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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanddeiniolen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1696 / 53°10'10"N

Longitude: -4.1267 / 4°7'35"W

OS Eastings: 257940

OS Northings: 365722

OS Grid: SH579657

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.461V

Mapcode Global: WH54F.LL4G

Entry Name: Tros-y-gonfa

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22647

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated at south-west end of Chapel Street where narrow path turns at right-angles to run up hillside to meet Stryd Uchaf; small cottage garden enclosed by low rubblestone wall with painted picket f

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Locality: Rhiwlas

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Shown on the 1838 Tithe Map, the cottage originated in the early C19 as a smallholder's cottage with its own small field system; as such, it is one of the very few buildings in Rhiwlas pre-dating its development as a small slate quarry village from c1850 onwards, even if the cottage's original occupants also supplemented their income by working in the Dinorwic Quarry.


Single-storey 2-room plan, aligned roughly north-east to south-west. Painted irregularly coursed rubblestone with window and doors picked out in dark colour; grouted graded slate roof with raised verges. Front has 16-paned sash window to left and 12-paned sash on right (4- over 8-panes) of slightly offset boarded door; integral end stacks. Window in right gable end indicates presence of loft over right room.


Interior not accessible at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included despite its changed context as a well-preserved early C19 smallholder's cottage retaining its original detail and character remarkably intact.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cefn Braich
    Situated at southern end of Rhiwlas at junction between main road running through settlement, track running south-west and another leading north-east to Carreg y Garth; low rubblestone wall with iron
  • II Milestone opposite Bryn goleu
    Located on the verge of the road from Pentir to Caernarfon.
  • II Church of St Cedol
    The church stands at the end of the village, within its churchyard.
  • II Capel y Gladdfa (Cemetery Chapel)
    The chapel is located immediately outside the N boundary of the churchyard of the Church of St Cedol, at the N end of the village.
  • II Pont-y-felin
    Located 350m N of the village centre, at the crossing of the Afon Cegin, and immediately S of the Y-junction of roads to Y Felinheli and Minffordd.
  • II Ty'n Llwyn Farm - Detached barn outside Yard to E
    This barn lies in the field immediately E of the enclosed yard, and S of the house.
  • II Ty'n Llwyn Farm - Cattle Sheds at SE of Yard
    1km NW of the village of Pentir, on the S side of the lane from Pentir towards Y Felinheli. The farm comprises a large rectangular enclosed yard, with the house backing on to its NE corner to face E.
  • II Ty'n Llwyn Farm - Cattle Sheds at S of Yard
    1km NW of village of Pentir, on S side of lane from Pentir towards Y Felinheli. Farm comprises a large rectangular enclosed yard, the house backing on to its NE corner to face E. This range defines th

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