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Bryn Hyfryd

A Grade II Listed Building in Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.2959 / 52°17'45"N

Longitude: -3.9224 / 3°55'20"W

OS Eastings: 268997

OS Northings: 268156

OS Grid: SN689681

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z.XGWZ

Mapcode Global: VH4G0.YKRB

Entry Name: Bryn Hyfryd

Listing Date: 15 July 2004

Last Amended: 15 July 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82949

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on E side of lane to Swyddfynnon, some 1.2 km S of Ty'nygraig.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Ystrad Meurig

Community: Ystrad Meurig

Community: Ystrad Meurig

Locality: Tynygraig

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Mid C19 house in late Georgian style, said to have been a vicarage. Named Mount Pleasant on OS map of 1885.


House, former vicarage, rubble stone, slate roof with paired brackets to eaves, overhanging gable verges and stuccoed end stacks. Two-storey, three-window range with large sixteen-pane sashes and central doorway with one slate-covered stone step up. Six-panel door, upper four panels fielded, and lattice-pattern overlight. Cut slate window sills and brick voussoirs over openings. Hipped veranda with boarded soffit, supported on four plain thin iron columns. Left gable end is whitewashed with 9-pane sash to first floor left, over twelve-pane sash with slightly cambered brick head. Rear is rendered with twelve-pane sash each floor at left.
Low service wing with attic to rear right, whitewashed rubble, slate roof, and stone end stack topped by later brick stack. Rear lean-to extending slightly forward of left end wall of main house. Front has doorway in angle to main house and 9-pane sash to right, with stone voussoirs over. Gable end has four-pane casement at attic height to left and nine-pane casement end-wall of lean-to addition, in former doorway. Lean-to has rear 12-pane centre window, and there is a C20 dormer in rear roof.


Entering rear door into service wing reveals flagged floor with board partition making small lobby and boarded ceiling with joists of pine scantling. The main portion of the house has six-panelled doors throughout, a tiled hallway with a dogleg stair boarded below and with stick balusters. At the top of the stairs is an eliptical arch resting on pilasters.?

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-proportioned and well-detailed house in late Georgian style.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Coach-house and stable at Bryn Hyfryd
    Situated on left of entrance to Bryn Hyfryd, backing onto road.
  • II Rhydgaled
    Situated on B4340 some 750m S of Tynygraig, in junction with by-road which runs W to Lledrod.
  • II Brynmehefin
    Situated at the end of 400m track, approximately 1km NW of Swyddfynnon.
  • II Ffos
    Situated some 400m NW of Swyddfynnon at the end of a 200m track W from road to Tynygraig.
  • II Plas Caradog
    Situated on E side of B4340 in hamlet of Tynygraig.
  • II* Edward Richard Old Grammar School
    Situated set back from road to W of St John's Church.
  • II Church of Saint John
    Situated within churchyard on N side of B4340 next to Edward Richard Grammar School.
  • II Hafodygofaint Uchaf
    Situated some 700m E of Tynygraig, reached by long track from Pengelli farm NE of village.

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