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Melbourne House

A Grade II Listed Building in Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9587 / 52°57'31"N

Longitude: -3.9362 / 3°56'10"W

OS Eastings: 270036

OS Northings: 341899

OS Grid: SH700418

Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.KQB6

Mapcode Global: WH55H.HWVP

Plus Code: 9C4RX357+FG

Entry Name: Melbourne House

Listing Date: 24 April 1951

Last Amended: 1 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4688

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Facing the square to the SE; set back on a slightly raised terrace behind plain contemporary railings.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Ffestiniog

Community: Ffestiniog

Locality: Llan Ffestiniog

Built-Up Area: Llan Ffestiniog

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Exterior: c1830 symmetrical terrace of two 3-storey, 3-bay houses, expressed as a reflected pair. Ashlar facade with continuous shallow-pitched slate roof and plain, rendered end chimneys. A further, central stack marks the division between the two houses which is disguised on the facade by an advanced gabled bay with blind windows. Melbourne House (to the R) retains its original, slightly-recessed sash windows; 12-pane to the ground floor, 9-pane to the first and 6-pane to the upper floor. These have narrow stucco architraves and projecting slate cills. Those to Ty'r Banc are modern replacement windows of 15, 12 and 6 panes respectively. Slate steps to C19 4-panelled door to Melbourne House, with decorative rectangular fan above. Out-of -character modern glazed door to Ty'r Banc. Two modern basement windows to both houses except for an original 6-pane window to Ty'r Banc. To the R of Melbourne House a narrow passage leads to a boarded cellar door diagonally beneath its right-hand window.

Adjoining Ty'r Banc to the L a late C19 open stone porch supported on Doric columns; plain entablature with inscription `Bank' in raised letters and moulded cornice. Stone steps up to 4-panel contemporary door with flanking engaged columns. Coped, dwarf step parapet to the R, this missing to L. Adjoining this and connecting the porch to Meirion House, a high, rough-dressed, snecked rubble wall with central entrance; modern boarded door gives access to an alley.

Group value with other listed items in Church Square.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Tegannedd
    Adjoining Melbourne house, stepped down and advanced; set back slightly behind a low rubble wall.
  • II Ty'r Banc
    Facing the square to the SE; set back on a slightly raised terrace behind plain contemporary railings.
  • II Meirion House
    Prominently located on the SE corner of the square partly behind a plain, railed forecourt.
  • II Pengwern Arms Hotel
    Facing the square prominently to the N.
  • II Milepost
    Prominently sited at the junction of the A 470 and the B 4391; facing Church Square to the W.
  • II Church of St Michael
    On a promontory of high ground at the western end of Llan Ffestiniog, set back slightly from the informal village square.
  • II Peniel Chapel (including hall addition to rear)
    Located approximately 91m NW of the A 470 in the centre of the village; set back behind contemporary decorative railings on a slightly raised, part-metalled terrace and accessed from the road via a sh
  • II Penralltgoch
    Located approximately 0.5km W of Ffestiniog village on a slightly raised terrace on the steep roadside.

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