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Cae Gwyn

A Grade II Listed Building in Y Felinheli, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1867 / 53°11'11"N

Longitude: -4.2055 / 4°12'19"W

OS Eastings: 252729

OS Northings: 367779

OS Grid: SH527677

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.3BWQ

Mapcode Global: WH54D.C5MC

Plus Code: 9C5Q5QPV+MQ

Entry Name: Cae Gwyn

Listing Date: 18 April 1997

Last Amended: 18 April 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18334

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 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.

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, built as a pair with Ffinfa, to E, but varied in detail.


Pink square rubble stone with slate roofs and brick stacks. L-plan, two-storey, picturesque estate house. A crosswing projects to right with ornate bargeboards in three curves, two close-set first floor plate glass long sashes with stone voussoirs and ground floor large canted bay. This has hipped canted roof, 2-pane side lights and wide 4-pane front light, pilasters between. Fretted brackets to eaves. Crosswing has brick ridge stack. Set-back to left is entrance wing with half-hipped left end and rear-wall stack. Two-window range, upper floor with two 4-pane sashes breaking eaves, right one under hipped roof, left one slightly taller under half-hipped roof. Ground floor has panelled door with stained-glass in overlight to right and half-round bay to left. Bay has similar but smaller sashes to crosswing bay, similar pilasters and eaves brackets, but flat roof with crenellated parapet.

Right side of crosswing has slate-hung walls, large half-hipped gable and smaller hipped half-dormer. 4-pane sashes.

Reasons for Listing

One of a pair of later C19 estate houses showing attractive variety and asymmetry typical of the type. Group value with Ffinfa and Nos 1 & 2 Bodarborth.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ffinfa
    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.
  • 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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