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Tan-y-lon

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllechid, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

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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History

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.

Exterior

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

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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    Located right on road in Tan-y-lon at junction between the old Bangor to Conwy road and the road which runs roughly parallel with it between Tan-y-lon and Eglwys St Cross.
  • II Tan-y-lon
    Located on the south side of the road a little to the west of the other buildings at Tan-y-lon; modern timber fencing to front gardens on roadside and slate fencing to side boundaries.
  • II* Farmbuildings at Ty'n-yr-hendre
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  • II* Shelter Shed/Pigsties at Ty'n-yr-hendre
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  • II Ty'n-yr-hendre
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  • II Plas Hwfa
    Situated in undulating pasture field landscape, the farmhouse is reached from the track running southwards off the road between Eglwys St Cross and Tan-y-lon to Tal-y-bont-uchaf, which now continues v
  • II U-shaped Range of Farmbuildings at Tal-y-bont-uchaf
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  • II Tal-y-bont-uchaf and attached farmbuildings
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