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Llwyn Helen

A Grade II Listed Building in Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.135 / 53°8'6"N

Longitude: -4.2701 / 4°16'12"W

OS Eastings: 248230

OS Northings: 362170

OS Grid: SH482621

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.6F65

Mapcode Global: WH43F.CGVG

Entry Name: Llwyn Helen

Listing Date: 31 March 1983

Last Amended: 3 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3936

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from the road behind a walled forecourt and on the S side of Bryn Helen.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Locality: South Road

Built-Up Area: Caernarfon

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Built in the early C19 as the service wing of Bryn Helen and shown on the 1834 town plan. Bay windows were added to the rear and lean-tos against the S end in the late C19 and are shown on the 1889 Ordnance Survey. The house was subdivided in the early C20 and is first shown as 2 properties on the 1918 Ordnance Survey.

Exterior

A late Georgian 2-storey 3-window house originally forming the rear service wing of Bryn Helen. Walls are pebble-dashed, with slate roof on wide panelled and bracketed eaves and 2 roughcast stacks. The E-facing front has a central hipped-roof porch, which is half-glazed with trefoiled lights, and has an elliptical arch over a replaced door. It is flanked by a 16-pane hornless sash window to the L and 12-pane to the R. Set slightly back further R is an inserted window. The upper storey also has 12-pane hornless sashes, but the L-hand is set at a higher level, and there is a small inserted casement at the R end.

The L end wall has an added 2-storey lean-to with 4-pane upper-storey sash window and replaced lower storey window. Set back behind this lean-to is another, single-storey lean-to facing the rear, which has a boarded door at basement level. The rear elevation of the house has 2 late C19 canted bay windows on plinths and incorporating 4-pane sashes. At the L end is an inserted door and window. The upper storey has 3 hornless 12-pane sash windows, the R-hand at a higher level, and an additional small 4-pane horned sash window to the L. A gabled dormer to the centre has a 4-pane sash window.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a C19 house retaining early character and for group value with Bryn Helen, representing the C19 suburban expansion of the town consequent upon Caernarfon's growth in importance as a port.

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