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Morannedd Cafe

A Grade II Listed Building in Criccieth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9198 / 52°55'11"N

Longitude: -4.2238 / 4°13'25"W

OS Eastings: 250584

OS Northings: 338136

OS Grid: SH505381

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.N0FP

Mapcode Global: WH55K.2VXZ

Entry Name: Morannedd Cafe

Listing Date: 12 December 1994

Last Amended: 12 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15348

Building Class: Commercial

Location: At the eastern end of the Esplanade, close to the railway line.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Criccieth (Cricieth)

Community: Criccieth

Built-Up Area: Criccieth

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Plans were submitted for the building of this beach cafe in 1948, with Clough Williams Ellis as consulting architect.

Exterior

Concrete construction with flat concrete roof reinforced with iron and carried with a bold overhand on a series of cast iron brackets. Single storeyed, the building is boomerang shaped, with the entrance in the centre, between the curved wings. Paired glazed doorways with glass-brick windows between and above them. Each wing has wide full-height windows articulated by a grid of metal glazing bars in the elevation facing the sea and curving round each curved end. The straighter rear walls are lit from windows set high up beneath the eaves.

Reasons for Listing

A distinctive sea-side pavillion which is a rare essay in the International modern style by one of the leading Welsh architects of the C20.

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