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A Grade II Listed Building in Mechell, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.3689 / 53°22'8"N

Longitude: -4.4731 / 4°28'23"W

OS Eastings: 235556

OS Northings: 388631

OS Grid: SH355886

Mapcode National: GBR HMBS.V2M

Mapcode Global: WH425.8L66

Entry Name: Twll-y-clawdd

Listing Date: 2 May 2001

Last Amended: 2 May 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25175

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In an isolated rural location reached by a road leading W of a country road S of Mynydd Mechell.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Amlwch

Community: Mechell

Community: Mechell

Locality: Llanfflewyn

Traditional County: Anglesey

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Early C19 one-and-a-half storey cottage. The cottage at Twll-y-clawdd is not marked on the Tithe Map of Llanfflewyn, 1841, and appears to be home for the blacksmith and smithy for the large adjacent farmstead of Tyn Llan; a total of over 216 acres (87.48 hectares) owned by Sir Richard Bulkeley Williams Bulkeley Esq. It is listed separately in the Census Returns for the same year, occupied by Jane Parry and Robert Edward, Blacksmith.


Linear range with one-and-a-half storey cottage and attached outhouse (now forming part of the accommodation). Pebbledash over stone. Slate roof, heavily grouted, with tiled copings. Rendered gable stacks with capping; L (S) stack is a large square stack with dripstones and capping. Cottage a 2-window range with widely spaced windows to either end and the doorway strongly offset to the L (S) between. Modern door in rendered gabled porch, ground floor windows are fixed 6-pane lights, 1st floor with small 2-pane top-hung casements set directly under the eaves; slate sills. The attached single-storey outhouse has a fixed 6-pane light to R (N); modern door to L (S). To the front of the house is an enclosed yard with a low rendered rubble wall and ornate wrought iron gates.


Modernised but retains the cambered bressumer over the inglenook; some exposed loft beams and the old steps to the loft.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an early C19 one-and-a-half-storey cottage, which demonstrates an intermediate phase of cottage development, falling between the lofted cottage of the C18 and the 2-storey house of the later C19, and which retains its vernacular character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Church of St Fflewyn
    In an isolated rural location close by the farmstead at Fferam-y-Llan and reached by the farmtrack leading W of a country road S of Mynydd Mechell.

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