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Latitude: 53.0242 / 53°1'27"N
Longitude: -3.728 / 3°43'40"W
OS Eastings: 284197
OS Northings: 348830
OS Grid: SH841488
Mapcode National: GBR 67.FDX2
Mapcode Global: WH66J.P7ZX
Entry Name: Pen-y-Bont (formerly Penrhyn Arms Inn)
Listing Date: 8 April 1997
Last Amended: 8 April 1997
Source ID: 18304
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Prominently located in the centre of the village at the W approach to Pont Ysbyty Ifan.
Community: Ysbyty Ifan
Community: Ysbyty Ifan
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Late C18 or early C19 inn, formerly the `Penrhyn Arms', after Lord Penrhyn of Penrhyn Castle, owner of the estate from 1856. Alterations and improvements appear to have been carried out during the third quarter C19, after Penrhyn's acquisition. These included the addition of the adjoining farmhouse and continuous (re)-roofing with it, together with a substantial rejustification of the rear and S gable end. The building is currently (November 1996) used as offices and for domestic purposes.
Large 3-storey, 3-window building of random rubble construction with medium-pitched slate roof, continuous with the adjacent Pen-y-Bont farmhouse. Shared stone chimney to R with simple cornice and weathercoursing; small, simple brick end chimney to L. Entrance at L via a late C19 slate-slab porch with plain wooden bargeboard and segmental opening; part-glazed door with narrow 3-pane vertical window incorporated to R. Recessed 16-pane unhorned sash windows to ground and first floors, with projecting slate cills and cambered red brick heads; those to the first floor are one header deep, the ground-floor heads are double. Square 12-pane sashes to third floor, under the eaves. Symmetrical rear facade with central boarded door and flanking 6-pane sash windows to ground floor. 12-pane casements to upper floors, those to the first taller and, as with ground-floor openings, with dressed slate lintels; large ground-floor window with modern glazing to S (road-facing) gable.
This was not inspected at the time of survey (November 1996), though is currently used as office space.
Included for its special historic interest as a late C18 or early C19 village inn in a prominent central position.
Group value with other listed items in the village centre.
Other nearby listed buildings