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The Bell House

A Grade II Listed Building in Corris, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6731 / 52°40'22"N

Longitude: -3.8202 / 3°49'12"W

OS Eastings: 277024

OS Northings: 309926

OS Grid: SH770099

Mapcode National: GBR 93.4Q2Q

Mapcode Global: WH687.923L

Entry Name: The Bell House

Listing Date: 6 December 1999

Last Amended: 6 December 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22718

Building Class: Industrial

Location: The building stands isolated but close to the road at the N end of the village.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Corris

Community: Corris

Locality: Aberllefenni

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Built in 1880s as the office for Aberllefenni Slate Quarry, a major slab quarry of early origins, but still operated on a small scale.

Exterior

The building is of cut slate laid on bed, roofed with lozenge ended slates and a cut stone half-round ridge. Single storey. Boarded door approached by a square and two monolithic semi-circular steps of slate, and a large single window facing SE. Gutter fascia board. At the NE end, the gable wall rises as a slate bell tower built of slabwork, and still retains the timing bell. At the SW end there is a slate stack serving the internal fireplace.

Interior

The roof is torched.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a significant and distinctive building directly associated with the slate industry, of major importance to the area.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Plas Aberllefenni
    The house stands at the N end of Aberllefenni, in a loop of the road running to the E to Aberangell.
  • II Water Balanced Incline and Drumhouse
    Aberllefenni quarry lies on the NW branch road leading off the Aberllefenni to Aberangell road. The incline lies back c150m SW of the road.
  • II Cymerau Cottages
    The row of 4 cottages is set back from the track at the S end of the road running up Cwm Ratcoed, and backs on to Cymerau Quarry.
  • II Cymerau Cottages
    The row of four cottages is set back from the track at the S end of the road running up Cwm Ratgoed, and backs on to Cymerau Quarry.
  • II Cymerau Cottages
    The row of four cottages is set back from the track at the S end of the road running up Cwm Ratgoed, and backs on to Cymerau Quarry.
  • II Cymerau Cottages
    The row of four cottages is set back fromt he track, near the S end of the road running up Cwm Ratgoed, and backs on to Cymerau Quarry.
  • II Hen-gau
    The farmhouse is located on the W side of the valley under Fron-fawr, facing E with farm buildings set apart to the N and S. It is reached by a farm track leading off the main valley road running NW

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