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A Grade II Listed Building in Abersoch, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8235 / 52°49'24"N

Longitude: -4.5035 / 4°30'12"W

OS Eastings: 231411

OS Northings: 328043

OS Grid: SH314280

Mapcode National: GBR 56.V4JB

Mapcode Global: WH44V.S9N9

Entry Name: Garth

Listing Date: 1 April 1998

Last Amended: 1 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19615

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated set back down drive running E some 120m down Stryd Fawr, immediately beyond shops.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llanengan

Community: Llanengan

Locality: Abersoch

Built-Up Area: Abersoch

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Early C20 house built for Dr O J Evans c1910-13 in unusual neo-Georgian style showing an Arts and Crafts movement freedom with period detail. Marked on the 1918 O.S. map but not on the 1900 edition. Said to have been designed by a pupil of Lutyens and to have won a prize in a Daily Maily competition for houses costing £1,000.


House, unpainted roughcast with extensive dressings in red brick, hipped roofs with centre valley in red plain tiles and moulded painted timber eaves cornices. Three large red brick stacks with raised side panels and moulded cast-stone caps. Chimneys are behind ridges, one parallel to front W entry, two symmetrically at right angles to E garden front. One storey and attic, 5-window fronts, 3-window sides. Windows are long 18-pane sashes in red brick rusticated surrounds carried up to eaves with brick blank panels over. Stone keystones. E front has broad centre projection, hipped with flat ridge and tiny flat dormer over 3-bay open-pedimented front, the bays marked by plain red brick piers with roughcast between and tall-flat-headed brick doorway between centre piers, with stone triple key and double doors. Similar tiny dormer each side of projecting roof. Main range each side has one large hipped dormer with leaded casement windows and tiled cheeks. Dormers are placed on eaves between ground floor windows. Sides have similar 3 ground floor openings with panels over and three similar dormers above, but without original leaded glazing. On N side there are doors instead of windows in outer bays.

Garden front has straight front but slightly projecting hipped roofs over two outer windows, each with one similar dormer, while centre has 3-bay loggia with two stone columns and flat lintels and 2 small flat dormers above. Loggia may have been originally open, now infilled with glazing. Two similar windows and centre door within.

Reasons for Listing

An architecturally sophisticated neo-Georgian design of the early C20.

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  • II Pigeon-tower at Haulfryn
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  • II Haulfryn
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  • II Terrace Pavilion at Haulfryn
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  • II Penygraig
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  • II Hendy
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