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Rhosgadfan House

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanwnda, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.093 / 53°5'34"N

Longitude: -4.2336 / 4°14'0"W

OS Eastings: 250528

OS Northings: 357422

OS Grid: SH505574

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.9433

Mapcode Global: WH43M.YJ55

Entry Name: Rhosgadfan House

Listing Date: 28 May 1999

Last Amended: 28 May 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21810

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at the end of a short driveway by sharp bend on the road between Rhosgadfan and Rhostryfan; the cottage has a low rubble wall (mainly drystone) to front.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanwnda

Community: Llanwnda

Locality: Rhosgadfan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Shown on the 1839 Tithe Map, the cottage is likely to have been built in the early C19 as a smallholder's cottage, its occupants possibly supplementing their income by work in one of the local quarries.


Cottage. Single-storey 2-room plan, aligned roughly north-east to south-west, with small catslide outshut to rear on left. Roughly coursed limestone rubble with extensive remains of limewash to front wall; graded slate roof, grouted to rear. Windows (joinery missing at time of Survey) to either side of offset entrance with stable door, which has small rooflight directly above; substantial integral end stacks with slate drips. Rear wall is unbroken; later lean-to with tin roof attached to left gable end.


Knocked into one room with exposed A-frame truss.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved example of an early C19 smallholder's cottage, built in the regional vernacular tradition and forming a distinctive component in a landscape of settlement/encroachment on common land, associated with the early exploitation of slate quarries in this area.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cae'r Gors
    Located on the left side of the road from Rhostryfan to the crossroads in Rhosgadfan, the cottage ha
  • II Tegfan and adjoining cottage to right
    Situated on south-east side of road in Rhosgadfan; rubblestone wall in front to pavement, original s
  • II Tyn Llwyn
    Situated approximately 0.5km north of Rhosgadfan on its own in pasture fields at the head of the no-
  • II Gorphwysfa
    Situated on the east side of the road between Rhosgadfan and Y Fron, the cottage is set in the rear
  • II Glan Gors
    Located approximately 0.5km north-east of Rhosgadfan close to and below the no-through road from Tyn
  • II Pen-y-braich
    Situated in an edge-of-moorland location within its own stone-walled small field system at the end o
  • II Tyn Twll
    Situated within its own irregular rubble-walled enclosure on moorland off the track running south-ea
  • II Hay Barn at Bodgarad
    Situated behind the other farmbuildings to the east of the farmhouse at Bodgarad.

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