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Boathouse of Plas Newydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanddaniel Fab, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2012 / 53°12'4"N

Longitude: -4.2156 / 4°12'56"W

OS Eastings: 252107

OS Northings: 369416

OS Grid: SH521694

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.28FY

Mapcode Global: WH546.6SVR

Plus Code: 9C5Q6Q2M+FQ

Entry Name: Boathouse of Plas Newydd

Listing Date: 23 April 1998

Last Amended: 23 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19729

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located c100m S of Plas Newydd, alongside the small harbour for the Estate on the Menai Strait.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Llanddaniel Fab

Community: Llanddaniel Fab

Locality: Plas Newydd Estate

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

Built between 1817 and 1822, following the construction of the sea wall and harbour c1796. Built originally with 5 doors and 1 window to front, 3 doors have been partly blocked to form windows to the central room. Built as the boathouse for Plas Newydd after the estate had passed to Henry William, Lord Uxbridge's eldest son; Henry was created 1st Marquess of Anglesey in 1815, and his descendants inherited both estate and title. A number of improvements to the buildings of the estate followed the completion of the main house at Plas Newydd in the early C19; the erection of the boathouse is contemporary with these improvements. Leased to the H.M.S. Conway Training School in 1947. Presently used by the Conway Centre.

Exterior

Rectangular plan with 3 doorways and 3 windows to E front, single storey with loft over part. Hipped roof of large slates laid to diminishing courses with wood eaves soffit. Walls of squared stone to courses front, side and rear walls rubble, cambered voussoir heads to central openings, flat heads to openings either end. Mullioned window to sail room on R. Octagonal brick chimneys either end on rear wall.

Interior

Divided into 2 bay central room with room either side, tongued and grooved panelling and on underside of roof. Workshop to left with large fireplace and wood steps to rope loft, which extends over part of central room. Sail store to right with small cast-iron fireplace. Internal doors to sail room and workshop are 6-panel. Sawn and bolted queen post with struts roof trusses.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with Plas Newydd house, the sea wall and harbour.

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