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A Grade II Listed Building in Barmouth, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7214 / 52°43'17"N

Longitude: -4.0534 / 4°3'12"W

OS Eastings: 261410

OS Northings: 315730

OS Grid: SH614157

Mapcode National: GBR 8T.1LLV

Mapcode Global: WH56L.QV0K

Plus Code: 9C4QPWCW+HJ

Entry Name: Pen-y-Crisiau

Listing Date: 31 January 1995

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15466

Building Class: Domestic

Also known as: Tan Grisiau

ID on this website: 300015466

Location: On the street line and at right-angles with it.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Barmouth (Bermo)

Community: Barmouth

Built-Up Area: Barmouth

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Tagged with: Architectural structure

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A late C17 house, perhaps originally consisting of three independent domestic units, one above the other. Single storey plus attics andbasement; whitewashed rubble construction under a medium-pitched slateroof. Large stacks at gable ends with simple capping and weathercoursing, that facing the street the taller. Rubble gable parapets.


Irregular main (NW) face: 2 plain early C20 wooden cross-windows to ground floor, flanking a modern 6-panelled, recessed door with modern wooden stepped access down to basement courtyard. Further small 3-pane modern window immediately to the L of the entrance. Rough-hewn entrance to basement, with deeply recessed part-glazed C20 door. Modern recessed windows to L of door and to extreme R. 3 gabled dormers to attic with early C19 16-pane sashes breaking the eaves.External access to attic floor via a flight of old slate steps with flanking rubble parapets. At the top a slightly recessed modern door with glazed upper lights.

On the SE side, facing a narrow alley, a blocked entrance and 2 blocked windows with, above, a small original window opening under the eaves with crude projecting slate-stone trough at cill level; modern 6-pane casement. Modern recessed glazed door to street-facing gable with large plain-glazed window to R.


Rough chamfered beamed ceiling to ground floor; evidence of former post and panel partitioning. C19 pine corkscrew stair to upperlevel, leading from an original short half-turn stone stair within thethickness of the wall.

Reasons for Listing

A good early example of a local vernacular domestic building and anotable contrast with the classical design of the neighbouring Morris& Co.

Group value with other listed items in the High Street.

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