Oerddwr-Uchaf ('Oerddwr' - 'cold water', 'Uchaf' - 'upper') - the birthplace of William Francis Hughes, the bard 'William Oerddwr' (1879-1966). Grade ll listed. Located high up on an isolated hillside above Beddgelert, within view of Pen-y-Gaer hillfort.
William made his living as a farm labourer, and spent sometime working in the USA, according to Eric Jones. His cousin and fellow bard - Thomas Herbert Parry-Williams who was a conscientious objector during WW1, often stayed here, perhaps to escape the hatred that was being directed towards him during this time. It is said that you can find T H Parry's initials carved into one of the joists inside the house.