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Schoolroom and Schoolhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Clynnog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0223 / 53°1'20"N

Longitude: -4.3613 / 4°21'40"W

OS Eastings: 241717

OS Northings: 349828

OS Grid: SH417498

Mapcode National: GBR 5D.FP1C

Mapcode Global: WH43Y.Z9BD

Entry Name: Schoolroom and Schoolhouse

Listing Date: 15 September 1999

Last Amended: 15 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22364

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The school and master's house stand in line with Capel Ebenezer and Ty-capel, in Upper Clynnog.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Clynnog

Community: Clynnog

Locality: Clynnog-fawr

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The two attached buildings were probably built in 1840s, around the same time as the chapel and manse for the Calvinistic Methodist community in Clynnog.


Built together, of rubble stonework, with a continuous slate roof. The gable wall of the house is rendered. The schoolroom has a 4 window front of tall round-headed 8-pane sash windows, the heads formed with 9-in brick arches, with a small coped gable at the centre. Entrance is by means of a gabled porch with moulded bargebaords, with a pair of 2-panelled doors set asymmetrically at the upper end. The rear is pebbledashed, with similar windows but without the central gable. The schoolhouse is of two storeys, 3 window bays, having a central half-glazed panelled door set within a later glazed gabled porch. To either side, the original windows have been replaced in c1960s with larger windows and stone lintels, but the upper floor retains the original 4-pane unhorned sash windows with expressed boxes. At the centre, a similar small coped gable matching that of the schoolroom, but with an inset uninscribed slate. The row of buildings has three tall rendered stacks, each with three clayware pots.


Not seen at the time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a substantial and well-constructed building of the mid C19, which apart from two windows in the house, has remained in its original external condition. It forms a group with Capel Ebenezer and the associated manse. An interesting group of buildings specifically dedicated to the improvement of education in the non-conformist community.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Capel Ebenezer
    The chapel lies on the back road from Clynnog to Llanllyfni, approximately 700m from its junction with the A499 just N of the village centre.
  • II Ty Capel
    The chapel and the adjoining house stand on the back road from Clynnog to Llanllyfni, a little to the N of the village centre.
  • II The Coach Inn
    The inn stands beside a raised section of the old line of the main Caernarfon to Llanaelhaearn road, in the centre of Clynnog village.
  • II Post Office
    The shop is set on a cut-off section of the main road, SW of the Coach Inn, and on the corner of a minor road into the hills at the rear.
  • II Lychgate to the churchyard of the Church of St Beuno
    The lychgate opens directly off the main road at the centre of the village, and leads into the W corner of the churchyard opposite the E end of the chancel.
  • II The Court House
    The house is immediately outside NE side of the churchyard, facing towards the church.
  • II Bod Cybi
    The house is one of a row of cottages overlooking the churchyard at the centre of the village.
  • II Tomb of Eben Fardd
    The tomb is set in the churchyard on the NE side of the church, close to the gable of the N vestry.

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