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Post Office and attached House

A Grade II Listed Building in Chwilog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.92 / 52°55'12"N

Longitude: -4.3319 / 4°19'54"W

OS Eastings: 243320

OS Northings: 338389

OS Grid: SH433383

Mapcode National: GBR 5F.N45Y

Mapcode Global: WH44C.FVFT

Entry Name: Post Office and attached House

Listing Date: 31 March 1999

Last Amended: 11 November 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21604

Building Class: Commercial

Location: The building is in a row, adjoining Tafarn Madryn on the W. The attached house adjoins the shop and post office on the W side, part of the row on the S side of the main road through the village.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llanystumdwy

Community: Llanystumdwy

Locality: Chwilog

Built-Up Area: Chwilog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The building is part of the terrace of mid C19 buildings erected in the developing railway and roadside village in the mid C19.


Rendered, with a slate roof. Two storeys, 3 window bays, and having a double-fronted shop window with a central recessed entrance on the ground floor, with pilasters at both ends supporting a continuous fascia and cornice. The first floor windows are margin-glazed sashes, and a C20 window inserted in the former through access way on the W side of the ground floor. Gable stacks.
The attached house is built of stone, the front rendered, and a slate roof continuous along the terrace. Two full storeys, two window bays, the original 12-pane sash windows surviving on the upper floor, and the ground floor altered, a boarded door off-centre and to the right a modern glazed door set in a late C19 decorative timber gabled porch. Stack rendered.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved mid C19 village house and shop, with terrace house retaining original character including a good shop front and for its group value with the rest of Madryn Terrace.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Tafarn Madryn
    The building stands at the end of a row of buildings at the village centre, against the former railway crossing.
  • II Milestone
    The milestone is on the N side of the Chwilog village street, standing against the wall of a house known as Tegfan.
  • II Capel Siloh
    The chapel is set in the rows of cottages which form the N side of the main street in the village.
  • II Plas-y-nant
    The farmhouse is on the S side of the B4354 through Chwilog, at the E end of the village.
  • II Ysgubor Degwm
    Situated approximately 0.5km E of Penarth Fawr and midway between B4354 and A497. A field barn reached along a farm lane.
  • II Piggery and associated structures at Ty'n-llan
    Ty'n-llan farm lies S and across the road from the church at the centre of Llanarmon.
  • II Ty'n-llan
    The house stands on the S side of the road from Llanystumdwy, opposite the churchyard, with the farm buildings on the W.
  • II Cowhouse and Farm Range W of Ty'n-llan
    Ty'n-llan farm is in Llanarmon village, immediately S of the church. The farm buildings lie to the W of the farmhouse.

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