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The Haven

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanwnda, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0922 / 53°5'31"N

Longitude: -4.2596 / 4°15'34"W

OS Eastings: 248784

OS Northings: 357386

OS Grid: SH487573

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.99R4

Mapcode Global: WH43M.JJVS

Entry Name: The Haven

Listing Date: 28 May 1999

Last Amended: 28 May 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21804

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the east side of the main village street at Rhos Isaf with a smaller cottage [Ferndale] attached to the north gable end; low brick wall with privet hedge in front.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanwnda

Community: Llanwnda

Locality: Rhos Isaf

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Shown on the 1839 Tithe Map, the cottage is likely to have been built as a squatter's cottage in the early C19.


Cottage. Single-storey 2-room plan. Roughly coursed limewashed rubblestone; graded slate roof. 4-paned sashes with slate cills to either side of slightly offset entrance with C20 door; substantial integral end stacks with slate drips, larger to right; small rooflight to left. Lean-to to left gable end has boarded door to front.


Interior not accessible at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved example of an early C19 single-storey cottage, the roadside location of which suggests that it may have originated as a squatter's cottage.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Tan-y-ffynnon
    Situated on its own by roadside in pasture fields, enclosed by a hedge and rubblestone wall; traditional cottage garden on entrance side and large slate slab path and external privy to rear.
  • II Bethel Chapel and attached cottages [Rhoslwyn and Bethel House)
    Situated by minor road junction at Rhos Isaf, the chapel and cottages have a low rubblestone wall with stone-on-edge coping to the front, the section in front of the chapel lower with slate coping and
  • II Tryfan Mawr
    Located on bend of road in the hamlet of Tryfan, of which it is the principal building, approximately 1.5km north-east of Groeslon; lawn to front enclosed by rubblestone wall following curve of road.
  • II Disused Cottage at Plas Dolydd
    Situated immediately to the west of the farmhouse at Plas Dolydd, which itself is located on the west side of the A 487 in the hamlet of Dolydd.
  • II Tyddyn Berth
    Situated at the end of a farm track on the north side of a minor road from Bontnewydd to Rhostryfan.
  • II Maengwyn
    Situated on the south-east side of the A 499 approximately 0.5 km south of Llanwnda; set behind a low rubblestone wall with cut slate coping and iron railings with fleur-de-lys finials and urn-capped
  • II Tafarn Hen (The Old Tavern)
    Located on the west side of the A 487 at the junction with the minor road running westwards to the Church of St Gwyndaf; low rubblestone wall to front.
  • II Monument to J W Jones and family
    Situated in the south-east corner of the churhyard to the Church of St Gwyndaf.

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