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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllechid, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.2193 / 53°13'9"N

Longitude: -4.0692 / 4°4'8"W

OS Eastings: 261943

OS Northings: 371136

OS Grid: SH619711

Mapcode National: GBR 5S.1212

Mapcode Global: WH548.GBJV

Entry Name: Tan-y-lon

Listing Date: 9 March 2000

Last Amended: 9 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22934

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on the north-west side of the road at Tan-y-lon; rubblestone wall to front with slate-on-edge coping and iron pedestrian gates.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Llanllechid

Community: Llanllechid

Locality: Tan-y-lon

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built as part of the small planned settlement of Tan-y-lon for workers on one of the nearby Penrhyn Estate farms or pehaps given its proximity, the park itself. The cottages are likely to have been constructed c1850: as such they are typical of Edward Douglas-Pennant's considerable efforts to improve the estate, to which he had succeeded in 1840.


Symmetrical single-storey pair of 2-room cottages with lofts in the characteristic 'vernacular revival' style adopted by the Penrhyn Estate at this time. Constructed of coursed rubblestone with voussoirs to slightly cambered window and door heads on front elevation, roughcast to gable ends; slate roof with overhanging verges and carved purlin ends. Central entrance to each cottage flanked by handed 2- and 3-light 12- and 18-paned windows respectively with slate cills, those to left cottage (No.7) with glazing bars gone; both cottages with boarded doors under bracketed lean-to hoods; integral end stacks and shared ridge stack to centre, left and ridge stacks roughcast. Loft windows to gable ends and single-storey lean-tos behind.


Interior not inspected at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as essentially unaltered mid-C19 estate cottages of the simple 'vernacular revival' style particularly favoured by the Penrhyn Estate for its workers, both in the slate quarries and elsewhere. These cottages are absolutely characteristic of their type.

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