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The Squash Court at Haulfryn

A Grade II Listed Building in Abersoch, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8242 / 52°49'26"N

Longitude: -4.5038 / 4°30'13"W

OS Eastings: 231395

OS Northings: 328118

OS Grid: SH313281

Mapcode National: GBR 56.V4FX

Mapcode Global: WH44V.S8JS

Entry Name: The Squash Court at Haulfryn

Listing Date: 1 April 1998

Last Amended: 1 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19639

Building Class: Recreational

Location: Situated at W end of the Haulfryn gardens some 50m NE of The Lodge.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llanengan

Community: Llanengan

Locality: Abersoch

Built-Up Area: Abersoch

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Squash court built for F C Minoprio of Haulfryn c1925, and part of the extensive grounds laid out from 1922 to 1932 to the designs of his son Anthony Minoprio (1900-88). The squash court is mentioned as existing in 1932, and is said to have been built by F C Minoprio's younger brother Arthur Minoprio about 1925.

Exterior

Squash court, concrete walls sloping up to rear N wall, with wooden rustic superstructure, weatherboarded walls above line of concrete with row of louvred openings under eaves of shallow pitched roof. S front has very shallow centre gable. Attached to S front is a rustic viewing gallery with hipped felted roof (originally thatched) wany-edge boarding to front first floor and leaded centre pointed window under eaves gablet. First floor E end has overhanging oriel with canted sides and 1-3-1 leaded lights, and leaded roof. Ground floor is open on posts with rustic single flight of stairs within up to gallery. Stairs have rough fretwork balustrades.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an unusual example of a private squash court, part of the earlier C20 group at Haulfryn.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Lodge at Haulfryn
    Situated just behind Stryd Fawr, Abersoch, at foot of drive to Haulfryn.
  • II Pigeon-tower at Haulfryn
    Situated some 60 m W of Haulfryn in formal gardens facing S towards drive.
  • II Garth
    Situated set back down drive running E some 120m down Stryd Fawr, immediately beyond shops.
  • II Haulfryn
    Situated in Abersoch in extensive formal gardens, approached by drive running E off Stryd Fawr opposite St Tudwals Hotel.
  • II Terrace Pavilion at Haulfryn
    Situated at N end of terrace on E front of Haulfryn.
  • II Penygraig
    Situated in Abersoch on left side of steep hill on road to Mynytho, about 50m from junction with A499.
  • II Hendy
    Situated down track some 200m from minor lane NW of Abersoch, turning just past Tan y gaer estate.
  • II Creigir Isaf
    Situated some 170m down track running N from minor lane NW of Abersoch from junction some 200m W of Tan y Gaer estate.

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