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Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Clynnog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0212 / 53°1'16"N

Longitude: -4.3641 / 4°21'50"W

OS Eastings: 241529

OS Northings: 349709

OS Grid: SH415497

Mapcode National: GBR 5D.FNCM

Mapcode Global: WH43Y.YB18

Entry Name: Post Office

Listing Date: 15 September 1999

Last Amended: 15 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22349

Building Class: Commercial

Location: The shop is set on a cut-off section of the main road, SW of the Coach Inn, and on the corner of a minor road into the hills at the rear.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Clynnog

Community: Clynnog

Locality: Clynnog-fawr

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

The building is at the end of an early C19 row of cottages, and retains a C19 shop front.

Exterior

The building is of stone, pebbledashed, and with a slate roof between gable stacks. Two storeys, 3 window bays, with the Post Office and shop on the ground floor of the 2 left bays. The shop front is a symmetrical composition with a central pair of flush bead-panelled doors and narrow overlight set within a plain timber doorcase, and, to either side, 16-paned shop windows framed with similar but smaller timber pilasters rising from the continuous sill and supporting a fascia and cornice. To the right, a boarded door to the dwelling with a paned overlight, and a window. On the first floor, 3 small windows, all windows have replacement uPVC frames. Short rear wing, angled with the road.

Interior

The shop is open and unmodernised internally. The dwelling has a high boarded dado in the entrance lobby leading to a margin glazed inner door.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a small village shop retaining a good and largely unaltered mid C19 shopfront, a rare survivor of its type. Part of a group with the Coach Inn and other buildings at the centre of Clynnog.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Coach Inn
    The inn stands beside a raised section of the old line of the main Caernarfon to Llanaelhaearn road, in the centre of Clynnog village.
  • II Lychgate to the churchyard of the Church of St Beuno
    The lychgate opens directly off the main road at the centre of the village, and leads into the W corner of the churchyard opposite the E end of the chancel.
  • II Bod Cybi
    The house is one of a row of cottages overlooking the churchyard at the centre of the village.
  • II The Court House
    The house is immediately outside NE side of the churchyard, facing towards the church.
  • II Tomb of Eben Fardd
    The tomb is set in the churchyard on the NE side of the church, close to the gable of the N vestry.
  • I Church of St Beuno, with attached Chapel of St Beuno
    The parish church is set close to the main Caernarfon to Pwllheli road, in a large graveyard which slopes gently to the N. The chapel stands on the S side of the tower.
  • II Sundial in the churchyard of the Church of St Beuno
    The sundial now stands in the churchyard approximately 3m from the SW corner of the Chapel of St Beuno.
  • II Bodfasarn
    The house lies alongside the main road, immediately SW of the church in the centre of the village.

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