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Latitude: 53.1278 / 53°7'40"N
Longitude: -4.1509 / 4°9'3"W
OS Eastings: 256182
OS Northings: 361122
OS Grid: SH561611
Mapcode National: GBR 5P.6S67
Mapcode Global: WH54M.6NN0
Entry Name: Groeslon
Listing Date: 28 May 1999
Last Amended: 28 May 1999
Source ID: 21845
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Located in a remote upland position directly at right-angles to Ffordd Clegir to the north-west of the former Glyn-rhonwy Slate Quarry.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Built in the early C19, the absence of an associated cowhouse and its proximity to the nearby quarry suggest that this was primarily a quarry worker's cottage rather than part of a smallholding, its position directly by the road perhaps also indicating that it originated as an encroachment. The cottage is shown on the 1839 Tithe Map.
Single-storey cottage. Compact 2-room plan with small lean-to attached to right gable end where ground drops. Roughly coursed rubblestone blocks, some quite large; slate roof and integral end stacks with slate drips. Later C19 slate slab porch with gabled slate slab roof to centre flanked by 4-paned sashes with slate cills and lintels. 2 small windows with slate cills to back wall.
Interior not accessible at time of Survey.
Included as a well-preserved example of an early C19 quarry worker's cottage, built in the local vernacular tradition and characteristically making use of slate even for the gabled porch; the cottage forms a typical component of this upland semi-industrial landscape, with its characteristic dispersed settlement and encroachments.
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