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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanberis, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1268 / 53°7'36"N

Longitude: -4.1526 / 4°9'9"W

OS Eastings: 256062

OS Northings: 361016

OS Grid: SH560610

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.75Q2

Mapcode Global: WH54M.5NTR

Entry Name: Tan-Hafotty

Listing Date: 28 May 1999

Last Amended: 28 May 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21844

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located in a remote position at the end of a track running off Ffordd Clegir to the north-west of the former Glyn-rhonwy Slate Quarry.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanberis

Community: Llanberis

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Early C19 smallholder's/slate quarry worker's cottage with the original attached cowhouse later converted to domestic use and replaced by a new cowhouse, also attached to the cottage. The smallholding, which is shown on the 1839 Tithe map, is likely to have been sustained by the dual agricultural and industrial economy. Abandoned and in poor condition at time of Survey.


Single-storey cottage and attached cowhouse. Original house-part to right with original cowhouse to left later converted to domestic use and replaced by new cowhouse attached to left gable end. Limewashed rubblestone; graded slate roof to original structure, Victorian slate roof to later cowhouse. Original house part has 4-paned sashes with slate cills to left and right of slightly off-set boarded door; integral end stack to right and ridge stack to left at junction with original cowhouse, both with slate drips. Original cowhouse has boarded door to left with boarded-up window to its right; boarded doors to front of later cowhouse.


Single large room to right of ridge stack has exposed A-frame truss and large open fireplace with timber lintel to end stack; smaller room to left has chimney breast projecting into room. Slate and quarry tile floors.

Reasons for Listing

Listed, notwithstanding its poor condition, as a characteristic example of an early C19 smallholding, exhibiting the distinctive long rectangular plan-form of cottage and attached outbuildings typical of the local vernacular tradition; its comparatively large size suggests that farming was at least as important to its occupants as work in the nearby slate quarry.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Groeslon
    Located in a remote upland position directly at right-angles to Ffordd Clegir to the north-west of the former Glyn-rhonwy Slate Quarry.
  • II Entrance Lodge at Glyn Padarn
  • II Glyn Padarn
    Located on the north side of the A4086 approximately 1km north-west of Llanberis in wooded grounds running down the south-western shore of Llyn Padarn.
  • II Footbridge
    Situated over the former Llanberis-Caernarfon Railway in the grounds of Glyn Padarn close to the south-western shore of Llyn Padarn.
  • II Llwyn Coed
    Situated at the end of a farm track off the A 4086 in level fields with wooded rising ground behind.
  • II Farmbuildings and screen wall at Llwyn Coed
    Situated in their own yard a little to the north-west of the farmhouse at Llwyn Coed.
  • II Ynys-wen
    Located on the north-east side of the A 4086 approximately 0.5km north-west of Llanberis; set directly onto the pavement behind a snecked rubblestone wall with C20 iron railings to top.
  • II Pen-y-Clip
    Situated at western end of Fachwen on wooded slope immediately by the side of the Brynrefail to Dinorwic Road on the north side of Llyn Padarn; there is a large rock outcrop immediately behind the cot

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