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Post Office and house

A Grade II Listed Building in Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.939 / 52°56'20"N

Longitude: -4.1414 / 4°8'28"W

OS Eastings: 256190

OS Northings: 340097

OS Grid: SH561400

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.LVWQ

Mapcode Global: WH55L.CD48

Entry Name: Post Office and house

Listing Date: 30 March 1951

Last Amended: 26 September 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4440

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the N end of a terrace of 4 houses fronting the street.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Porthmadog

Community: Porthmadog

Locality: Tremadog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Tremadog was the creation of William Madocks (1773-1828), the first phase of which was built in the first decade of the C19 century. Nos 8-16 Church Street were probably built in the mid C19 as they are not shown on the 1842 Tithe map, although in 1813 Richard Fenton saw 'the elevation of a new street that is to face the new church'. The houses are shown on the 1871 Tremadog estate plan.

Exterior

Belongs to a group of 8-16 Church Street, Tremadog.

A terrace of four 2-storey houses and a shop of various rendered fronts, slate roofs and 4 stone stacks (there is no L end stack). The details of the houses differ, and have mostly later C19 fronts. Nos 8-10 form a 2-window shop (The Post Office) and house of scribed render. A modern replacement small-pane shop window has a recessed half-glazed door, and has simple Tuscan pilasters below a fascia and moulded cornice. Other openings have hood moulds. The house (No 10) is entered at the L end by a recessed replacement panelled door and overlight. In the upper storey are replacement top-hung windows offset to the L and aligned with the doorways.

No 12 is a double-fronted house of cream-painted pebble-dashed front with smooth-rendered pilaster strips, upper-storey sill band and architraves. Its entrance is offset to the L of centre and has a recessed central door of 2 round-headed panels under an overlight. Windows are 12-pane hornless sashes with slate sills. No 14 is a 2-window house with grey pebble-dashed front. Openings are offset to the L. The entrance on the L side has an added half-glazed porch, inside which is a replacement half-glazed door under a round-headed overlight with relief foliage in the spandrels. Windows are 2-pane sashes in original openings, horned in the lower storey, hornless in the upper storey. The front bears a plaque commemorating William Jones. No 16 is a pebble-dashed 2-window house. The entrance on the L side has a modern open porch of steel posts supporting an entablature and cornice with dentil frieze. The replacement door has 2 circular panels and glazed round-headed upper panels, under a plain overlight. On the R side is a late C19 2-storey canted bay window with 4-pane sashes. The upper storey also has a 4-pane sash window above the doorway.

In the rubble-stone L gable end No 16 has a replacement attic window to the R of centre. To the rear the houses have 2-storey wings, except for a 1-storey wing to No 12, with added skylights and a roof dormer added to No 14.

Interior

Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as one of a row of C19 houses which, despite some superficial alteration, retains C19 character in an important position opposite the church, and for its contribution to the historical integrity of Tremadog.

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