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Penrhyn Estate Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandygai, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2321 / 53°13'55"N

Longitude: -4.1098 / 4°6'35"W

OS Eastings: 259269

OS Northings: 372639

OS Grid: SH592726

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.0B4B

Mapcode Global: WH547.V131

Entry Name: Penrhyn Estate Office

Listing Date: 24 May 2000

Last Amended: 24 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23365

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Situated directly to the east of Port House and approximately 30m north-west of Port Lodge; low rubblestone wall in front with privet hedge following curve of road and ashlar gate piers aligned on mai

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Llandygai (Llandyg√°i)

Community: Llandygai

Locality: Porth Penrhyn

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Built c1860 as Estate office for the Penrhyn Estate, a function the building still serves.

Exterior

Single-storey building in free Italianate style. Regularly coursed and dressed rubblestone blocks with tooled and rusticated quoins and ashlar door and window surrounds; part gabled and part hipped slate roof with deep eaves. Main section of front elevation has slightly projecting gable to centre with carved single-purlin and wall-plate ends to deep verges above tripartite sash window in segmental-headed surround with keystone; porch to left is very slightly recessed from gable and has hipped slate slab roof with bracketed cornice; 4-panel inner door. 4-paned sash window in segmental-headed surround with keystone to right of gable and another in return to left of porch, to left of which is another projecting gable with tripartite sash window as in front gable; tall ridge stack with moulded capping to right of front gable and another narrower stack to rear. Long recessed range to right of main section has 6-panel door with curved and glazed top panels to left and two 4-paned sashes; ridge stack to centre and integral end stack to right, both truncated.

Interior

Retains complete set of panelled window shutters; polished Penrhyn Quarry slate fireplace in main office.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an essentially unaltered mid-C19 Estate office in free Italianate style; group value with Port Lodge (western entrance to Penrhyn Castle) and Port House.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Cottage
    Located to the north-east of Port House and immediately north-west of the Penrhyn Estate Office; the cottage has a small garden in front and is approached from the west by a short flight of steps.
  • II Port House
    Located at the southern end of the harbour at Porth Penrhyn on junction of the two approach roads; small slate-paved forecourt with low wall and marks of former railings; garden to rear (south) bounde
  • II Port Lodge
    Located at west (Porth Penrhyn) entrance to Penrhyn Castle; the park wall continues to north and south; Virginia creeper grows over the higher part of the lodge.
  • II Parapet/Boundary Walls on Port Lodge approach to Penrhyn Castle
    Eastern continuation of abutments to Pont Penrhyn, on the north side running down the lane between the Penrhyn Estate Office and Port House and on the south side towards Port Lodge; the walls also con
  • II Hen Swyddfa'r Porthladd (Old Port Office)
    Located approximately 20m to the south-west of Port House immediately to the north of Pont Penrhyn.
  • II Pont Penrhyn (partly in Bangor community)
    Spanning the Afon Cegin just south of the present main approach to the docks at Porth Penrhyn, the road carried by the bridge leads to the Port Lodge entrance to Penrhyn Castle.
  • II Dockmaster's Office
    Located on the western quayside of New Dock at Porth Penrhyn towards it southern end.
  • II Penybryn Bridge, including railings & lamp standards
    Carried the lane up to the Golf Club, over the sunken section of the old Holyhead road just below The Old Farmhouse.

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