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,7,,Bryn Eglwys,Bethesda,,

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandygai, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1758 / 53°10'32"N

Longitude: -4.0824 / 4°4'56"W

OS Eastings: 260920

OS Northings: 366324

OS Grid: SH609663

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.3YLZ

Mapcode Global: WH54G.8F8Q

Entry Name: ,7,,Bryn Eglwys,Bethesda,,

Listing Date: 24 May 2000

Last Amended: 24 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23470

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on south side of road at east end of Bryn Eglwys where it turns sharply to south-west; low rubblestone wall in front, partly removed at left end to create vehicular access and to middle for ca

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bethesda

Community: Llandygai (Llandyg√°i)

Community: Llandygai

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built c1850 as part of a small planned community for workers at the nearby Penrhyn Slate Quarry, the cottages are typical of Edward Douglas-Pennant's considerable efforts to improve the Penrhyn Estate, to which he had succeeded in 1840. The Bryn Eglwys cottages appear to be slightly earlier than St Anne's Church, rebuilt here by the estate in 1865 after the original church of 1813 had been submerged by new workings at the quarry.


Interior not inspected at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a formally planned group of 3 essentially unaltered mid-C19 small estate cottages of the simple 'vernacular revival' style particularly favoured by the Penrhyn Estate for its workers in the decades immediately after c1850; group value with similar contemporary cottages at Bryn Eglwys, a good example of a small planned quarry community of the mid-C19.

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