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North Block at Bron-y-Garth Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9276 / 52°55'39"N

Longitude: -4.0793 / 4°4'45"W

OS Eastings: 260322

OS Northings: 338716

OS Grid: SH603387

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.MRJK

Mapcode Global: WH55M.9NPZ

Entry Name: North Block at Bron-y-Garth Hospital

Listing Date: 23 August 2002

Last Amended: 23 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26882

Building Class: Health and Welfare

Location: Behind, and to the N of, the main hospital building.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Penrhyndeudraeth

Community: Penrhyndeudraeth

Locality: Minffordd

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Late Victorian block added to the main complex of the former Ffestiniog Union Workhouse of c1838, subsequently converted to hospital use. This range was possibly originally intended for staff accommodation; it is shown on the 1st edition OS map of 1888.

Exterior

Detached single storey rubble range, with shallow hipped slate roof. Symmetrical main elevation of 5 bays; central catslide porch with recessed boaded door and narrow rectangular overlight; narrow 8-pane windows. The four outer bays each have single 12-pane sash windows. Recessed lean-to bay to the R with tall, plain brick chimney.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a late Victorian workhouse block; a remarkably well-preserved example of this building type, included for its rarity and historical importance.

Group value with the main hospital (former workhouse) building.

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