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Llanycil Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanycil, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9006 / 52°54'2"N

Longitude: -3.6162 / 3°36'58"W

OS Eastings: 291386

OS Northings: 334907

OS Grid: SH913349

Mapcode National: GBR 6C.PB2V

Mapcode Global: WH675.FC75

Plus Code: 9C4RW92M+6G

Entry Name: Llanycil Cottage

Listing Date: 5 August 1991

Last Amended: 22 October 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14956

Building Class: Education

Location: Facing NE on a triangular site at the junction between the main road, along the shore of Bala Lake, and the by-road to Parc; set back behind a rubble walled forecourt.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bala

Community: Llanycil

Community: Llanycil

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Dated 1838; built as a Church Schoolroom and Schoolmaster's House and capable of taking 50 to 60 children. The 1847 Education Report indicates that the school did not flourish and had closed after only a few years.


Small one-and-a-half storeyed former schoolhouse in simple Tudor style; of rubble construction with renewed slate roof and overhanging, boarded eaves. Distinctive hexagonal stone chimney to centre with cornice and square base. Symmetrical 2 window front with gabled porch to centre. This has an inscribed, segmentally-arched, timber panel over the entrance; square headed openings to sides and seats within; boarded double doors. Flanking 3-light metal frame casement windows with diamond-paned metal-frame glazing over high transoms; slate lintels with stopped labels. Similar window to left hand gable end and another to 2 window rear; eaves raised in two places at rear to accommodate modern dormers. Plain 3 light window to right hand gable end where boundary wall steps up; attached monopitch-roofed outhouse.


Simple interior with triangular-shaped lobby created by diagonally placed doorways; schoolmaster's house to left and schoolroom to right, with fireplaces to central dividing wall.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an early C19 school of well-preserved picturesque Tudor Gothic character.

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