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Latitude: 52.9488 / 52°56'55"N
Longitude: -3.5441 / 3°32'38"W
OS Eastings: 296352
OS Northings: 340166
OS Grid: SH963401
Mapcode National: GBR 6G.L9KY
Mapcode Global: WH670.J4KP
Entry Name: Former Steward's House at Coed-y-Bedo
Listing Date: 31 January 2001
Last Amended: 31 January 2001
Source ID: 24630
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Immediately opposite (SE of) Coed-y-Bedo, built gable-end onto the hillslope.
Traditional County: Merionethshire
First-half C17 steward's or dower house, probably contemporary with the remodelling of Coed-y-Bedo, the porch of which formerly bore the date 163...; later, probably early C19 addition to the lower end. The building continued as an ancilliary domestic block until well into the C19, serving as accommodation for a farm worker and his family.
Small rectangular cottage of one storey with sleeping loft; of local rubble construction with remains of external limewashing. Slate roof with slab-coped and kneelered gable parapet to the lower end, with reduced end chimney. The NE side has a near-central entrance with original pegged frame; door missing. The SW side has 2 original small window openings, that to the L with C19 2-pane casement. At the upper (NW) gable end is a C19 external stone stair giving access to an upper entrance with boarded door and pegged frame. Adjoining at the lower end (SE), and set back slightly, is a later single-storey rubble addition with steeply-pitched corrugated iron roof. This has an entrance to the NE and a window with plain, modern glazing to the gable.
Beamed ceiling with stopped-chamfered main beam and plain joists. Mortising evidence on the underside of the beam shows that originally there was a post-and-panel partition dividing the ground floor into a 'hall' to the L and an unheated end room or parlour to the R. Rough chamfered bressummer to hall fireplace, with C19 incorporated bread oven.
Listed for its special interest as a first-half C17 steward's or dower house retaining good original character; a scarce surviving example of this building type, with importance for the socio-historic context of the site.
Group value with other listed items at Coed-y-Bedo.
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