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Tyddyn Berth

A Grade II Listed Building in Bontnewydd, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1046 / 53°6'16"N

Longitude: -4.2598 / 4°15'35"W

OS Eastings: 248814

OS Northings: 358761

OS Grid: SH488587

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.8HP2

Mapcode Global: WH43M.J7R9

Entry Name: Tyddyn Berth

Listing Date: 11 September 2012

Last Amended: 11 September 2012

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87658

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated at the end of a farm track on the north side of a minor road from Bontnewydd to Rhostryfan.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Bontnewydd

Community: Bontnewydd

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Farmhouse and outbuildings, probably of the earlier C19 although documentary evidence suggests that a building had existed on the site from at least the later C18.


Farmhouse with outbuilding and cow house in-line. Constructed from rubble stone with slate hanging to the main house, roughcast to attached outbuilding and massive boulders to the cow house, reflecting a hierarchy in the use of materials and the function of each building.

Slate roofs, rendered gable chimney stacks and small pane sash windows. 3-bay 2 storey farmhouse with single storey outbuilding and lower single storey cow house attached to right on a N-S axis. Farmhouse with slate hung main W facing elevation with central planked door with plain small paned overlight, 12-pane sash windows. Single storey outbuilding to right, roughcast with single door, 9-pane window and small gable stack. 3-bay limewashed cow house range further to right, bay to furthest right a later extension. Further outbuilding to front, formerly a stable with later extension to side retaining evidence of water powered machinery.

To rear exposed rubble masonry with 3 12-pane sashes to first floor of the house, offset to left, and ground floor with 8-pane fixed casement to left and single modern window to extreme right. Small rooflight to single storey outbuilding. 3 bay gabled outbuildings to rear of cow-house range and enclosing yard walls also included.


Unaltered internal layout comprising central stair-hall with plain balusters and turned newel to stair. Kitchen to left with framed fireplace and pantry to right with slate floor (probably extending throughout kitchen). Parlour to right with slate fireplace with heavy corbels. 4-panel doors, picture rails and skirting throughout.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special architectural interest as a well preserved farmhouse and attached outbuildings of the early-mid C19, a good example of a small vernacular farm complex constructed in the Georgian tradition.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bethel Chapel and attached cottages [Rhoslwyn and Bethel House)
    Situated by minor road junction at Rhos Isaf, the chapel and cottages have a low rubblestone wall with stone-on-edge coping to the front, the section in front of the chapel lower with slate coping and
  • II Bridge at Plas-y-bryn
    The bridge carries the road to Plas-y-Bryn over the Afon Gwyrfai some 400m E of the A487, SE of the centre of Bontnewydd.
  • II Tafarn Hen (The Old Tavern)
    Located on the west side of the A 487 at the junction with the minor road running westwards to the Church of St Gwyndaf; low rubblestone wall to front.
  • II Cae Hen
    Remote rural location close to the route of the former Welsh Highland Railway, reached by a track off the no-through road running south-eastwards from Bontnewydd; the farmhouse sits in a garden with l
  • II Pentre Uchaf
    Situated on the E side of the A487 in Bontnewydd, some 170m S of the bridge over the Afon Gwyrfai.
  • II Craigafon
    Situated on the E side of the A487 in Bontnewydd, some 140m S of the bridge over the Afon Gwyrfai.
  • II Plas Dinas
    Situated at the end of a 700m minor road running W off the A487 some 600m S of the bridge over the Afon Gwyrfai in Bontnewydd.
  • II Tan-y-ffynnon
    Situated on its own by roadside in pasture fields, enclosed by a hedge and rubblestone wall; traditional cottage garden on entrance side and large slate slab path and external privy to rear.

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