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Gwyndy

A Grade II* Listed Building in Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8563 / 52°51'22"N

Longitude: -3.6669 / 3°40'0"W

OS Eastings: 287860

OS Northings: 330058

OS Grid: SH878300

Mapcode National: GBR 69.S3RM

Mapcode Global: WH67B.NG2N

Entry Name: Gwyndy

Listing Date: 31 January 2001

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24697

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set within its own grounds within the village, not far from the station.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bala

Community: Llanuwchllyn

Community: Llanuwchllyn

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

House built in 1907 for Sir Owen Morgan Edwards (1858-1920), a native of Llanuwchllyn. Edwards was a significant scholar and educationalist and served as first Chief Inspector of Schools, as well as being history tutor and Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and, for a short time, MP for Merioneth. He is regarded as having had an enormous influence on the promotion of Welsh language and culture at a particularly vulnerable time. Neuadd Wen (a pun on Whitehall, where he spent much time), was built by Edwards as his retirement home to designs by Samuel Evans, the County Architect. Gwyndy was split off from the main house in the post-War period.

Interior

The interior was not inspected at the time of survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed Grade II* as forming part of an Edwardian Arts and Crafts house of considerable sophistication by the architect Samuel Evans, retaining largely unaltered exterior and interior character; the home of Sir O M Edwards, historian, writer, MP and educationalist.

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