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Latitude: 52.7126 / 52°42'45"N
Longitude: -4.0038 / 4°0'13"W
OS Eastings: 264734
OS Northings: 314649
OS Grid: SH647146
Mapcode National: GBR 8W.20WB
Mapcode Global: WH56T.G2NT
Entry Name: Ty'n-y-Coed
Listing Date: 31 January 1979
Last Amended: 1 February 1995
Source ID: 15588
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Raised up behind the main road and overlooking Arthog and the Mawddach estury in its own wooded and landscaped park; accessed via a short drive off a lane running parallel behind the main road.
Traditional County: Merionethshire
Small Victorian country house in eclectic Gothic style built by Mr David Davies in the 1860s who bought the estate and also founded the Ty'n-y-coed quarry. He is mentioned as a JP in Slater's Register of 1871.
2 storeys plus attics; snecked dressed rubble with limestone detailing and slate roofs with deep eaves carried on decorative iron brackets. Built on a continuous plinth and with continuous cornice band with the upper wall jettied out slightly above. Symmetrical main (W) front of 3 bays, the central, entrance bay recessed with flanking wings ending as canted bays. These have hipped roofs with lead flashing and iron foliate finials. 3 large 4-pane sash windows to each floor with stopped-chamfered reveals, shouldered-arched heads and expressed segmental relieving arches above; decorative quoins. 3-window entrance bay with central round-arched entrance, finely moulded and with foliate and animal carving, all in sandstone; carved tympanum with shield bearing DD monogram. Polished granite columns flank the entrance with plain bases and topped-chamfered
reveals; naturalistic foliage capitals. Multi-pane double doors with decorative ironwork. The ground floor of the entrance bay is covered by a triple-arched loggia with highly-moulded round-arched openings with keystones containing carved rosettes; columns as before carried on solid chamfered bases with a decorative balustrade. Dentilated cornice with further balustrade to flat lead roof; the left-hand first floor window is of french window type and gives access to this. 2 steeply-pitched wooden dormers to main roof with deep verges supported on scrolled brackets and with decorative finials, pendentives and cusping; moulded stopped-chamfered bargeboards. Similar dormers to
flanking bays and to further bay on S face. Large central fleche with honeycomb slate cladding to lower section and ribbed leading to upper; triple-arched wooden slatted openings to each face.
Decorative iron weather vane. 4 tall stacks with moulded capping; flat cast iron downpipes with square decorative hoppers. Stepped-down to N face, a single-storey projection with half-hipped roof to N and angled side to NE. Rear with slightly advanced gabled wing to R and plain entrance with shouldered arch to L; fenestration as before.
The house stands behind a long raised and balustraded terrace with stone balustrade and terracotta cushion-capitalled columns as balusters.
The interior was not accessible at the time of inspection (November 1994) but is said to retain fine chimneypieces.
Listed as a good mid-Victorian small-scale country house, its exterior entirely unaltered.
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