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Latitude: 53.093 / 53°5'34"N
Longitude: -4.2336 / 4°14'0"W
OS Eastings: 250528
OS Northings: 357422
OS Grid: SH505574
Mapcode National: GBR 5K.9433
Mapcode Global: WH43M.YJ55
Entry Name: Rhosgadfan House
Listing Date: 28 May 1999
Last Amended: 28 May 1999
Source ID: 21810
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Located at the end of a short driveway by sharp bend on the road between Rhosgadfan and Rhostryfan; the cottage has a low rubble wall (mainly drystone) to front.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Shown on the 1839 Tithe Map, the cottage is likely to have been built in the early C19 as a smallholder's cottage, its occupants possibly supplementing their income by work in one of the local quarries.
Cottage. Single-storey 2-room plan, aligned roughly north-east to south-west, with small catslide outshut to rear on left. Roughly coursed limestone rubble with extensive remains of limewash to front wall; graded slate roof, grouted to rear. Windows (joinery missing at time of Survey) to either side of offset entrance with stable door, which has small rooflight directly above; substantial integral end stacks with slate drips. Rear wall is unbroken; later lean-to with tin roof attached to left gable end.
Knocked into one room with exposed A-frame truss.
Included as a well-preserved example of an early C19 smallholder's cottage, built in the regional vernacular tradition and forming a distinctive component in a landscape of settlement/encroachment on common land, associated with the early exploitation of slate quarries in this area.
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