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Pioden (Magpie)

A Grade II Listed Building in Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9253 / 52°55'31"N

Longitude: -4.1285 / 4°7'42"W

OS Eastings: 257007

OS Northings: 338556

OS Grid: SH570385

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.MRLH

Mapcode Global: WH55L.KQ7R

Entry Name: Pioden (Magpie)

Listing Date: 30 March 1951

Last Amended: 26 September 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4427

Building Class: Commercial

Location: In a terrace near the SE end of High Street, opposite Heol y Parc.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Porthmadog

Community: Porthmadog

Community: Porthmadog

Built-Up Area: Porthmadog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Nos 1-9 High Street were built in the mid C19 and are shown on the 1871 Tremadog estate plan and 1888 Ordnance Survey. Built originally as shops with houses above, early photographs show the faƧade stone-faced, which was later concealed by slate hanging. No 1 was a printer's shop in 1886.

Exterior

One of a row of 4 late-Georgian style 3-storey 2-window shops with houses above. They have slate-hung fronts, a slate roof hipped to the R end (No 1) where the corner is also splayed, with transverse stone stacks and a fourth, pebble-dashed stack at the R end. The houses are not of equal width. No 1 is the widest, Nos 7 and 9 are narrower than No 3.

No 1 has a replacement lower-storey window and replacement door to the R in a modern stone surround. To its R is a single-storey flat-roofed extension with slate-hung walls, and wide modern shop window under an awning. In the middle storey are 12-pane hornless sashes and in the upper storey shorter 9-pane sashes. The 2-window R end wall, facing Madoc Street, is slate-hung above a lower-storey dentilled cornice. It has 12-pane and 9-pane sash windows similar to the front. To the R of the 1-storey extension is a 4-pane hornless sash window in the lower storey.

The rear, where Nos 3, 7 and 9 are set slightly back from No 1, is of rubble stone laid in rough courses. No 1 retains some sash windows and has a 1-storey projection under a single-pitch roof.

Interior

Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as part of a short terrace of houses and shops notable for its distinctive use of slate-hanging and retaining definite C19 regional character, close to and making a visual contribution to the historical integrity of the harbour.

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