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Melin y Glyn

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandrillo, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 52.9332 / 52°55'59"N

Longitude: -3.4206 / 3°25'14"W

OS Eastings: 304611

OS Northings: 338250

OS Grid: SJ046382

Mapcode National: GBR 6M.M9KW

Mapcode Global: WH786.FJCQ

Entry Name: Melin y Glyn

Listing Date: 3 October 2003

Last Amended: 3 October 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81889

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Located off a lane which runs E from the B4401 at Pont yr Hendwr following the Afon Llynor. The complex is set down from the N side of the lane. The mill bounds the E side of a yard, which contains

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llandrillo

Community: Llandrillo

Locality: Melin y Glyn

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Water-powered corn mill built in 2 phases. Shown on the tithe map of 1843, although its exact form is not clear. A lintel, presumably in the later block, is said to be dated 1854.

The mill race approaches from the SE in a well-preserved stone-lined leat. It originally led to a wheel against the S gable end of the earlier block. The later block was added over its tail race, but the subsequent layout of machinery is not clear. Disused since 1929. In 1983 the mill contained one small millstone; there were originally 3 or 4 pairs.


L-shaped 2-storey mill building constructed of random stone under corrugated asbestos roofs. Windows and doors in original positions, renewed in early C20 with concrete lintels; metal-framed windows with ventilators, stone sills. The earliest block is orientated N-S, the later block added to its SW and orientated E-W.

The front of the earlier range, facing W, has split doors to L and an upper storey window to R. Its rear (E) side has a central raised doorway with split doors. The S gable end was altered when the later block was constructed; the ridge of its hipped roof is continuous with the later range. This elevation has a boarded hatch at mid-level. No openings to N gable end.

The W gable end of the later block has a doorway to L reached by stone steps, infilled with corrugated iron sheeting. Window to its R and another aligned above. No openings to S side; N side not seen.


No access to interior at time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an increasingly rare example of a C19 mill building in a rural setting, retaining its industrial form and character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pen y bryn
    Located off a lane which runs E from the B4401 at Pont yr Hendwr, following and then crossing the Afon Llynor. Set back from the N side of the lane in a slightly raised position surrounded by gardens
  • II Pont yr Hendwr
    Carrying the B4401 over the Afon Lynor, approx 1.7km N of Llandrillo. The Llynor is a tributary of the River Dee.
  • II Hendwr Barn
    Located on the W side of the road approx 1.7km N of the village, and immediately SW of Pont yr Hendwr. The gable end faces the road.
  • II* Plas-yn-Faerdref
    Located off the E side of the road, in a slightly raised position, approx 2km N of Llandrillo.
  • II Hendwr
    Located off the W side of the road and approx 2.3km N of the village. Reached down a long tree-lined avenue which leads from Pont yr Hendwr. The front faces E, with gardens to sides and rear.
  • II War Memorial
    Located on grass in front of the Community Hall.
  • II Pont Lladrillo
    Carrying the High Street over the Afon Ceidiog on the E side of the village.
  • II Rhyd y Glafes
    Located off the B4401 road, approximately 1.5km S of Cynwyd village.

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