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,4 Howe Street,Glasinfryn,Bangor,

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentir, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1984 / 53°11'54"N

Longitude: -4.118 / 4°7'4"W

OS Eastings: 258617

OS Northings: 368908

OS Grid: SH586689

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.2G52

Mapcode Global: WH547.QV8X

Entry Name: ,4 Howe Street,Glasinfryn,Bangor,

Listing Date: 22 September 1997

Last Amended: 22 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18939

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Towards the N end of the village, forming a terrace at right angles to its main street.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Pentir

Community: Pentir

Locality: Glasinfryn

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

A slate in the gable of this row carries the date of 1836. That this is likely to be the original building date is confirmed by the presence of the row on the Bangor Tithe Map of 1840. On this map, the terrace appears to be shown as a row of back-to back cottages, though by the time of the first edition Ordnance Survey Map of 1889, only the top house was so shown. The terrace was one of several such rows in the village, suggesting an unusual concentration of workers' housing for a small rural settlement: the presence of at least one textile factory in 1840 may account for this.

Exterior

Belong to a group of 7.

Bodlondeb and 1-6 Howe Street, Glasinfryn.

Terrace of 7 houses at right-angles to the road. The form of the row is distinctive, with the top house facing the road as a wide 2-unit gable-entry house, the others stepped down behind it, each single unit, double depth plan. This unusual arrangement may owe to the possible origins of the row as a back-to back terrace. Rubble construction, rendered to front and upper gable elevations, exposed to rear. Slate roofs and brick stacks. Top house has doorway to right of gable, and paired 6-pane sash windows on each floor. Slate dated slab towards gable apex, and stack parallel to ridge line. The houses behind each have doorway to left and a single window on each floor, mainly 4-pane sashes (with some 12-pane sashes surviving in rear elevation, and some replacement windows). Brick stacks at right angles to ridge line on the gable ends.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare surviving example of an early C19 terrace of workers' housing, of particular interest for its possible origins as a back-to-back row, and retaining its character both in the layout of the terrace with its distinctive stepped form, and in the retention of some early detail.

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