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Ddol

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanddeiniolen, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1609 / 53°9'39"N

Longitude: -4.2154 / 4°12'55"W

OS Eastings: 251982

OS Northings: 364928

OS Grid: SH519649

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.4VXZ

Mapcode Global: WH54D.6TY6

Entry Name: Ddol

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22644

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated in a large yard area with a modern bungalow to the north at the end of a short track running off the south-east side of the B4366, approximately 0.5km south-west of Bethel.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Locality: Bethel

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Shown on the 1838 Tithe Map, the cottage is likely to have been built as part of a smallholding in the early C19; the form of the section of building immediately to the right of the cottage suggests that this part may once have been used as a smithy. The former cowhouse to the left of the cottage latterly served as an office.

Exterior

Cottage and attached outbuildings. Long single-storey rectangular plan, aligned roughly east-west with 2-room cottage in centre of main range and equal-height outbuildings attached to each end, left formerly a cowhouse and right possibly once a smithy; to right again is a former cowhouse, lower and following a slight curve. Limewashed irregularly coursed rubblestone; grouted graded slate roof to cottage with larger slates to outbuildings. Cottage has 4-paned sash window with slate cill on either side of offset boarded door; integral end stacks with slate drips at junctions with outbuildings, left of which has roughly central boarded door with small 4-paned sash to right, right outbuilding with large C20 window on left, boarded double doors to right and 3 small C19 rooflights near ridge. Lower, former cowhouse to right has boarded doors on left and right, latter with a window immediately to right; further window to centre.

Interior

Cottage has large room on left with short low screen immediately to left of entrance and large chimney breast with cast-iron fire surround, mantleshelf and C20 grate; boarded ceiling has base of A-frame truss visible to centre. Croglofft over small right room which also has boarded ceiling; small infilled fireplace. Hearth in probable former smithy shares stack serving right room of cottage. Cowhouse on right has 3-bay roof with 2 A-frame trusses.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an unspoilt early C19 smallholder's cottage with attached in-line outbuildings, the extent of which suggests that the holding was a large and reasonably prosperous one as would be expected from its lowland setting.

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