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Anchor Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Barmouth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.72 / 52°43'11"N

Longitude: -4.0505 / 4°3'1"W

OS Eastings: 261601

OS Northings: 315566

OS Grid: SH616155

Mapcode National: GBR 8T.1MBL

Mapcode Global: WH56L.RWCN

Entry Name: Anchor Cottage

Listing Date: 3 April 1951

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4899

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the street-line, partly set back behind a modern brick dwarf-walled forecourt/garden.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Barmouth (Bermo)

Community: Barmouth

Built-Up Area: Barmouth

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

A late C17/early C18 house with added early C19 gabled wing to the L, the latter at right-angles with the street.

Exterior

Primary block: One-and-a-half storeys, of whitened rubble construction under a medium-pitched slate roof. Rubble chimneys, that to the L with simple capping and weather coursing. A tall rendered stack to the rear forms the end stack to a short gabled wing. This is now partly incorporated into a later (C19) house to the R. Symmetrical front with central entrance. Recessed modern 6-panelled door (upper 4 glazed). Modern 6-pane recessed casement-style windows to both floors, those to the attic contained within stone dormers which breakthe eaves. These with hipped roofs.

C19 Wing to the L: Construction as before. Plain street-facing gable with 2 windows as before (though larger), one diagonally-set above the other. To the L a C20 round-arched opening has been cut through. Thisgives on to a stepped, part-open passageway to the rear. The wing hasbeen reduced by the insertion of a brick wall to the R to screen thepassage.

Reasons for Listing

A good example of a local vernacular cottage in a prominent location on the main street.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Quay Cottage
    Set back from the street line behind dwarf rubble forecourt walls with simple central gate. The cottage is partly overlapped to the L by a late C19 gabled shop building.
  • II Graig Fach
    Set back slightly behind a metalled forecourt with an adjacent petrol station to the R.
  • II Former Wash-House or Shop advanced to the R of Quay Cottage
    Set back from the street line behind dwarf rubble forecourt walls with simple central gate. The cottage is partly overlapped to the L by a late C19 gabled shop building.
  • II Graig Fach
    Set back slightly behind a metalled forecourt with an adjacent petrol station to the R.
  • II St David's Church
    Prominently located at the approach to the lower part of the town centre; on a triangular plot with Harbour Lane to the S and with stone gate piers to rubble boundary wall.
  • II Nos.2 & 3 Bennar Terrace,,,,,gwynedd,
    Bennar Terrace is a steeply sloping footpath, one of the principal routes to thread its way through Old Barmouth. Nos 2 and 3 form a long row, tucked against the slope immediately behind the blocks r
  • II Pen-y-Graig Isa
    Situated against the steep slope of the hill above Bennar Terrace and bordered to the E side and rear by a narrow, part stepped lane.
  • II Pen-y-Graig Upper Cottage
    Situated against the steep slope of the hill above Bennar Terrace and bordered to the E side and rear by a narrow, part stepped lane.

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