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Hafod Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanberis, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0975 / 53°5'50"N

Longitude: -4.0684 / 4°4'6"W

OS Eastings: 261605

OS Northings: 357587

OS Grid: SH616575

Mapcode National: GBR 5S.8VLN

Mapcode Global: WH54V.GDXR

Entry Name: Hafod Cottage

Listing Date: 28 May 1999

Last Amended: 28 May 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21857

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on hillside on a rough track above the A 4086; low rubblestone wall in front of cottage.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanberis

Community: Llanberis

Locality: Gwastadnant

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built in the early C19 and shown on the 1838 Tithe Map, the cottage is one of several in the area which resulted from the dual economy of work in one of the local quarries and agriculture, the absence in this case of an associated cowhouse perhaps suggesting that here the former provided the main source of income. Abandoned and in poor condition at time of Survey.


Cottage. Single-storey 3-room plan with integral end stacks and ridge stack to left of centre. Roughly coursed rubblestone with extensive remains of lime plaster to front; slate roof. 4-paned sashes to either side of plank door to right with another 4-paned sash to left, all with slate cills; slate drips to stacks. Continuous catslide outshut to rear and lean-to extension set back to left.


Interior not accessible at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included, notwithstanding poor condition, as a good example of an early C19 smallholder's/quarryman's cottage. Single storey vernacular cottages of this type form a particularly significant element in the dispersed settlement pattern associated with the dual economy, but well-preserved examples are becoming rare.

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  • II Milestone
    Located at Gwastadnant on the south side of the A 4086 at the south-eastern approach to Nant Peris.
  • II Talgae
    Located behind a low rubblestone wall on the A 4086 at the south-eastern edge of Nant Peris.
  • II Milestone
    Located on the south side of the A 4086 in the Pass of Llanberis, near the junction of the road to Blaen-y-nant, about 1.5km south-east of Nant Peris.
  • II Cwm-yr-Wrach
    Located in an isolated position within rubble-walled enclosure without vehicular access on hillside above the A 4086 at Nant Peris.
  • II Pen-y-bryn
    Located within its own small field system in a prominent position on rising ground above the A 4086 at Nant Peris.
  • II Ffynnon Beris
    Located in the garden of Tyn-y-Ffynnon on the east side of a farm track running northwards from the A 4086 at Nant Peris.
  • II Bryn Glas
    Situated in an isolated position without vehicular access on a rock outcrop on hillside in small rubblestone-walled enclosure above the A 4086 at Nant Peris.
  • II* Church of St Peris
    Located in the centre of Nant Peris at the western end of the Pass of Llanberis in a roughly rectangular-shaped churchyard with a stone lychgate dated 1929 on the northern side.

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