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'New Keepers' Quarters' at Bardsey Lighthouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7499 / 52°44'59"N

Longitude: -4.7994 / 4°47'57"W

OS Eastings: 211159

OS Northings: 320590

OS Grid: SH111205

Mapcode National: GBR GPJF.GC1

Mapcode Global: WH33Z.74TQ

Entry Name: 'New Keepers' Quarters' at Bardsey Lighthouse

Listing Date: 19 October 1971

Last Amended: 26 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17924

Building Class: Domestic

Location: SE of the lighthouse, within the walled enclosure which surrounds it.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Aberdaron

Community: Aberdaron

Locality: Yr Enlli / Bardsey Island

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Additional accommodation for lighthouse keepers, probably built c1873 (the date when the optical equiment was changed), and to a standard Trinity house design. Visible in John Thomas photograph of 1886.

Exterior

Lighthouse keepers' quarters. Whitewashed render over stone; hipped slate roof, with two axial stacks painted black. Doorways central in each gable end, with flanking windows. These, and the 3 W-facing windows, have wood-mullioned and transomed lights. Grouped windows of 1 and 2 lights in the E-facing elevation.

Interior

Internal plan has central corridor with living rooms opening off it.

Reasons for Listing

Part of a coherent group of buildings associated with the lighthouse, and an intact example of the later C19 type of accommodation provided by Trinity House.

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