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Cottage at Garth Isaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Arthog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7249 / 52°43'29"N

Longitude: -3.9947 / 3°59'41"W

OS Eastings: 265383

OS Northings: 316007

OS Grid: SH653160

Mapcode National: GBR 8W.1H28

Mapcode Global: WH56M.LRYW

Plus Code: 9C4RP2F4+X4

Entry Name: Cottage at Garth Isaf

Listing Date: 1 February 1995

Last Amended: 1 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15599

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 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

County: Gwynedd

Community: Arthog

Community: Arthog

Locality: Garth Isaf

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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One-and-a-half storey cottage of 2 main periods; the R section is earlier, probably C17. To this a lateral chimney has been added to the rear and a further bay added to N, all second quarter C18.
Rubble with steeply-pitched renewed slate roof, hipped to the S and with coped and kneelered gable parapet to the N. 12-pane sash windows to both floors, the upper ones contained within gabled dormers. Entrance to narrow S face with plain boarded door. Above, a coped and kneelered rubble gabled dormer. 3 windows to ground floor of W face with 2 C20 dormers above. Modern windows to N gable. The NE corner is corbelled out in 2 stages, its lower section shaved off where it projects into the former road. Advanced L section to rear with gabled, coped and kneelered stack
with capping and weather coursing, again C18.

Rough roof timbers visible internally showing the hipped arrangement to be C18 work.

Reasons for Listing

An unusual building with interesting earlier C18 detail.

Group value with the associated listed items at Garth Isaf

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • 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 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 Milepost
    Situated at the side of the road against a rubble wall diagonally opposite the former Ty'n-y-Coed quarry.
  • II SW Lodge to Garth Angharad
    Set back from the road behind trees and raised up behind a rubble retaining wall.
  • 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.
  • II Ty'n-y-Coed
    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.
  • II Y Bont
    On the roadside, slightly below the present road level, immediately to the NW of Bont Arthog.

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