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Terrace Pavilion at Haulfryn

A Grade II Listed Building in Abersoch, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8239 / 52°49'26"N

Longitude: -4.5014 / 4°30'5"W

OS Eastings: 231553

OS Northings: 328083

OS Grid: SH315280

Mapcode National: GBR 56.V50V

Mapcode Global: WH44V.T8NZ

Entry Name: Terrace Pavilion at Haulfryn

Listing Date: 1 April 1998

Last Amended: 1 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19636

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Situated at N end of terrace on E front of Haulfryn.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llanengan

Community: Llanengan

Locality: Abersoch

Built-Up Area: Abersoch

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Garden pavilion of 1932 designed by Anthony Minoprio for his father F C Minoprio as part of the extensive terraced gardens laid out c1929-33 to designs by A Minoprio. The garden designs were published in 1932 under the name of the firm Minoprio & Spencely, but the 1933 elevation says that two garden pavilions were planned, the other presumably not built.


Pavilion or terrace seat, blue-grey granite from Llanbedrog, squared, with hipped slate roof, the slates specified as grey-green from Nantlle, and tile ridge with ball finials. Open-fronted with walls on three sides, the open S front with round column each side. Wall each side with roughly squared stone coping, left wall joining to house, right wall running E and then returned S and ramped down in quadrant curve.


Affixed to back wall is plaque to memory of Frank C Minoprio, 1870-1951, High Sheriff of Caernarvonshire 1934.

Reasons for Listing

A well-designed garden pavilion, of group value with the house, in a near-complete terraced garden of the inter-war years.

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  • II Garth
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  • II The Squash Court at Haulfryn
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  • II Hendy
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