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A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8291 / 52°49'44"N

Longitude: -4.6187 / 4°37'7"W

OS Eastings: 223670

OS Northings: 328941

OS Grid: SH236289

Mapcode National: GBR 52.TSLB

Mapcode Global: WH44T.05W0

Entry Name: Tanygarn

Listing Date: 26 June 1998

Last Amended: 26 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20068

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated some 120m down track to Gwern-saer, that runs E off road some 350m NNE of Rhiw church.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Aberdaron

Community: Aberdaron

Locality: Rhiw

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Cottage, earlier C19, part of the group of cottages built on encroached common land N of Plas-yn-Rhiw. Marked on 1842 Rhiw Tithe Map.


Cottage, whitewashed rubble stone with slate roofs, partly grouted. Whitewashed end stacks with dripstones. Single storey and loft, double fronted with ledged door between two C20 plate glass windows. Stone slab lintels. Altered outbuilding to left with slightly lower grouted slate roof and C20 window. Addition to right, C20 with taller roof and projecting front.

Reasons for Listing

Included despite alterations as part of the compact and largely complete group of encroachment cottages on this still uncultivated hillside. As a group they form one of the best examples regionally of the process of settling marginal land in the C19.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Fron Oleu
    Situated some 50m beyond Tanygarn on track to Gwern-Saer, that runs E of road from point 350m NNE of Rhiw church.
  • II Tanyffordd (aka Tanybwlch)
    Situated below and to E of Rhiw to Botwnnog road some 500m N of Rhiw church.
  • II Outbuilding at Gwernsaer
    Situated above and to W of Gwernsaer.
  • II Gwernsaer
    Situated on edge of common land NW of Rhiw, approached by steep track from junction 300m N of Rhiw church.
  • II Tanyrardd
    Situated on common land NW of Rhiw church, on N side of track from Gwern-saer to Bryn-ffynnon.
  • II Ty'n-y-mynydd
    Situated on W side of Mynydd y Rhiw, reached by track running SW from Rhiw to Botwnnog road.
  • II Pic-y-parc
    Situated on N edge of the uncultivated hillside with cottages NNE of Rhiw church, some 300m NNE of Fron Oleu.
  • II Outbuilding further NE of Old Rectory
    Situated NE of Old Rectory, on roadside by drive entry.

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