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Turnpike Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Corris, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.6043 / 52°36'15"N

Longitude: -3.8453 / 3°50'43"W

OS Eastings: 275131

OS Northings: 302323

OS Grid: SH751023

Mapcode National: GBR 92.93WH

Mapcode Global: WH578.XS2V

Entry Name: Turnpike Cottage

Listing Date: 6 December 1999

Last Amended: 6 December 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22720

Building Class: Transport

Location: The building stands in the junction of the A487 Machynlleth to Barmouth Road with the B4404 running E to Llanwrin, E of Pont ar Ddyfi.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Corris

Community: Corris

Locality: Pantperthog

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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The building was erected in c1830 by the turnpike trust to control the S access to the road running N to Dolgellau. It has been extended to the rear in the C20.


Built of stone and rendered, with a slate roof. Single storey, T-plan, of which the front extends centrally to a canted end with windows on each face under a hipped roof. Two-light cast iron diamond pattern margin glazed windows to the original part, including to the gable ends, each window with a label moulding, one window replaced by a half-glazed door. The side facing the main road has a small canted bay window with a hipped roof to monitor the road. Central stack. The building has been extended at the rear in the C20, containing the main entrance door, and a canted end, and has similar pattern windows formed with applied leads.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a building that retains the distinctive plan and individual character of a toll house, including the bay window overlooking the road, all with its original glazing.

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