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A Grade II Listed Building in Llandwrog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0714 / 53°4'17"N

Longitude: -4.2392 / 4°14'21"W

OS Eastings: 250079

OS Northings: 355034

OS Grid: SH500550

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.BGQP

Mapcode Global: WH43T.V2J5

Entry Name: Cae-Ffynnon

Listing Date: 30 September 1999

Last Amended: 30 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22410

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated at the end of a short track off the minor road running north-eastwards towards Bwlch-y-llyn from the Carmel to Y Fron road; vast slate waste heap towers behind.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llandwrog

Community: Llandwrog

Locality: Carmel

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Not shown on the 1840 Tithe Map, the cottage is likely to have been built shortly afterwards, probably as part of the rapidly expanding slate industry of the area, although the attached cowhouse shows that the building also had an agricultural function.


Single-storey 2-room cottage, aligned roughly north-east to south-west, with contemporary cowhouse attached under same roof line to north-east gable end. Painted roughly coursed rubblestone; turnerised slate roof. House part to right has 4-paned sashes with slate cills to left and right of offset recessed doorway with C20 door; C20 glazed door in line with large ridge stack at junction with cowhouse; less substantial integral end stack to right. Former cowhouse has window to right with recessed doorway immediately to its left.


Interior not accessible at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved mid-C19 quarryman's cottage and attached cowhouse, built in the local vernacular tradition and illustrative of the importance of the dual agricultural and industrial economy of the area at this period. The building is a typical feature in the landscape of small fields and scattered cottages, characteristic of the upland settlement pattern associated with the development of quarrying in this region.

Other nearby listed buildings

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  • II Buarth Farm
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  • II Disused Cottage at Buarth Newydd
    Adjoins the main house at Buarth Newydd, which is situated at the end of a short track on the north
  • II Ty Newydd
    Situated in marshy low-lying small-field landscape, set back from minor road running north-east from
  • II Drying House
    Located on Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of the Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry at the foot of the modern steep
  • II Engine House
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  • II Engine and Compressor House
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  • II Transformer House
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