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Column Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.2212 / 53°13'16"N

Longitude: -4.1967 / 4°11'48"W

OS Eastings: 253436

OS Northings: 371601

OS Grid: SH534716

Mapcode National: GBR 5M.111G

Mapcode Global: WH546.H9SD

Entry Name: Column Cottage

Listing Date: 20 April 1998

Last Amended: 21 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5464

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In an elevated position N of the A4080(T) Holyhead Road, c.50m N of the Anglesey Column.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Community: Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll

Community: Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll

Locality: Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Built-Up Area: Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll

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A mid C19 estate cottage, with the picturesque styling and casement windows characteristic of Plas Newydd estate properties. Used by the caretaker of the Anglesey column and recorded in the 1841 census returns. The column was built to commemorate the military achievements of Henry William Paget of Plas Newydd (1768 - 1854), leader of the British Cavalry during many campaigns of the Napoleonic era; its foundation stone was laid in 1816 and the column finished in 1817.


Single storey estate lodge, symmetrically planned with central gabled porch to front and central rear wing. Built of rubble with gritstone dressings; slate roof with stone copings, kneelers and finials and three central diagonally set rendered stacks with ashlar scoring. Main entrance through 4-centred voussoir arch in porch, flanked by 2-light, 8-pane side hung casement windows with hood mould carved into lintels over. Windows in gable end as for front. Modern flat-roofed extension to rear.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a mid C19 estate cottage, retaining much of its external character, and notable for its association with the Anglesey Column.

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  • II* Anglesey Column
    Prominently sited on a hill called Cerrig y Borth overlooking the Menai Strait, N of the A4080(T) Holyhead road, on the approach to Llanfairpwll.
  • II Pen Parc
    Sited at the top of a hill, on SE side of Lon Pant, immediately on the roadside opposite the junction with Lon Foel Graig.
  • II Summer House at Y Graig
    Situated in the grounds of Y Graig close to the western boundary of the garden. Y Graig is in the centre of Llanfairpwll, uphill from the Holyhead Road.
  • II Gate piers and gates at White Lodge
    Prominently located on the S side of the A4080(T), on the approach to the village of Llanfairpwll. White, painted iron gates alongside White Lodge, with drive leading down to Plas Llanfair.
  • II White Lodge
    Prominently located on the S side of the A4080(T), on the approach to the village of Llanfairpwll. Built on steeply sloping ground above Holyhead railway line. White, painted iron gates with drive le
  • II The Toll House
    Prominently sited at the junction of the A4080(T) Holyhead Road and the A4080 Brynsiencyn Road, to the E end of the village.
  • II Church of St. Mary, Llanfairpwll
    In an isolated location SE of Llanfairpwll, below the railway and A4080(T) the church overlooks the Menai Strait and is c250m W of the entrance to the Britannia Bridge.
  • II Britannia Bridge Memorial, Churchyard of Church of St. Mary, Llanfairpwll
    At the edge of the churchyard S of the church.

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