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Ratgoed Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Corris, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6926 / 52°41'33"N

Longitude: -3.8067 / 3°48'24"W

OS Eastings: 277987

OS Northings: 312076

OS Grid: SH779120

Mapcode National: GBR 94.3FC8

Mapcode Global: WH681.HLH4

Entry Name: Ratgoed Hall

Listing Date: 6 December 1999

Last Amended: 6 December 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22711

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house stands in its own well-planted grounds in the middle Ratgoed valley, and on a platform above the river, and was formerly the centre of a small slate-quarrying community. The stables lie to

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Corris

Community: Corris

Locality: Aberllefenni

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Built as a gentry dwelling, probably by H N Hughes, former shipowner, who supported the expansion of slate exploitation in the valley, and built a chapel and manse for a resident minister for the community. The house is probably of the 1860-1870 period, and was extended to the rear shortly after.

Exterior

Built of regularly coursed slate between rusticated end quoins. Two storeys and a cellar. Three window bays. A central 4-panelled door set to a frame with a moulded architrave behind a dominant rusticated and quoined segmental arch flush with the facade, and springing from a chamfered plinth. To each side bay, 12-pane sash windows, now replaced with late C20 timber pseudo-sashes, but an original 12-pane sash window over the door. Boxed eaves. The left gable end return, overlooking the valley, has a canted bay window, with steps to the garden. Later rear extension with a lean-to roof at the N end contains the kitchen and services.

Interior

Not accessible at the time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an unusually ambitious quarry owner's mansion set in a small community, and one noted for the inventiveness of the use of slate to articulate a simple facade; a significant relic of the slate industry in this valley.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Dolgoed
    The house stands at the head of Cwm Ratgoed, near the left bank of Afon Ceiswyn.
  • II Ceiswyn
    The farm is the last dwelling in Cwm Ratgoed. It is sited uphill on a bank raised above the Afon Ceiswyn, and NW of Dugoed.
  • II Cymerau Cottages
    The row of four cottages is set back fromt he track, near the S end of the road running up Cwm Ratgoed, and backs on to Cymerau Quarry.
  • II Cymerau Cottages
    The row of four cottages is set back from the track at the S end of the road running up Cwm Ratgoed, and backs on to Cymerau Quarry.
  • II Cymerau Cottages
    The row of four cottages is set back from the track at the S end of the road running up Cwm Ratgoed, and backs on to Cymerau Quarry.
  • II Cymerau Cottages
    The row of 4 cottages is set back from the track at the S end of the road running up Cwm Ratcoed, and backs on to Cymerau Quarry.
  • II Llwydiarth
    The farm stands on an eminence overlooking the Nant Llwydiarth to the E, now largely within forestry, and is reached by a winding farm road leading off the minor road from Aberllefenni to Aberangell.
  • II Farm building at Llwydiarth
    Llwydiarth farmstead lies in an enclave in forestry, NE of Aberllefenni. The farm building is immediately S and parallel to the farmhouse.

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