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Glyn Padarn

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanberis, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1283 / 53°7'41"N

Longitude: -4.1386 / 4°8'18"W

OS Eastings: 257005

OS Northings: 361146

OS Grid: SH570611

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.6WPK

Mapcode Global: WH54M.DMGP

Entry Name: Glyn Padarn

Listing Date: 29 May 1968

Last Amended: 18 January 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21862

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 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.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanberis

Community: Llanberis

Locality: Pen-gilfach

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built c1840 as a private house well-placed above Llyn Padarn and close to the rapidly expanding tourist centre of Llanberis with its relatively easy ascent to Snowdon. The house now serves as a residential centre for mountaineering and other outdoor activities.


Plain classical style. 2 storeys. Painted roughly coursed rubblestone; hipped slate roof with deep eaves. 3-bay front; 12-paned sashes on first floor, left and right horned, and tripartite sashes on ground floor (left horned) flanking central entrance with half-glazed door and rectangular overlight under C20 flat-roofed open-sided porch. Slightly higher gabled wing to rear on right and further C20 additions to rear in angle between.


Much altered with a C20 staircase replacing the original staircase in the narrow central hall; some plain cornices, panelled window shutters and the ceiling arch at the foot of the staircase remain; fire doors have replaced the original doors.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a reasonably substantial house of c1840 built above Llyn Padarn, a good example of one of the earlier villas built close to Llanberis as it began to emerge as an important centre for visitors and retired residents during the second half of the C19.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Entrance Lodge at Glyn 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 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 Bron Ceris
    Set just below the road running through Fachwen from Brynrefail to Dinorwic above the north side of Llyn Padarn.
  • II Tan y Graig
    Situated on wooded slope off west side of track leading down from the Brynrefail to Dinorwic Road towards the former slate quarry on the north side of Llyn Padarn; low rubblestone wall in front of cot
  • 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 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
  • II Tan-Hafotty
    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.

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