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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
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.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
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.
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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