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The Old School

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.759 / 52°45'32"N

Longitude: -4.7881 / 4°47'16"W

OS Eastings: 211963

OS Northings: 321581

OS Grid: SH119215

Mapcode National: GBR GPKD.MJV

Mapcode Global: WH33S.FX67

Plus Code: 9C4QQ656+JQ

Entry Name: The Old School

Listing Date: 20 February 1974

Last Amended: 26 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4387

Building Class: Education

Location: Situated on E side of track just S of the Cristin walled courtyard.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Aberdaron

Community: Aberdaron

Locality: Yr Enlli / Bardsey Island

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Former island schoolroom, probably mid C19 and pre-dating the major rebuildings on the island carried out for the 3rd Baron Newborough in the 1870s, but said to have been built by Lord Newborough.


Schoolroom, rubble stone with slate gabled roof and stone N end stack. Single storey, with 3 x 16-pane sash windows to W front. S end is pebbledashed with one 16-pane renewed window. N end has brick porch with rubble stone crenellation and arched ledged door facing W.


Three-bay roof with collar-trusses, small plank partition inside NE door. Platform at S end.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a small rural schoolroom, of historical interest and group value with the Cristin buildings to N.

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