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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanbedrog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8531 / 52°51'11"N

Longitude: -4.479 / 4°28'44"W

OS Eastings: 233177

OS Northings: 331284

OS Grid: SH331312

Mapcode National: GBR 57.SBFS

Mapcode Global: WH44P.5KF2

Entry Name: Foxhole

Listing Date: 11 August 1989

Last Amended: 8 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4621

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The building is located immediately above high tide level at the W end of Llanbedrog beach, below Trwyn Llanbedrog.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llanbedrog

Community: Llanbedrog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The cottages, formerly known as Foxhall, were probably built as fishermen's cottages in the late C18, and Gothicised in the C19 when they became part of the Plas Glyn-y-weddw Estate.


Pair of cottages end-to-end built of rubble masonry and whitewashed, with a pitched slate roof closely cut to the eaves and verges. Single storey and loft, each cottage is of 2 window bays, with a central boarded door in a stone pointed arch to each cottage, flanked by small pane casement windows also set within openings with similar pointed heads. Two rooflights to the front roof pitch. Three tall stone stacks with water tabling, carrying late C19 terracotta flues, the shafts moulded with basketwork, and having octagonal moulded heads. Two small windows to the right end elevation, the one to the right having its original stone lintel. Small paned glazing. Similar small window to left on left end elevation. Blind rear elevation with retaining wall against hillside, and a modern passage cut along the back.


Not accessible at the time of inspection. Said from earlier inspection to have the internal layout of kitchen and living room largely intact. Rubble partition walls.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an interesting example of a pair of small fishermen's cottages of the N Wales coast, and later converted as a picturesque element in the dramatic setting of Glyn-y-weddw.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • 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* 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 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 The Cottage
    The house stands in the angle between Ffordd-y-traeth and Pentre Llan, at the lower end of Llanbedrog.
  • 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 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 Bys-coch
    The cottage is set in the angle between two minor roads winding around the SW side of Mynydd Tir-y-cwmwd.
  • II Penarwel
    The house stands well back from the lane, in its own grounds, and is approached by a sinuous driveway.

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