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Snowdon View

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanberis, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1185 / 53°7'6"N

Longitude: -4.1293 / 4°7'45"W

OS Eastings: 257598

OS Northings: 360040

OS Grid: SH575600

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.7KF0

Mapcode Global: WH54M.JWX5

Entry Name: Snowdon View

Listing Date: 28 May 1999

Last Amended: 28 May 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21846

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the south-western side of Fron Goch behind a rubblestone wall; the section immediately in front of the house is lower with railings and a central iron gate approached by slate steps.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanberis

Community: Llanberis

Built-Up Area: Llanberis

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Not shown on the 1838 Tithe Map, the house is likely to have been built c1860 as part of the emergence of Llanberis as a small town associated with the local quarrying industry and simultaneously as an important centre for tourism, the attractions of which also led many retired people to settle here.


House. 2-storey T-plan over semi-basement with slightly lower range to rear. Snecked rubblestone with slate hanging to left return and rear wing; hipped slate roof with 2 rendered stacks to rear roof slope and another to rear wing, the former with decorative chimney pots. 2-storey, 3-window front; 12-paned glazing bar sashes, those to first floor with slate lintels, ground floor with stone lintels, all with slate cills. Central C19 shallow gabled open porch with timber lattice work and slate slab roof over 4-panel door (top panels glazed). 12-paned sashes on upper floors to left return and to rear wing; latter has conservatory to semi-basement, former has 9-paned sash with boarded door to right.


Interior not inspected at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved house of c1860, a good example of an urban villa built as part of the development of Llanberis as a small mountain resort and urban/industrial centre during the C19.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Capel Coch
    Situated on very slightly rising ground on the south side of Ffordd Capel-Coch, the chapel occupies a prominent position in the street; low rubblestone wall to street continues to east to enclose fore
  • II Dolperis
    Situated in its own grounds on the west side of Stryd Fawr (High Street) towards its southern end.
  • II* Church of St Padarn
    Located in a a prominent position on rising ground behind the Dolbadarn Hotel on the south side of Stryd Fawr (High Street); the churchyard is of irregular shape and is approached from the north throu
  • II ,57 Stryd Fawr (High Street),Llanberis,Caernarfon,
    Located on the west side of Stryd Fawr (High Street) in the centre of Llanberis.
  • II Field Cowhouse at Ty Newydd Farm
    Situated on its own in fields immediately to the north of the track to Ty Newydd running off the minor road from Llanberis to Maen-Ilwyd-isaf.
  • II Dolafon
    Located on the south-west side of Stryd Fawr (High Street), set back from the road in a stone-walled garden with several tall trees.
  • II Lower Viaduct
    Located towards the foot of the Snowdon Mountain Railway where it crosses the road and begins to ascend rapidly in height.
  • II Engine Shed
    Located at the foot of the Snowdon Mountain Railway directly to the south of Llanberis Station; a water tank manufactured by Bolling & Lowe of London is situated at the north-west corner of the shed.

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