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Latitude: 52.8315 / 52°49'53"N
Longitude: -4.6798 / 4°40'47"W
OS Eastings: 219568
OS Northings: 329368
OS Grid: SH195293
Mapcode National: GBR GPT6.P42
Mapcode Global: WH33N.23S3
Entry Name: Ardd Las / Efail Rhos
Listing Date: 26 June 1998
Last Amended: 26 June 1998
Source ID: 20039
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Situated in Rhoshirwaun village on W side of B4413, opposite Capel Saron.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Croglofft cottage with former smithy attached. Probably earlier C19, marked on 1844 Aberdaron Tithe Map as Yardd Las, owned by Robert Evans, occupied by Thomas Jones with 1 acre (0.4ha). Smithy was later used as one of the first garages in the area, disused as such since the present Efail Rhos Garage was built nearby.
Cottage and former smithy, pebbledashed with grouted slate single roof and 3 pebbledashed stacks, 2 on ridge one at left end. Cottage to left has 6-pane sash each side of framed ledged door. Smithy has metal window then large double doors, stable-door to right.
Cottage interior little altered since early C20. Ladder access to loft, loft door with blacksmith-made hinges. Large fireplace with iron grate. Two doors in painted timber partition under loft.
Included as good example of the croglofft cottage typical of the region, retaining vernacular character particularly with survival of internal layout, and forming a clear example of a rural industrial building type with the attached smithy.
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