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Bron Edda

A Grade II Listed Building in Trefriw, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.1484 / 53°8'54"N

Longitude: -3.8268 / 3°49'36"W

OS Eastings: 277923

OS Northings: 362805

OS Grid: SH779628

Mapcode National: GBR 63.5LWX

Mapcode Global: WH65X.54Z7

Plus Code: 9C5R45XF+87

Entry Name: Bron Edda

Listing Date: 30 May 1996

Last Amended: 30 May 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16930

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at the SE edge of the town on a hillside, backing onto the Coed y Wern; at the end of a short lane leading S from the Pont-y-Pandy.

County: Conwy

Town: Trefriw

Community: Trefriw

Community: Trefriw

Built-Up Area: Trefriw

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Tagged with: Cottage

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One of a number of Gwydir estate cottages built by Lord Willoughby de Eresby c.1845 and conceived in a characteristic and highly stylised pseudo-vernacular style. This estate style represents a fusion between the Tudorbethan popularly employed in this context, and a Picturesque historicising style, ultimately dependant on such earlier examples as the Ty-Hyll, or `Ugly House' near Capel Curig.


Single-storey 2-window cottage constructed of rough-dressed slate-stone blocks under a slate roof. This has deep verges and eaves, the latter with characteristic shaped corbelling, diagonally-set at the corners, and the former of large slate slab construction. Round, projecting end chimney to the N gable; of 2 stages with a cylindrical stack also of 2 stages, smaller at the top and with plain cornices. Near-centre entrance with slightly-recessed boarded door; modern flanking leaded, wooden mullioned windows with projecting slate cills. Triangular arched-headed window to S gable; plain glazing.


The interior was not inspected at the time of survey (February 1996).

Reasons for Listing

A mid C19 estate cottage of characteristic design.

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