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Former Vicarage

A Grade II Listed Building in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9954 / 52°59'43"N

Longitude: -3.9406 / 3°56'26"W

OS Eastings: 269850

OS Northings: 345993

OS Grid: SH698459

Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.H98D

Mapcode Global: WH559.FZR1

Plus Code: 9C4RX3W5+5Q

Entry Name: Former Vicarage

Listing Date: 1 February 1996

Last Amended: 1 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16851

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the street line opposite St. David's Church and stepped-up from and adjoining Craigbach 3; set behind contemporary spearheaded railings.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Ffestiniog

Community: Ffestiniog

Locality: Blaenau Ffestiniog

Built-Up Area: Blaenau Ffestiniog

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Tagged with: Clergy house

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c1845 vicarage, built to serve St. David's Church; extended to R by 2 bays in the later C19.


2 storey house of snecked rubble under a slate roof with slightly oversailing eaves. The primary block is symmetrical and is of 3 bays. Central entrance with contemporary 6-panel door (upper 4 with modern glazing) and a 4-pane rectangular fanlight. Single-storey stone porch in front with plain chamfered opening and decorative iron gates. Slate-coped parapet and string-course; panelled ceiling and flat roof. Recessed 16-pane un-horned sash windows with returned slate labels. The 2-bay added section is flush and has 12-pane recessed and horned sashes with slate cills. End chimneys with weather-coursing and cornices to the primary block with a further, brick chimney, to the (extended) R gable end. Further windows as before to R gable with a recessed modern door to R. Slate-hung rear set against a steep spoil slope; further 12-pane windows and a modern part-glazed entrance.


The interior was not inspected at the time of survey (June 1995), though panelled doors and shutters are known to survive.

Reasons for Listing

A mid-C19 vicarage retaining much character in a prominent location on the main street.

Group value with Craigbach 3 adjoining.

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