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Meirion House

A Grade II Listed Building in Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9589 / 52°57'31"N

Longitude: -3.9359 / 3°56'9"W

OS Eastings: 270054

OS Northings: 341918

OS Grid: SH700419

Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.KQC7

Mapcode Global: WH55H.HWYK

Entry Name: Meirion House

Listing Date: 11 September 1984

Last Amended: 1 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5203

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Prominently located on the SE corner of the square partly behind a plain, railed forecourt.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Ffestiniog

Community: Ffestiniog

Locality: Llan Ffestiniog

Built-Up Area: Llan Ffestiniog

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Exterior

Early C18 (said to date from 1726) with later C19 alterations and additions; 2-storey house-and-shop of roughly L-plan. Rubble construction with shallow slate roofs. The main (entrance) block has a pyramidal roof with plain end chimneys; this was extended towards the road in the second half C19 to form a shallow shop bay, continuously-roofed with the earlier block. This has a further plain chimney and a rendered return wall to the R. Entrance to L with early C20 part-glazed door. To the R of this, beyond the railed forecourt which divides the house and shop sections, a C19 double shop front with central entrance; part-glazed door and rectangular fan. Flanking 9-pane shop windows with projecting slate cills; plain pilasters on square stone pedestals. Plain fascia bearing the name `Meirion House' in applied wooden lettering (formerly ceramic); moulded and dentilated cornice. Two plain C19 sashes to first floor. Advanced C19 domestic wing to L with roof hipped towards the street and a wide, plain stack with simple cornice. Staggered L return, formerly with external stepped access to a first-floor entrance (now a modern window). Beyond this, a 2-tier rubble stack with rendered upper section; modern windows.

Interior

Roughly-chamfered ceiling beams to main entrance hall; large fireplace with chamfered bressummer and C19 range within. Similar ceiling to rear ground-floor room; 6-panelled door. Former shop section with part-slate floor and late C19 plain compartmented shelving. A C19 half-dog-leg stair leads from the hall with columnar newel posts, stick balusters and swept rail; further, similar straight-flight stair to L section.

Reasons for Listing

An early village house in a prominent position.

Included for group value with other listed items in Church Square.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty'r Banc
    Facing the square to the SE; set back on a slightly raised terrace behind plain contemporary railings.
  • II Melbourne House
    Facing the square to the SE; set back on a slightly raised terrace behind plain contemporary railings.
  • II Tegannedd
    Adjoining Melbourne house, stepped down and advanced; set back slightly behind a low rubble wall.
  • 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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