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A Grade II Listed Building in Llandygai, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1916 / 53°11'29"N

Longitude: -4.0985 / 4°5'54"W

OS Eastings: 259895

OS Northings: 368109

OS Grid: SH598681

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.2T27

Mapcode Global: WH54G.01ML

Entry Name: Gelli

Listing Date: 24 May 2000

Last Amended: 24 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23345

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located opposite churchyard of Eglwys y Santes Fawr at junction of Lon-y-Wern (minor road to Bryn-twrw) and B 4409; low rubblestone wall with decorated iron gates and cobbled paths in front of cottage

County: Gwynedd

Town: Tregarth, Bangor

Community: Llandygai (Llandyg√°i)

Community: Llandygai

Locality: Tyn lon

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Shown on the 1839 Tithe Map, the cottage is likely to have been built only shortly before this date, its occupants probably working in one of the neighbouring slate quarries, most probably the Penrhyn Slate Quarry near Bethesda, which was rapidly expanding at this period. The cottage is typical of those slightly later cottages sited at some distance from the quarry where the distance from the quarry was compensated for by the location in better-quality agricultural land, of which the part allocated to the cottage was worked by the occupants for their own use. The single-room section may be an addition to the original cottage.


Single-storey building of linear form, aligned roughly north-south, the larger part to right (south) of 2-unit plan with very slightly lower single-room section on left. Roughly coursed rubblestone; slate roof with purple brick coping to main part. This has 4-paned casement windows with slate cills on either side of offset boarded door under bracketed lean-to hood; rendered integral end stacks. Section to left has 12-paned sash to left of boarded door and a rendered integral end stack. Small C20 extension at rear.


Interior not accessible at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included 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 quarrying in this region, albeit that in this case the cottage occupies a lowland roadside position in good agricultural land.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Milestone
    Located near sharp bend on south-east side of B 4409 at Tyn Lon between Felin-hen and Tregarth; set
  • II No.1,,B 4409,Tyn lon,,,
    Situated in roadside position on south side of B 4409 approximately 0.5km east of Felin-hen; low rub
  • II Capel Shiloh
    Located on south side of the B4409 near road junction; small forecourt has low rubblestone wall with
  • II Hafan
    Situated in roadside position on south side of B 4409 approximately 0.5km east of Felin-hen; low rub
  • II Penrala Cottage
    Situated immediately to the east of Capel Shiloh on the south side of the B4409 near road junction;
  • II Hafan Deg
    Situated immediately to the east of Capel Shiloh on the south side of the B4409 near road junction;
  • II Cororion
    Located at end of track leading to the farmhouse from the minor road between Tyn lon and the A 5; lo
  • II Former Cottages at Cororion
    Located to the north-east of the farmhouse at Cororion on the south side of the track leading to the

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