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Gwynle, including steps to the L-hand

A Grade II Listed Building in Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9399 / 52°56'23"N

Longitude: -4.1412 / 4°8'28"W

OS Eastings: 256205

OS Northings: 340199

OS Grid: SH562401

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.LVXP

Mapcode Global: WH55L.CC7K

Entry Name: Gwynle, including steps to the L-hand

Listing Date: 30 March 1951

Last Amended: 26 September 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4454

Building Class: Domestic

Location: A terraced house raised above street level to the E of Market Square.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Porthmadog

Community: Porthmadog

Locality: Tremadog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Tremadog was the creation of William Madocks (1773-1828), the first phase of which was built in the first decade of the C19 century. Nos 9-13 High Street were built in 2 phases in the mid C19 and are shown on the 1871 Tremadog estate plan and 1888 Ordnance Survey. No 9 is the earlier.


Belongs to a group of 9-13 High Street, Tremadog.

A short terrace of three 2-storey houses with entrances raised above street level, of squared quarried stone laid in regular courses, slate roof and stone stacks.

No 9 is a double-fronted. Rebuilt stone steps lead up to the central entrance, which has a replacement glazed door. Windows are replaced in original openings, except for a blind central upper-storey window. A full-height vertical joint separates Nos 9 and 11, indicating their different dates. No 11 is a narrow single-fronted house. The entrance, on the L side, is reached by replacement slate steps. It has a replacement door and overlight. In the lower storey is a 12-pane horned sash window and in the upper storey a 16-pane hornless sash window. No 13 is a double-fronted. The central entrance is reached by replacement slate steps. It has a replacement half-lit boarded door beneath an overlight. Windows are 12-pane horned sashes in the lower storey, 16-pane hornless sashes in the upper storey.

Against the L gable end (No 9) are communal stone steps. The rear of No 9 has a rubble-stone lean-to with corrugated iron roof, built into the steep cliff face.


The interior retains a 2-unit plan. On the R side the room retains a fireplace with large stone lintel.

Reasons for Listing

Listed, notwithstanding door and window replacement, as one of a short row of houses, notable for its use of local stone, retaining definite C19 regional character and for its contribution to the historical integrity of Tremadog.

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