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White Lion Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9032 / 52°54'11"N

Longitude: -3.923 / 3°55'22"W

OS Eastings: 270760

OS Northings: 335705

OS Grid: SH707357

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z.P1K8

Mapcode Global: WH55W.Q935

Entry Name: White Lion Inn

Listing Date: 27 February 2004

Last Amended: 27 February 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82546

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Set alongside the E side of the Pen y Garreg Street leading N out of the village of Trawsfynydd.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Trawsfynydd

Community: Trawsfynydd

Built-Up Area: Trawsfynydd

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Mid to late C19 public house. The village of Trawsfynydd developed as a quarrying community in the latter half of the C19.


Two storey public house, built of coursed, roughly dressed local stones including extremely long stones forming a continous lintel course across the ground floor openings. Slate roof with advanced eaves and rectangular stacks with dripstones and capping; there are gable stacks to either end and a single ridge stack offset to the R (S). The principal elevation faces the street to the W, the main door offset to the L (N) under a shallow overlight and is flanked by 4-pane horned sash windows; there is another (delivery) door at the far R (S) end and 3 similar first floor windows regularly spaced across the elevation.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a C19 public house that retains good traditional character, contemporary with the main phase of the development of the village.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Statue of Hedd Wyn
    In a slightly elevated position at the W side of Pen y Garreg Street, in the centre of the village of Trawsfynydd.
  • II Capel Moriah Fro
    In a prominent location, within a railed enclosure, raised above the W side of Pen y Garreg Street in the centre of the village of Trawsfynydd.
  • II Church of St Madryn
    Within a walled churchyard which has a lychgate to SW; at the NW side of the square along Church Street.
  • II Pont Trawsfynydd
    Spanning the Afon Prysor at the S end of the village of Maentwrog and carrying Fronwynion Street, which leads into the village directly off the A470.
  • II Milepost by Fron-oleu
    Set alongside the E side of the A470 S of Fron-oleu; to S of the village of Trawsfynydd
  • II Hayban and cowhouse at Berth-ddu
    Close to the west side of the A470, to the NE of the house at Berth-ddu, detached from the main farmyard.
  • II* Yr Ysgwrn Farmhouse, stable and cartshed
    Sited on rising ground on the S side of Cwm Prysor and reached via a farm track off the road from Trawsfynydd.

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