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The Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandygai, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.2322 / 53°13'55"N

Longitude: -4.1101 / 4°6'36"W

OS Eastings: 259252

OS Northings: 372652

OS Grid: SH592726

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.0B36

Mapcode Global: WH547.T0ZY

Entry Name: The Cottage

Listing Date: 3 March 1966

Last Amended: 24 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3667

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 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.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Llandygai (Llandyg√°i)

Community: Llandygai

Locality: Porth Penrhyn

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Late C18 or early C19 cottage, probably incorporating parts of an earlier building. Datestone (see Exterior) relates to Pearse Griffiths, naval captain of the late C16, but this is reset. At the time of Survey the Georgian 6-panel door had recently been replaced by a new 6-panel door and the cottage was in the process of being repointed.


2-storey main range, aligned roughly east-west with recessed range on same alignment set back to right (east) and extended considerably to rear. Roughly coursed rubblestone (roughcast to recessed range); slate roof. Main range has gable to right with 2-light windows on each floor, that to first floor of reduced proportions, both with slate cills and lintels; entrance immediately to left of gable and flush with it (the gable slightly projects from the remainder of the main range) has 6-panel door in round-headed arch with square panes to fanlight; left gable end has projecting centre section with 2-light window on first floor and 3-light window on ground floor; reset datestone above former inscribed "1593/ PG". Tall C19 red brick ridge stack with stepped capping directly to left of entrance and external lateral stack with similar shaft to right return of gable.


Contains staircase (in line with entrance) with thin columnar newels, swept rail, and closed string; cupboard below has H-hinges with short straps.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a late C18 or early C19 cottage, probably with earlier origins, which retains its modest vernacular character substantially intact.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Penrhyn Estate Office
    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
  • 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 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 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 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 Dockmaster's Office
    Located on the western quayside of New Dock at Porth Penrhyn towards it southern end.
  • 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 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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