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A Grade II Listed Building in Bontnewydd, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1214 / 53°7'17"N

Longitude: -4.29 / 4°17'23"W

OS Eastings: 246855

OS Northings: 360701

OS Grid: SH468607

Mapcode National: GBR 5H.78CY

Mapcode Global: WH43F.2SFX

Plus Code: 9C5Q4PC6+H2

Entry Name: Cefn-y-coed

Listing Date: 29 July 1997

Last Amended: 29 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18621

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated to the N of Llanfaglan, some 450m from the minor road running NE from Llanfaglan to Caernarfon.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Bontnewydd

Community: Bontnewydd

Locality: Llanfaglan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Earlier C19 country house built for Colonel Richard Jones, son of David Jones of Bodfan. Colonel Jones died in Dublin in 1837, when the house was incomplete. The Llanfaglan Tithe Map of 1843 records his widow Susannah Jones as the owner/occupier of a holding of some 26 acres (10.5ha). She also owned six other properties in the parish at this time comprising some 34 acres (13.8ha). There was an older rear range, demolished in later C20. The property was sold by the family in 1930.


Colourwashed stucco villa with slate hipped low-pitched roof, flat boarded eaves and four rendered stacks, two on ridge, one each end. Red later C19 or early C20 ridge tiles. Two-storey, three-window formal front with centre full height curved bay, 16-pane first floor sashes, French windows to ground floor sides and original large tripartite sash to centre of 6-18-6 panes. Both this and sash above are curved. Right end wall has enclosed porch, stuccoed, square with moulded entablature and frieze under hipped roof. Half-glazed double door and 4-pane end-wall sash. Left end has 15-pane sash to ground floor left and 12-pane sash above. Rear has 12-pane sash first floor left, the rest of rear wall projected with big centre 21-pane stair light.


Six-panel doors, panelled shutters, moulded cornices and fine cantilevered open-well spiral stair to rear, open string with stick balusters and moulded rail. Curved stair wall. Acanthus rose over stair well. Later C19 tiled floors in porch and spine hall. Two rooms at W end joined, both have painted floral frieze under cornice.

Reasons for Listing

A distinctive Regency-style country house retaining good interior detail.

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