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Bron Ceris

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanddeiniolen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1349 / 53°8'5"N

Longitude: -4.1377 / 4°8'15"W

OS Eastings: 257086

OS Northings: 361885

OS Grid: SH570618

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.6HCP

Mapcode Global: WH54M.DGWK

Plus Code: 9C5Q4VM6+XW

Entry Name: Bron Ceris

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22635

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set just below the road running through Fachwen from Brynrefail to Dinorwic above the north side of Llyn Padarn.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Locality: Fachwen

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Not shown on the 1838 Tithe Map, the cottage is likely to have been built before 1850, Fachwen having been purchased by the Vaynol Estate in 1840 as a convenient place in which to establish its by then preferred pattern of quarrymen's cottages without land situated close to the Dinorwic Quarry. As part of this process, the Estate in c1842 divided Fachwen up into about 30 holdings on which the quarrymen were allowed to build individual cottages under Estate control.


Single-storey 2-room plan, aligned roughly east-west. Regularly coursed rubblestone, rendered to gable ends; slate roof. Front has 4-paned casements with slate cills and stone lintels on either side of central boarded door with narrow rectangular overlight; rendered integral end stacks.


Interior not accessible at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved example of the small quarryman's cottage without land typical of the post-1840 phase of Vaynol Estate-authorised settlement associated with Thomas Assheton Smith's continued development of the Dinorwic Slate Quarry; Fachwen is a particularly important survival from this process of landowner-controlled settlement.

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