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Latitude: 53.2235 / 53°13'24"N
Longitude: -3.8384 / 3°50'18"W
OS Eastings: 277358
OS Northings: 371186
OS Grid: SH773711
Mapcode National: GBR 62.0XS2
Mapcode Global: WH65J.07GM
Plus Code: 9C5R65F6+CJ
Entry Name: The Hall (with connecting wall to triangular store)
Listing Date: 21 February 1996
Last Amended: 21 February 1996
Source ID: 17011
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: Prominently sited on the corner of the B5106 (Bettws-y-Coed - Conwy road) at its junction with a lane running SW to Pontwgan; set back slightly behind plain rubble walls.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Roughly square, one-and-a-half storey building of rubble, roughcast from dado level upwards, with long sweeping slate roofs; decorative chevron patterning in lighter slates. The building is essentially of double-pile design with central unifying pyramidal roof and surmounting gabled and slatted louvre. Single-storey gabled porch to E (road-facing) side with octagonal recessed window to its gable; diagonal glazing bars. Pointed-arched, chamfered entrance to N side, with small gable over; boarded double doors. The E and W sides of the main block are M-shaped, the gables of the 2 piles meeting to form a valley in the centre; the outer roof pitches are longer. Each of the gables has a tall central recess with canted head, those to the N containing 9-pane fixed windows above later ground-floor windows; vertically-boarded divisions to centre. Those to the S (garden-facing) side have modern upper sections and, to the ground floor, a 9-pane full-length window to the L, with a glazed door to the R; octagonal window as before to far R, with plain chimney at corner beyond; 2-part construction with brick upper section. Further, projecting stack to centre, between the paired gables. A further octagonal window appears to the R of the northern twin-gabled side, consciously interrupting its symmetry. Narrower advanced bay to the W side with long, shallow catslide roof; part-glazed central door with plain, narrow flanking lights.
To the W of the building, a triangular rubble-walled yard/garden with, in the W corner, and bordering the lane to the N, a triangular pavilion or store. Of rubble with pyramidal slate roof with chevron decoration as before and lead ball finial. Boarded door to E side and boarded window to N (lane-facing) side.
Included for its special interest as a high-quality church hall of ingenious and vibrant design by an important early C20 regional architect.
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