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Craigbach

A Grade II Listed Building in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9954 / 52°59'43"N

Longitude: -3.9408 / 3°56'26"W

OS Eastings: 269836

OS Northings: 345992

OS Grid: SH698459

Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.H966

Mapcode Global: WH559.FZN1

Entry Name: Craigbach

Listing Date: 1 February 1996

Last Amended: 1 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16849

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the street line opposite St. David's Church.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Ffestiniog

Community: Ffestiniog

Locality: Blaenau Ffestiniog

Built-Up Area: Blaenau Ffestiniog

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Exterior

c1845, extended later C19. 2 storey 3 bay cottage with flush added bay to R. Snecked rubble construction under a slate roof with oversailing eaves. Symmetrical primary section with central entrance, stepped-up; early C20 part-glazed door and 4-pane rectangular fanlight. Wooden pedimented porch canopy on simple brackets. Large flanking sash windows to ground floor with 8-pane glazing above plain lower sashes, the latter replacements; narrow plastered architraves and whitened reveals. Similar, though smaller windows to the first floor, with 6-pane upper sections. The added one-window bay to the R has identical windows. A plain chimney with weather-coursing marks the division between the primary block and the addition; this is further expressed by a masonry break on the facade.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with the former vicarage adjoining.

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