painted roughly coursed rubblestone; slate roof with integral end stack to right and roughly central ridge stack at junction with former cowhouse. 3 renewed 16-paned sashes, 2 on left and one to right of entrance, all with slate cills. Gabled open porch with round-headed outer arch and inner plank door.


2-room plan interior retains plank screen immediately to left of entrance in larger room.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a mid-C19 smallholder's cottage retaining its original linear plan-form (notwithstanding conversion of cowhouse) and good-quality detail; the cottage is a good example of a locally significant building type continuing into the mid-C19 and forming part of a distinctive mountain-edge settlement pattern.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Dol-wenith
    Located in a low-land position on the eastern side of Lon ty Gwyn, a minor no-through road running eastwards from Llanllyfni.
  • II Former Cowhouse to Dol-wenith
    Situated immediately to the north of Dol-wenith.
  • II Pigsties at Dol-wenith
    Situated to the north-west of Dol-wenith.
  • II ,70,Ffordd Rhedyw (Rhedyw Road),Llanllyfni,Caernarfon,,LL54 6SG,23661
    Located in centre of village on the east side of Ffordd Rhedyw (Rhedyw Road).
  • II Ty Mawr
    Approximately 250m north of Nebo, set back to the south of the road within original small field system.
  • II Bryn Eglwys
    Located in the village of Llanllyfni on the south-east side of Ffordd Rhedyw (Rhedyw Road) directly opposite the Church of St Rhedyw.
  • II Milestone
    Located on the south-east side of Ffordd Rhedyw (Rhedyw Road) in Llanllyfni to the north-east of the Church of St Rhedyw; set in a rubblestone boundary wall.
  • II* Church of St Rhedyw
    Prominently sited on a corner on Ffordd Rhedyw within a raised rubble-walled churchyard on sloping ground down towards the Afon Lyfni.

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