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Water Gauge House on Weir below Lake Vyrnwy Dam

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanwddyn, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7599 / 52°45'35"N

Longitude: -3.4554 / 3°27'19"W

OS Eastings: 301883

OS Northings: 319027

OS Grid: SJ018190

Mapcode National: GBR 6L.Z14C

Mapcode Global: WH67T.WWRK

Entry Name: Water Gauge House on Weir below Lake Vyrnwy Dam

Listing Date: 26 February 2003

Last Amended: 26 February 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80938

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: On the south bank of the River Vyrnwy about 200 m below the dam, beside a public path.

County: Powys

Community: Llanwddyn

Community: Llanwddyn

Locality: Lake Vyrnwy Dam

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

A water gauge house on the weir beneath the Vyrnwy dam, part of the original reservoir works.

Exterior

A timber-framed apparatus house about 2 m by 3 m, with a tile roof. Timber frame painted brown with white panels. Two-light mullion and transom windows on all four faces; boarded door in addition on the south face. The framing stands on two courses of red plinth bricks and a rock-faced slate base.

Reasons for Listing

A small building forming part of the original Vyrnwy Dam works, in a picturesque style reflecting the architecture of the new Llanwddyn village.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bryn Vyrnwy
    At north side of the village street about 400 m from the south west end of the Vyrnwy Dam.
  • II Telephone Call-box near Bryn Vyrnwy
    At the north side of the village street about 50 m west of Bryn Vyrnwy.
  • II No. 5 Glyndu, Llanwddyn
    To the south side of the village road about 300 m from the south-east end of the Vyrnwy Dam.
  • II No. 6 Glyndu, Llanwddyn
    To the south side of the village road about 300 m from the south-east end of the Vyrnwy Dam.
  • II No. 1 Glyndu, Llanwddyn
    To the south side of the village road about 300 m from the south-east end of the Vyrnwy Dam.
  • II No. 2 Glyndu, Llanwddyn
    To the south side of the village road about 300 m from the south-east end of the Vyrnwy Dam.
  • II No. 3 Glyndu, Llanwddyn
    To the south side of the village road about 300 m from the south-east end of the Vyrnwy Dam.
  • II No. 4 Glyndu, Llanwddyn
    To the south side of the village road about 300 m from the south-east end of the Vyrnwy Dam.

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