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A Grade II Listed Building in Y Felinheli, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1868 / 53°11'12"N

Longitude: -4.2053 / 4°12'19"W

OS Eastings: 252744

OS Northings: 367792

OS Grid: SH527677

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.3BXS

Mapcode Global: WH54D.C5Q8

Plus Code: 9C5Q5QPV+PV

Entry Name: Ffinfa

Listing Date: 18 April 1997

Last Amended: 18 April 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18333

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the SE side of main road, Stryd Bangor, NE of the War Memorial and between No 1 Bodarborth and Cae Gwyn. Set behind contemporary stone wall with panelled timber gate.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Y Felinheli

Community: Y Felinheli

Built-Up Area: Y Felinheli

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Vaynol estate house of c1870, a pair with Cae Gwyn to West. E end addition of c1890-1900.


Pink squared rubble stone with slate roofs and brick end stacks. L-plan, two-storey, with picturesque estate cottage detail, similar to, but subtly varied from that on Cae Gwyn next door. Front has large gable to right with arch-bracing and king-post to bargeboards. Pair of first floor plate-glass long sashes, with stone voussoirs. Ground floor big hipped-roofed canted bay with pilasters between narrow side lights and broad 4-pane front light. Fretted brackets to cornice. To left ground floor has casement pair to left of panelled door with overlight, window and door close-spaced. Above, breaking eaves is timber overhanging oriel on two shaped brackets, with triple casement and hipped roof. W side wall is slate hung with chimney gable to left and short rear wing to right. E side has big bay-fronted 2-storey projecting addition with canted hipped slate roof. Bay is canted with pilasters between sash windows, cornices over each floor, upper cornice under eaves.

Reasons for Listing

A good later C19 estate house to an attractive asymmetrical design, one of a non-matching pair with Cae Gwyn. Of group value with Cae Gwyn and Nos 1 & 2 Bodarborth.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cae Gwyn
    Situated towards NE of Y Felinheli on SE side of main road, Stryd Bangor, some 100m NE of the War Memorial and next to Ffinfa. Set behind stone front wall with Gothic timber gate.
  • II Bodarborth
    Situated on the SE side of main road, Stryd Bangor, some 200m NE of the War Memorial. Set behind contemporary low stone walls with matching timber gates.
  • II No. 2 Bodarborth
    Situated on the SE side of main road, Stryd Bangor, some 200m NE of the War Memorial. Set behind contemporary low stone walls with matching timber gates.
  • II Former Dock Offices at Y Felinheli
    At bottom of road from village to harbour, on S side of harbour, opposite drawbridge.
  • II War Memorial
    Situated diagonally set to main road, in corner of the grounds of Church House, by the road running SE to the former railway station.
  • II Former Railway Station
    At the end of a short road running SE off Stryd Bangor from the War Memorial.
  • II Dock System at Y Felinheli
    Below village of Felinheli, aligned roughly E-W, curving slightly to follow line of natural inlet, the whole system some 500m long.
  • II Arvonia
    Situated in the centre of Y Felinheli, some 150m SW of War Memorial, on the SE side of main street.

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