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A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8082 / 52°48'29"N

Longitude: -4.6878 / 4°41'16"W

OS Eastings: 218930

OS Northings: 326786

OS Grid: SH189267

Mapcode National: GBR GPS8.RFG

Mapcode Global: WH33M.YPW2

Entry Name: Pencae

Listing Date: 26 June 1998

Last Amended: 26 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19995

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on N side of road to Rhiw some 1.7 km E of Aberdaron.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Aberdaron

Community: Aberdaron

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Croglofft cottage, probably earlier C19, with byre in line. A particularly complete example of the type with whitewashed forecourt walls and the lean-to on byre with roof slightly hipped to gain extra height, that seems to be a regional feature. Marked on 1844 Tithe Map as owned by the Nanhoron estate, occupied by Mary Williams, with 11 acres (4.5ha).


Cottage and byre, whitewashed rubble stone with grouted slate roof, coped gables and two stone stacks, the smaller on left end, the larger on ridge, both with dripstones. Cottage to left has 6-pane sash each side of ledged door, loft window in left end wall over added C20 window. Slab lintels. Byre has single door with slab lintel and lean-to on right end, also whitewashed with grouted slate half-hipped roof and ledged door with slab lintel.

Roofless outbuilding attached to rear of house with 2 doors on W side.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an especially well-preserved and complete example of the lofted single-storey cottage with byre attached, of a type characteristic of the region.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Milestone
    Situated on S side of road from Aberdaron to Rhiw some 300m E of Pencae.
  • II* Bodwrdda
    Situated in Daron valley, down long drive running E and S from B4413 from junction 2 km SW of Rhoshirwaun.
  • II Bridge at Bodwrdda
    Situated some 130m N of Bodwrdda, carrying drive over Afon Daron.
  • II Felin Bach
    Situated some 150m N of Bodwrdda, on N bank of Afon Daron.
  • II Penrhyn Mawr
    Situated S of Aberdaron-Rhiw road on ridge above Penrhyn headland, at end of lane beginning some 2 km E of Aberdaron.
  • II Plas yr Wylan
    Situated some 150m SE of Aberdaron New Church.
  • II Aberdaron New Church
    Situated about 1.1 km NNE of Aberdaron, on S side of road from B4413 to Uwchmynydd, E of Bodernabwy farm.
  • II Blawdty
    Situated on S side of Aberdaron to Rhiw road some 2.3 km W of Rhiw.

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