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SW Lodge to Garth Angharad

A Grade II Listed Building in Arthog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7273 / 52°43'38"N

Longitude: -3.9821 / 3°58'55"W

OS Eastings: 266246

OS Northings: 316249

OS Grid: SH662162

Mapcode National: GBR 8X.165S

Mapcode Global: WH56M.SQZ1

Entry Name: SW Lodge to Garth Angharad

Listing Date: 1 February 1995

Last Amended: 1 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15597

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from the road behind trees and raised up behind a rubble retaining wall.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Arthog

Community: Arthog

Locality: Garth Angharad

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Exterior

A square one-and-a-half storey gate lodge built c.1912 to serve Garth Angharad. The design suggests the influence of the work of Clough Williams Ellis. Centralised plan; snecked rubble construction with pyramidal small-slate roof, slightly feathered out towards the eaves. Square central stack with moulded plinth and corners set back. The lodge is set on a slightly projecting plinth. W (entrance) front with entrance to R and adjacent 12-pane flush casement, all beneath a continuous stone lintel; boarded, grooved door. In front, a projecting single-storey verandah-type porch with restrained chinese style openwork wooden supports carrying 3 arches, the central, wider one depressed; plain balustrading, flat lead roof with bracketed eaves. To the L a 12-pane flush casement window with plain stone lintel. Above, a large and distinctive centrally-placed squared timber oriel, breaking the eaves which are splayed to either side; 10 light glazing on 2 levels, 6 panes per light, flat lead roof. It is possible that the extraordinary size of this feature relates to a specific function of the upper room, which may have served as a dining room for shoot lunches. Tripartite and 2-part windows as before to N face with 12-pane flat-roofed dormer to L, breaking the eaves. Further 6 and 12-pane windows to S face withcentrally-placed dormer as before. Contemporary flat-roofed single-storey extension to rear.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a lodge that is distinctive for its bold and unusual design.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Former Barn at Garth Isaf
    Located to the N of the main house, at the far end of the group at Garth Isaf and beyond a part-demolished former barn dated 1672.
  • II Cottage at Garth Isaf
    Immediately to the N of the main house at Garth Isaf and set against the former, embanked road to the rear; sharing a small dwarf-walled terrace with the main house and with stepped, parapetted access
  • II* Garth Isaf Farmhouse
    Located 0.5km NW of the main road in a hollow near the estuary and accessed via a long wooded track; raised up behind a dwarf-walled terrace, its E gable facing the former, disused road.
  • II Secondary House at Garth Isaf
    Located to the rear (SW) of the main house at Garth Isaf and built against the slope of the ground to the NE; facing the Mawddach estuary.
  • II Milepost
    Situated at the side of the road against a rubble wall diagonally opposite the former Ty'n-y-Coed quarry.
  • II Cefn-Hir-Uchaf
    Located in the up-land area approximately 1km E of Arthog; immediately to the E of an unclassified mountain road leading E from Arthog Terrace to the Cragennen lakes.

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