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Weirglodd-newydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Talysarn, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0562 / 53°3'22"N

Longitude: -4.2562 / 4°15'22"W

OS Eastings: 248885

OS Northings: 353370

OS Grid: SH488533

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.CJL3

Mapcode Global: WH43T.LFGX

Entry Name: Weirglodd-newydd

Listing Date: 21 July 2000

Last Amended: 21 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23756

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on track (Weirglodd-newydd) immediately above Talysarn.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanllyfni

Community: Llanllyfni

Locality: Talysarn

Built-Up Area: Talysarn

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Shown on the 1840 Tithe Map, this pair of early C19 cottages was probably built as quarryworkers' cottages for one of the several slate quarries opening in the area at this time.

Reasons for Listing

Included as one of a pair of purpose-built and well-preserved quarryworkers' cottages, built in the local vernacular tradition and forming a distinctive component in this important upland encroachment landscape.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Brynarvon
    Situated on track (Weirglodd-newydd) immediately above Talysarn.
  • II Seion Congregational Church
    Situated in an elevated position amidst terraced housing approximately half way up Cavour Street; in front of the chapel is a small forecourt behind an irregularly coursed rubblestone wall, topped by
  • II Capel Mawr, Sunday School and railed steps to chapel forecourt
    Located in a commanding position at the eastern end of Talysarn with its Sunday School directly to the east, the chapel is set high above the road at the top of its own steps.
  • II Parc
    Set within its original small field system on a track on the western edge of the small settlement of Cilgwyn.
  • II Tan-y-Ffordd
    Set directly by roadside approximately 1.5km north-east of Penygroes.
  • II Causeway
    Located off the B 4418 to the north of Dorothea House, beginning beyond Pont Wythdir and running north-east for approximately 100m across marshy ground with a spoil heap to the north-west on the south
  • II* Engine House, Boilerhouse, Bunker and remains of chimney to south
    On a ridge of bastard rock which divides the main Dorothea Quarry from the South Dorothea Quarry; located by the side of the road access to the quarry.
  • II Tunnel Portal and Tunnel
    Located in the hillside to the north of Talysarn Hall.

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