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Ddol Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Aber, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2334 / 53°14'0"N

Longitude: -4.0146 / 4°0'52"W

OS Eastings: 265627

OS Northings: 372601

OS Grid: SH656726

Mapcode National: GBR 5V.0988

Mapcode Global: WH543.9ZHL

Entry Name: Ddol Cottages

Listing Date: 7 March 2000

Last Amended: 7 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22904

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on main village street running through Abergwyngregyn towards Aber falls; low rubblestone wall to front breached by vehicular access to No.2.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Llanfairfechan

Community: Aber

Community: Aber

Locality: Abergwyngregyn

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Built c1860 as part of the planned development of Abergwyngregyn as an estate village, an important element in Edward Douglas-Pennant's considerable efforts to improve the estate at this time. The 'Picturesque' quality of these cottages and other buildings in the village was also an important element in making it an attractive place for the increasing numbers of well-to-do visitors to travel through on their way to Aber Falls, which was rapidly becoming a major destination for tourists at this period. The majority of the village was sold by the estate in 1925.

Exterior

No.1 has 2 prominent C20 gabled dormers in front roofslope and half-glazed 4-panel door with margin lights. Modern windows to rear.

Interior

Interior not inspected at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included, notwithstanding the C20 rooflights and dormers, as an otherwise essentially unaltered pair of mid-C19 estate cottages retaining the simple 'vernacular revival' style particularly favoured by the Penrhyn Estate for its workers, both in the slate quarries and elsewhere. The style was particularly appropriate at Abergwyngregyn given the desire to make it an attractive halt on the route to and from Aber Falls, which was rapidly becoming a major destination for visitors at this period. Forms part of a group with neighbouring cottages.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ddol Cottages
    Situated on main village street running through Abergwyngregyn towards Aber falls; low rubblestone wall to front breached by vehicular access to No.2.
  • II Tyn-y-buarth
    Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; low rubblestone wall to front gardens, partly removed to Fron for vehicular access.
  • II Fron
    Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; low rubblestone wall to front gardens, partly removed to Fron for vehicular access.
  • II Bron Derw
    Stands in centre of village just beyond road junction, with Pen y mwd just behind; front wall of projecting gable sitting directly on road has low rubblestone boundary wall on either side, gate to Bro
  • II Bryn Hyfryd
    Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; low rubblestone wall to front gardens with roughly squared stones as coping and dressed square piers
  • II Tan-y-bryn
    Stands in centre of village just beyond road junction, with Pen y mwd just behind; front wall of projecting gable sitting directly on road has low rubblestone boundary wall on either side, gate to Bro
  • II Bro Dawel
    Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; low rubblestone wall to front gardens with roughly squared stones as coping and dressed square piers
  • II Tan-y-dderwen
    Located on road junction in centre of village; low rubblestone wall to front on roadside; Pen y mwd, the motte of a probable Norman castle, rises just behind the cottages.

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