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A Grade II Listed Building in Bodorgan, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.1884 / 53°11'18"N

Longitude: -4.3993 / 4°23'57"W

OS Eastings: 239789

OS Northings: 368392

OS Grid: SH397683

Mapcode National: GBR 5B.35SW

Mapcode Global: WH435.D4B0

Entry Name: Aberhoccwn

Listing Date: 3 September 1998

Last Amended: 3 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20404

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set at right angles to the N side of a country road leading from the A4080 to the western shore of the Malltraeth estuary; c.1km SE of the village of Hermon.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Bodorgan

Community: Bodorgan

Traditional County: Anglesey

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Late C18. The cottage was originally built on part of the Bodeon or Bodowen estate, the neighbouring estate to Bodorgan and the Anglesey seat of the Owen family (also of Orielton, Pembrokeshire). In 1808 the estate was sold off and the cottage, along with many of the Anglesey properties, was purchased by William Lewis Hughes, created 1st Lord Dinorben in 1831. The Meyrick family were keen to acquire many of the properties, especially those that bordered their own lands, and during the 1840's negotiations took place between Lord Dinorben and Owen John Augustus Fuller Meyrick, the latter keen to secure and expand his estate. Aberhoccwn was one of the properties successfully purchased by the Bodorgan estate in mid C19. The Tithe map for the parish (1840) shows the original cottage only (the block at the right (N) end), this was later extended by the addition of another cottage to the left (S), both cottages now form a single dwelling.


A pair of vernacular cottages in a linear range; original lofted cottage to right (N) with former cowhouse to right (N) gable, and smaller, 2-window cottage to left (S) with lean-to to left (S) end. Built of rubble masonry, the older part with prominent boulder foundations. Roof of small slates, heavily grouted, the older part with small skylights; rendered gable stacks with capping. Lean-to at S end with corrugated iron roof; stone coping. Original cottage to right (N) has doorway offset to right (recently blocked to form window), flanked by 4-pane sashes. Main entry now at N end of range, via the former cowhouse and through a recently cut doorway in the N gable wall of the cottage; lower, left hand cottage has central doorway flanked by 4-pane sashes, the right hand window close to the gable end.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a pair of single storey vernacular cottages built in 2 phases and retaining traditional character in overall layout, scale of detail and use of materials.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Melin Hermon
    Set back from the N side of the A4080 at Hermon, c. 700m SE of the church of St. Cadwaladr in Llangadwaladr.
  • II Front lodge gates at Bodorgan
    Set at the W side of the main (N) approach to the Bodorgan estate; c. 1km N of the main house.
  • II Front Lodge at Bodorgan
    Set at the W side of the main (N) approach to the Bodorgan estate; c. 1km N of the main house.
  • II Sarn Lodge
    Located at the SE side of the junction of the A4080 with the road leading down to the Bodorgan estate; c. 1.65km N of the main house at Bodorgan.
  • II Garden Cottage and attached garden wall
    Located within the eastern part of the Bodorgan estate, on the W shores of the Malltraeth estuary and c.350m directly E of the main house.
  • II Coach-house range at Bodorgan home farm
    Located immediately north of the main house at Bodorgan. The coach-house range forms the N side of the courtyard of the home farm.
  • II Kennels at Bodorgan home farm
    The kennels lie NW of the main courtyard range (barn, stables and cartsheds) at the NW entrance to Bodorgan Home Farm (to SE of the cartshed); c. 50m directly N of the main house at Bodorgan.
  • II Former corn barn and stable range of Bodorgan home farm
    Located immediately north of the main house at Bodorgan, forming the courtyard of the home farm group.

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