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Former Railway Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Y Felinheli, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1858 / 53°11'8"N

Longitude: -4.2061 / 4°12'22"W

OS Eastings: 252683

OS Northings: 367679

OS Grid: SH526676

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.3BQK

Mapcode Global: WH54D.C692

Entry Name: Former Railway Station

Listing Date: 18 April 1997

Last Amended: 18 April 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18341

Building Class: Transport

Location: At the end of a short road running SE off Stryd Bangor from the War Memorial.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Y Felinheli

Community: Y Felinheli

Built-Up Area: Y Felinheli

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Built 1874 as Port Dinorwic Station, S of the original which was near Halfway House Inn. The new station was larger and accommodated the stationmaster in a flat above the station building, the first to use it being Isaac Jones. The station had a General Waiting Room, Ladies' Waiting Room, Stationmaster's Office, Booking Office, Toilets and Oil-lamp Room. The Bangor to Caernarvon railway line opened to traffic on 10 March 1852 and the station closed in 1969 when the line was closed to passenger trains. The line closed finally in 1972.

Exterior

Yellow brick with red brick decorative detail, slate roofs with terracotta ridges and tall corniced yellow-brick stacks. Unusually large and ornate near-symmetrical front, two-storey, with big half-hipped slightly-projecting cross-wings framing a three-bay centre with two eaves gables and centre small hipped gable. Two tall stacks on ridge frame centre bay. Cross-wings had tall side-wall stacks, surviving only on left end. Gables have punched patterns to bargeboards and terracotta finials. Windows are singles, pairs and triplets with moulded bricks to jambs, mullions and cambered heads. Eight-pane sashes throughout, the top and bottom panes smaller than those between. Flush slate sills. Raised plinths, red brick band at mid-height of ground floor windows and double bands at ground floor window-head height, first floor sill height and also head-height on cross-wings only. Cambered window heads are also framed in red brick and gables have red brick lozenge patterning with crosses in lozenge centres. Hipped small centre gable has yellow brick corbelled eaves. Centre has 2-1-2 window arrangement and ground floor broad double doors under cambered head. Left cross-wing has paired window above, triplet below. Right cross-wing has broad triplet above and three windows below, the outer ones narrower.

Attached each end are single storey wings with half-hipped gables. Left wing has paired window right and full-height double doors left. End-wall blank door. Right wing is similar, but end-wall paired window.

Rear has similar detail, two half-hipped gables projecting, framing gabled centre, but crosswings have ground floor canted bays.

Reasons for Listing

A railway-station of unusual scale and decorative detail, the decoration integral to the well-controlled composition.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • 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 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 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 Arvonia
    Situated in the centre of Y Felinheli, some 150m SW of War Memorial, on the SE side of main street.
  • II South Dock and quay walls at Y Felinheli
    Situated to the S of the main dock system at Y Felinheli. The dock wall runs from the Garddfon Inn in the S to the lock gates in the N.

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