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Bryn or Penlan flats

A Grade II Listed Building in Maentwrog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9452 / 52°56'42"N

Longitude: -3.9881 / 3°59'17"W

OS Eastings: 266510

OS Northings: 340490

OS Grid: SH665404

Mapcode National: GBR 5W.LHQK

Mapcode Global: WH55N.Q73J

Entry Name: Bryn or Penlan flats

Listing Date: 25 February 2005

Last Amended: 25 February 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83990

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In an elevated position, set back from the E side of Bull Street in the village of Maentwrog; to ESE of the Church of St. Twrog. Bryn is located to S of Penlan.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Maentwrog

Community: Maentwrog

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Probably mid C19, probably contemporary with, or built shortly after, the adjacent house at Penlan. Not marked on the tithe map of the parish, 1840, but built on part of Tir y Llan, owned by Louisa J Oakeley of Plas Tan-y-bwlch and occupied by Cadwaladr Evans. Although the house is not shown on the tithe map the steps leading up to the house are indicated which suggests that the house was either under construction, or planned at the time of the survey.
Offered up for sale in the auction of the Plas Tan-y-bwlch estate, 1910, in Lot 12 'The Picturesque Rural Village of Maentwrog'. The property was described as Penlan - a four-storeyed house, let in floors, occupied by sundry tenants, for an annual rent of £10-0s-0d (£10.00).

Exterior

Tall, 4-storey, 3-window building, in the Georgian tradition characteristic of the first phases of improvement on the estate; former servant's quarters and now flats. Built of mortared rubble masonry with large stones as quoins and lintels. Broad rectangular stone stacks with dripstones and capping.
The principal elevation faces the road to W; a 3-window range with widely spaced openings; windows are horned sashes with slate sills, the lower storeys are 16-pane and the top floor has small 8-pane lights set under the eaves.. At the N end of the range there is an acutely angled NW corner and the N gable has moulded labels in position for each window to the top 3 storeys, though no windows appear to have ever been inserted. Entry to the flats is via doorways along the rear (E) wall, and there is a mix of sash and casement windows along with a tall fixed light of 24-panes (presumably lighting the stairs) at the far R (N) end; top floor openings have moulded labels.
At the opposite (S) gable there are dripstones over the roof of the adjacent cottage range. The cottage is a 2-storey, 5-window range with the doorway offset to far L (N) in a gabled porch. The walls and the single rectangular ridge stack are grit rendered; the slate roof has a tiled ridge. Windows along the range are modern timber casements, small windows to rear.

Interior

The interior was not inspected at the time of the survey (June/July 2003).

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good C19 building that was purpose built to accommodate several tenants or servants for the adjacent properties in the adjacent houses. Forms an integral component of the group of houses set above Bull Street and a group with the other buildings in the centre of the estate village of Maentwrog.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Argraig
    In an elevated position, set back from the E side of Bull Street in the village of Maentwrog; to ESE of the Church of St. Twrog. Arcraig is set to the rear of, and between Penlan and Bryn.
  • II Steps up to Penlan, with flanking walls
    On the E side of Bull Street in the village of Maentwrog S of the War Memorial
  • II Penlan including attached cottage formerly known as Dwyfor.
    In an elevated position, set back from the E side of Bull Street in the village of Maentwrog; to ESE of the Church of St. Twrog.
  • II Cartref
    Set alongside the W side of Bull Street (A496) in the village of Maentwrog; located to SE of Church of St. Twrog at the rear of Llys Twrog.
  • II Llys Twrog
    Set at right angles to the W side of Bull Street (A496) in the centre of the village of Maentwrog; to SE of the Church of St. Twrog.
  • II Bron-y-wern
    Set back slightly from the W side of Bull Street (A496) in the centre of the village of Maentwrog; to S of Pen-y-Bryn and the lychgate to the Church of St. Twrog.
  • II Lychgate to Church of St. Twrog
    Set along the W side of Bull Street (A496) in the centre of the village of Maentwrog; located between Neuadd Llewelyn and Pen-y-Bryn.
  • II Pen-y-Bryn
    Set alongside the W side of Bull Street (A496) in the centre of the village of Maentwrog; directly ESE of the Church of St. Twrog.

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