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Latitude: 53.0146 / 53°0'52"N
Longitude: -4.3433 / 4°20'35"W
OS Eastings: 242895
OS Northings: 348934
OS Grid: SH428489
Mapcode National: GBR 5F.G1DP
Mapcode Global: WH43Z.8H09
Entry Name: Filldir
Listing Date: 15 September 1999
Last Amended: 15 September 1999
Source ID: 22344
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Located on the E side of the road, at the junction with the lane to Hafod y Rhiw fawr.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The cottage, which appears as Milltir-hir in the 1849 tithe award, is probably of the late C18 or early C19, and within a cluster of other small houses of similar type. The award registered it as having "arable amounting to 1 acre, 1 pole, and 20 perches", occupied by Francis Williams, tenant of Robert Price. The dwelling may represent an encroachment holding on the mountain 'waste' or possibly a separate holding based around an earlier hafoty and established as part of the fragmentation of farms which was a characteristic in the uphill creep of settlement in this region.
Bult of stone rubble on large stone footings, grouted slate roof between imposed stone copings. Gable stack. Central boarded door and one small 2-light window each side, set deeply in the walls. Stone lintels. Stack has weather courses. The farm outbuildings formerly standing in line at each end, have been largely demolished.
Not accessible at the time of inspection.
Included as a characteristic smallholder's cottage established on a tiny upland holding, and forming part of a distinctive upland settlement pattern of c1800. Notwithstanding its present condition the building retains a strong vernacular character.
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