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Carreg Lwyd

A Grade II Listed Building in Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2274 / 53°13'38"N

Longitude: -4.1695 / 4°10'10"W

OS Eastings: 255275

OS Northings: 372231

OS Grid: SH552722

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.0MN9

Mapcode Global: WH546.X4QP

Entry Name: Carreg Lwyd

Listing Date: 18 July 1997

Last Amended: 18 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18567

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from SW side of Pentraeth Road, just N of the junction with Hill Street.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Menai Bridge

Community: Menai Bridge (Porthaethwy)

Community: Menai Bridge

Built-Up Area: Menai Bridge

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History

Built c1912, by Joseph Owen of Menai Bridge, the County Architect, for T.O.Roberts.

Exterior

A large Arts and Crafts style house, strongly asymmetrical in appearance with scattered fenestration. 2 storey with attics, 3 bays with central gabled bays advanced to front and rear and single storey wing advanced to front at right side. Rendered walls, painted white in upper portion, green slate roof with feathered eaves and painted rendered stacks.

Front elevation is dominated by the advanced gable with its asymmetrical form - a boldly sweeping catslide roof to left, and distictively composed and detailed fenestration. Entrance offset to left in this gable, in ashlar porch with battered piers and chamfered segmental archway, shaped parapet with ball finials. Four light mullioned window (consisting of 4x10-pane sashes) immediately left of porch, below the catslide; full height canted bay to its right. This has distinctive very small-paned windows to ground floor; transomed windows to first floor with small-paned lower lights, and smaller-paned upper lights, balancing those of the ground floor; these upper lights form a continuous band with a 3-light oriel window immediately above the porch. Diocletian window in gable apex. Left of the gable, paired narrow small-paned sashes on each floor and a 4-light dormer within the roof, offset to right.

Left hand gable return (SE elevation): Distinctive form given by dip of roof low over ground floor of garden front to form asymmetrical gable; fenestration forming a balanced composition, with tripartite small-paned oriel window in gable apex, mullioned and transomed small-pane sashes either side at first floor, with similar window aligned to ground floor right. Five-sided bay window offset to left, with small-paned sashes, and similar window wrappping the left hand angle, forming part of a glazed verandah.

Rear elevation: Dominated by advanced central gable anchored by very tall right hand stack. This gable has full-height canted bay window with small-paned sashes, leaded apron swept up from the wider (3-light) lower window, to the narrower (2-light) upper window. Upper window similarly detailed, and flanked by small side lights aligned with the upper panes of its sashes; Diocletian window in apex. To right of gable, the roof sweeps down over the verandah (with modern glazed infill); to its left, are original small-paned sash window to first floor, other windows renewed.

Right hand gable return (NW elevation): The scullery has an inserted window, lower storey 8 pane and upper storey 10 pane sash windows, half glazed door.

Interior

Entrance door leads to inner porch with mosaic floor and leaded lights. Main hall also with mosaic floor and with modillioned picture rails. Mosaic floor of cream, green and pink tiles arranged into fan design. Staircase with battered newels and moulded handrail on pierced splats interspersed with stick balusters. Stairs lead up to a window seat in leaded light bay to front. Original doors, picture rails and some fire surrounds. Also walk in china cupboard with original fittings, pot cupboard and cold room with slate shelves. Ground floor toilet and cloakroom retains tiling and fittings and the bell system is intact and working.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an exceptionally good example of Arts and Crafts domestic architecture, characterized by bold architectural forms and carefully composed and detailed features. It retains much of its original character throughout, notwithstanding some alteration to fenestration.

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