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Latitude: 53.1696 / 53°10'10"N
Longitude: -4.1267 / 4°7'35"W
OS Eastings: 257940
OS Northings: 365722
OS Grid: SH579657
Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.461V
Mapcode Global: WH54F.LL4G
Entry Name: Tros-y-gonfa
Listing Date: 4 November 1999
Last Amended: 4 November 1999
Source ID: 22647
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Situated at south-west end of Chapel Street where narrow path turns at right-angles to run up hillside to meet Stryd Uchaf; small cottage garden enclosed by low rubblestone wall with painted picket f
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Shown on the 1838 Tithe Map, the cottage originated in the early C19 as a smallholder's cottage with its own small field system; as such, it is one of the very few buildings in Rhiwlas pre-dating its development as a small slate quarry village from c1850 onwards, even if the cottage's original occupants also supplemented their income by working in the Dinorwic Quarry.
Single-storey 2-room plan, aligned roughly north-east to south-west. Painted irregularly coursed rubblestone with window and doors picked out in dark colour; grouted graded slate roof with raised verges. Front has 16-paned sash window to left and 12-paned sash on right (4- over 8-panes) of slightly offset boarded door; integral end stacks. Window in right gable end indicates presence of loft over right room.
Interior not accessible at time of Survey.
Included despite its changed context as a well-preserved early C19 smallholder's cottage retaining its original detail and character remarkably intact.
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