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Latitude: 52.6731 / 52°40'22"N
Longitude: -3.8202 / 3°49'12"W
OS Eastings: 277024
OS Northings: 309926
OS Grid: SH770099
Mapcode National: GBR 93.4Q2Q
Mapcode Global: WH687.923L
Entry Name: The Bell House
Listing Date: 6 December 1999
Last Amended: 6 December 1999
Source ID: 22718
Building Class: Industrial
Location: The building stands isolated but close to the road at the N end of the village.
Traditional County: Merionethshire
Built in 1880s as the office for Aberllefenni Slate Quarry, a major slab quarry of early origins, but still operated on a small scale.
The building is of cut slate laid on bed, roofed with lozenge ended slates and a cut stone half-round ridge. Single storey. Boarded door approached by a square and two monolithic semi-circular steps of slate, and a large single window facing SE. Gutter fascia board. At the NE end, the gable wall rises as a slate bell tower built of slabwork, and still retains the timing bell. At the SW end there is a slate stack serving the internal fireplace.
The roof is torched.
Included as a significant and distinctive building directly associated with the slate industry, of major importance to the area.
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