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,5,Tal Gae,Tregarth,Bangor,,LL57 4AF,23294

A Grade II Listed Building in Tregarth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.195 / 53°11'42"N

Longitude: -4.0898 / 4°5'23"W

OS Eastings: 260487

OS Northings: 368477

OS Grid: SH604684

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.2P0S

Mapcode Global: WH548.4YRH

Entry Name: ,5,Tal Gae,Tregarth,Bangor,,LL57 4AF,23294

Listing Date: 5 May 2000

Last Amended: 24 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23294

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on south-west side of Tal Gae, set back from the road with lawn in front and C20 houses behind; attached to the left end of the original cottage is a large C20 'chalet' bungalow addition.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Llandygai (Llandyg√°i)

Community: Llandygai

Locality: Tregarth

Built-Up Area: Tregarth

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

The cottage is likely to have been built in the early C19, its occupants probably deriving their livelihood from subsistence agriculture and work in the nearby Penrhyn Slate Quarry which was rapidly expanding at this period. This cottage belongs to the earliest phase of the quarry before the Estate began to provide land for and control the erection of cottages by its workers.

Exterior

Single-storey building of 2-room linear plan, aligned roughly east-west. Painted roughly coursed rubblestone; slate roof. Front has 16-paned horizontal sliding sash windows on either side of offset boarded door; large integral end stack with slate drips to right and small C19 rooflight to left.

Interior

Interior not accessible at time of survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included, notwithstanding the prominent C20 addition, as a well-preserved early C19 quarryman's/smallholder's cottage, built in the local vernacular tradition of the area. The building is a typical feature in the landscape of small fields and scattered cottages, characteristic of the upland settlement pattern associated with the development of slate quarrying in this region, albeit that in this case the context has been changed by extensive C20 housing in the immediate vicinity.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Caeherfyn Cottage
    Situated in roadside position directly at right-angles to minor road running northwards from Tregarth towards the A 5; garden to north is separated from small area immediately in front of cottage by l
  • II Wash House opposite Caeherfyn
    Situated on other side of road directly opposite Caeherfyn; rubblestone wall on either side.
  • II Cowhouse/Stables at Dinas
    Located immediately to the east of Pen Dinas Farmhouse; cobbled yards between it and the farmhouse and between it and the barn to the east.
  • II Hay Barn at Dinas
    Located to the east of Pen Dinas Farmhouse; cobbled yard between it and the cowhouse/stables directly to the west.
  • II Dinas Farmhouse
    Situated in roadside position on minor road running roughly parallel with the Afon Ogwen to north-east of Tregarth; low rubblestone wall with stone-on-edge coping to front and separating the farmhouse
  • II Halfway Bridge (partly in Llanllechid community)
    Spanning the Afon Ogwen on a sharp bend of the A 5 approximately 2.5km north of Bethesda near the junction with the minor road to Tregarth.
  • II Halfway Bridge (partly in Llandygai community)
    Spanning the Afon Ogwen on a sharp bend of the A 5 approximately 2.5km north of Bethesda near the junction with the minor road to Tregarth.
  • II Ffrwd Galed
    Located in roadside position on south side of the B 4409 approximately 400m east of Capel Shiloh; low rubblestone wall with piers and decorated iron pedestrian gates to front.

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