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The Cors-y-Gedol Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Barmouth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7221 / 52°43'19"N

Longitude: -4.0539 / 4°3'14"W

OS Eastings: 261376

OS Northings: 315804

OS Grid: SH613158

Mapcode National: GBR 8T.1DJF

Mapcode Global: WH56L.PVR1

Entry Name: The Cors-y-Gedol Hotel

Listing Date: 31 January 1995

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15461

Building Class: Commercial

Location: On the street line.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Barmouth (Bermo)

Community: Barmouth

Built-Up Area: Barmouth

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Large inn/hotel of 2 adjacent blocks. Mid C18 core (to L), opened as an Inn in 1775, the first innkeeper being Mrs Lowry Lewis (d.1805). Richard Fenton, the early C19 writer and traveller stayedhere. Rebuilt and extended by the proprietor John Robert Daviesc.1869.

Exterior

(L section): A 5-storey double-pile range under a shallow- pitched slate roof, hipped and with corbelled eaves. 3 projecting wooden bays with tripartite sash windows to upper floors; plain pilasters and entablature. The 2 bays to the R are of 2 storeys and have modern 30-pane windows at ground floor. The L bay is of 3 storeys and acts as a storeyed porch, the upper floors being carried on 2 octagonal wooden columns. Modern 4-part, part-glazed entrance. Above the 2 right-hand bays, the upper 3 storeys each have 3 plain Victorian 4-pane sashes with projecting cills and rusticated surrounds; similar window above L bay. Shallow hipped slate roofs toall bays and plain fascias between ground and first floors.

The R section is of 4 storeys and 3 bays and is flush with the previous section. Roof and upper windows as before. 2 projecting 2- storey bays to R as before, that to the R with octagonal columns to the ground floor. To the L an entrance with gallery above, supported on Doric columns. Turned balusters to gallery with plain rail and fascia beneath. The entrance has a wide moulded architrave and atripartite, multi-pane, glazed door. Tripartite sash window above with moulded pediment and entablature supported on 4 scrolled brackets. Tothe R of each of the 2 bays an entrance with modern part-glazed door; that to the R is larger and has a wooden doorcase and 4-pane fanabove.

Interior

Large fireplace in the ground-floor L section with flat- arched lintel. Reset foundation plaque above inscribed: `Foundation stone was laid by Anne wife of the proprietor John Robert Davies, Oct. 25 1869.'

Reasons for Listing

Included as an historic hotel with relatively unaltered C19 facade.

Group value with other listed items in the High Street.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Tan y Graig
    On the corner of the lane, immediately behind the Cors y Gedol Hotel.
  • II Tanyrallt Cottage
    On the corner of the lane where Water St. meets Cambrian St.
  • II Walter Lloyd Jones & Co., Estate Agents, and Walter Lloyd Jones, Salesroom
    On the street line.
  • II Tanyrallt
    Set against the hill side to the E of an unnamed lane which winds behind and above Water Street. Behind rubble garden walls with central wrought iron gate and plain flanking piers.
  • II Midland Bank
    On the street line and adjoining Walter Lloyd Jones and Co., Estate Agents
  • II Fron-y-Graig
    Set back behind railed rubble forecourt walls and raised up slightly on a terrace. At the junction with Cambrian Street.
  • II Tan-y-Fron
    Set back behind railed rubble forecourt walls and raised up slightly on a terrace. At the junction with Cambrian Street.
  • II Pen-y-Crisiau
    On the street line and at right-angles with it.

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