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Idris House

A Grade II Listed Building in Corris, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.6542 / 52°39'15"N

Longitude: -3.8423 / 3°50'32"W

OS Eastings: 275478

OS Northings: 307871

OS Grid: SH754078

Mapcode National: GBR 92.5YD3

Mapcode Global: WH572.YKJ1

Entry Name: Idris House

Listing Date: 6 December 1999

Last Amended: 6 December 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22731

Building Class: Commercial

Location: The building stands in a conspicuous position in the main street of the village, adjoining Capel Salem on the right.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Corris

Community: Corris

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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The building was probably erected c1880 as a shop with dwelling over, at the period of the greatest prosperity of Corris as a small town directly assocated with the slate industry.


The building is of coursed slate rubble, with a slate roof. Three storeys and basement, the 2-window frontage to the street of 2 storeys. Tall timber shopfront to the ground floor, the shop section symmetrical with a central part-glazed door and overlight set back from the large plate glass windows, each divided by glazing bars into four. Pilasters at either end carry a narrow entablature and bracketed cornice with a scalloped lead drip. This continues to the right, over a 4-panelled door with an overlight leading to the first floor dwelling. On the first floor, two large 4-pane horned sash windows. Bracketed boxed eaves. The left hand return elevation is set on a splay, with two similar windows to each floor, a central window to the attic, and 2 windows and a door to the basement. Gable stack.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good and largely complete example of a later C19 village shop, retaining original detail in an ambitiously scaled building at the centre of this large quarry village.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Capel Salem including front wall and railings
    The chapel, which is the last surviving working chapel in the town, stands well back from the main s
  • II Railway Overbridge
    The overbridge carried the former Corris Railway over the Nant Deri, in the centre of Corris village
  • II Pant-y-celyn
    The building forms a short row with No 1, at right angles to Minffordd Street, at the centre of Corr
  • II Corris Institute
    The Institute is built at the lowest point of the main street, on the W side of the road and near th
  • II The Slater's Arms
    The inn is on the corner of Bridge Street and the road running up from the bridge over the Afon Dula
  • II Pant-y-celyn
    Nos 1 and 2 Pant-y-celyn are two cottages in a row off Minffordd Street, behind the properties front
  • II Tan-y-bryn
    The house is built across the slope, end on to the street, facing NW towards Nos 1 and 2 Pant-y-cely
  • II Yr Efail
    The house is built gable on to the road rising up from the crossing of the Afon Dulas to the centre

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