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Quay Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Barmouth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7201 / 52°43'12"N

Longitude: -4.0509 / 4°3'3"W

OS Eastings: 261572

OS Northings: 315576

OS Grid: SH615155

Mapcode National: GBR 8T.1M78

Mapcode Global: WH56L.RW5L

Entry Name: Quay Cottage

Listing Date: 31 January 1995

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15453

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 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.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Barmouth

Community: Barmouth (Bermo)

Community: Barmouth

Built-Up Area: Barmouth

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

A late C17/early C18 2 storey 3 window cottage, altered in the early and late C19.

Exterior

Rubble construction under a slate roof with decorative ridge and 3 small, C20 skylights. Cemented rubble gable to L; squat end stacks with weather coursing, that to the R mostly absorbed into a later adjoining building, and that to the L with tall brick upper section, a late C19 alteration. Pebbledashed facade with raised cement entablature to central recessed entrance. Late Victorian doorwith glazed upper panels. 2-pane late Victorian sashes withprojecting slate cills.

Adjoining at right-angles to the R, its gable end on the street line, a small single-storey rendered-rubble and slate building, probably a former wash house or shop; C19. Recessed, part-glazed Victorian door to the street-facing gable end with plain squat chimney above. 9-pane near-flush sash window to W side wall.

Interior

Entrance hall with Victorian geometric tiled floor. Fine 3-storey early C19 well stair with swept mahogany rail; oak treads and risers up to first floor, then pine. Flat iron triple lozenge motif balusters alternating with stick balusters; scrolled tread-ends. Early C19 6-panelled doors off hall, the room to the L with internal reeded doorcase with corner rosettes. Large inglebeam to right-handroom. Panelled shutters to all ground and first-floor windows.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a rare example in Barmouth of a C17/C18 vernacular cottage facing the old harbour, with good early C19 interior features.

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  • 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 Anchor Cottage
    On the street-line, partly set back behind a modern brick dwarf-walled forecourt/garden.
  • 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 Graig Fach
    Set back slightly behind a metalled forecourt with an adjacent petrol station to the R.
  • 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.
  • II Graig Fach
    Set back slightly behind a metalled forecourt with an adjacent petrol station to the R.

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