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The Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanbedrog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8563 / 52°51'22"N

Longitude: -4.4819 / 4°28'54"W

OS Eastings: 232989

OS Northings: 331641

OS Grid: SH329316

Mapcode National: GBR 57.S3QJ

Mapcode Global: WH44P.4G0N

Entry Name: The Cottage

Listing Date: 19 October 1971

Last Amended: 8 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4299

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house stands in the angle between Ffordd-y-traeth and Pentre Llan, at the lower end of Llanbedrog.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llanbedrog

Community: Llanbedrog

Built-Up Area: Llanbedrog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The original house, which stands in front, appears to be of the C17 or early C18, extended by a large house at the rear, built 1806-7 on earlier cellars, at which time the first house became the service range. Its interior was modernised c1725.


The earlier structure is of rubble stonework, partly rendered and pebbledashed, with a slate roof. Two storeys, three bays, extended to the W by a further two bays in line, set at a slight angle. The door has glazed panels, and 12-pane sash windows to the two bays right of the door, and paired 8-pane sashes to the left. Tall gable stack, and a further large stack at the junction with the extension, both further raised with C19 diagonally set shafts. The extension has a small bellcote on the W gable end. The rear, later, house is built of stone (reputedly brought from the demolished wing of Wern Fawr), rendered. Front entrance set within a lattice timber porch, against a lean-to range connecting the two buildings. The door is panelled, with margin glazing. Tripartite 8-pane sash window to the ground floor, two 8-pane sash windows above, all with concealed boxes. The rear house has two prominent chimney stacks, each with 4 tall diagonally set flues. In the link building, by the door to the rear house, a carved slate coat of arms, quartered Llywarch ap Hwlbwrch and Collwyn ap Tangno, with a shield in pretence, for the Love Parry family, also brought here from Wern-fawr.


Not seen at the time of inspection. The rear house is said by RCAHM to have a good open well stair with slender turned balusters and pillar newels, the handrail wreathed.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good Regency period house with internal detail of the period, and interesting as showing the unusual development of a smaller rural house by the building of a more fashionable early C19 dwelling to the rear, under the aegis of an important local family.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Lychgate to the churchyard of the Church of St Pedrog
    St Pedrog's church is in the lower centre of Llanbedrog. The lychgate provides the access to the churchyard from the road on the NE side of the churchyard.
  • II* Church of St Pedrog
    The church is located on the first level ground above the beach, at the lower end of Llanbedrog, and close to the small stream with defines the churchyard on the SE.
  • II Milestone
    The milestone stands on the N side of the main road, immediately W of the junction of the B4413 Aberdaron road, at the centre of Llanbedrog.
  • II* Plas Glyn-y-Weddw
    The house is set in wooded grounds about 150m S of Llanbedrog church, and facing E to Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia over a front lawn.
  • II Foxhole
    The building is located immediately above high tide level at the W end of Llanbedrog beach, below Trwyn Llanbedrog.
  • II Ffynnon Trwyn'r nant
    The well is in a small defile running up from the main Abersoch road, c200m W of the centre of Llanbedrog.
  • II Penarwel
    The house stands well back from the lane, in its own grounds, and is approached by a sinuous driveway.
  • II Capel Peniel, with adjoining manse and forecourt railings
    The chapel stands back from the road at the top of a sloping forecourt, bound on both sides by buildings.

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