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Latitude: 53.0879 / 53°5'16"N
Longitude: -4.2344 / 4°14'3"W
OS Eastings: 250456
OS Northings: 356851
OS Grid: SH504568
Mapcode National: GBR 5K.9HVW
Mapcode Global: WH43M.XNS4
Entry Name: Gorphwysfa
Listing Date: 28 May 1999
Last Amended: 28 May 1999
Source ID: 21824
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Situated on the east side of the road between Rhosgadfan and Y Fron, the cottage is set in the rear right corner of a roughly rectangular enclosure with rubblestone walls, lower and topped with spear-
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Not shown on the 1839 Tithe Map, the absence of associated farmbuildings and the relatively small plot of land suggest that the cottage may have originated after c1850 as a quarryman's dwelling, connected either with Moel Tryfan Quarry, operational by 1800, or Alexandra Quarry, which opened in 1862.
Quarryman's cottage. Single-storey symmetrical 2-room plan. Snecked rubblestone blocks, slate roof with internal end stacks. 2-pane sashes to either side of slightly offset panelled half-glazed door under narrow overlight. Low wall with short spear-headed railings to front and later lean-to on right gable end.
Interior not accessible at time of Survey.
Included as an exceptionally well-preserved example of a mid-C19 cottage, illustrating the survival and development of the single-storey and loft form into the second half of the C19; the cottage retains its original character virtually intact, not only in its overall plan-form but also in its detailing. The cottage forms a significant element of the settlement at Penyffridd.
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