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Idris House

A Grade II Listed Building in Corris, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.6542 / 52°39'15"N

Longitude: -3.8423 / 3°50'32"W

OS Eastings: 275478

OS Northings: 307871

OS Grid: SH754078

Mapcode National: GBR 92.5YD3

Mapcode Global: WH572.YKJ1

Entry Name: Idris House

Listing Date: 6 December 1999

Last Amended: 6 December 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22731

Building Class: Commercial

Location: The building stands in a conspicuous position in the main street of the village, adjoining Capel Salem on the right.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Corris

Community: Corris

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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The building was probably erected c1880 as a shop with dwelling over, at the period of the greatest prosperity of Corris as a small town directly assocated with the slate industry.


The building is of coursed slate rubble, with a slate roof. Three storeys and basement, the 2-window frontage to the street of 2 storeys. Tall timber shopfront to the ground floor, the shop section symmetrical with a central part-glazed door and overlight set back from the large plate glass windows, each divided by glazing bars into four. Pilasters at either end carry a narrow entablature and bracketed cornice with a scalloped lead drip. This continues to the right, over a 4-panelled door with an overlight leading to the first floor dwelling. On the first floor, two large 4-pane horned sash windows. Bracketed boxed eaves. The left hand return elevation is set on a splay, with two similar windows to each floor, a central window to the attic, and 2 windows and a door to the basement. Gable stack.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good and largely complete example of a later C19 village shop, retaining original detail in an ambitiously scaled building at the centre of this large quarry village.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Capel Salem including front wall and railings
    The chapel, which is the last surviving working chapel in the town, stands well back from the main street in the centre of Corris.
  • II Railway Overbridge
    The overbridge carried the former Corris Railway over the Nant Deri, in the centre of Corris village.
  • II Pant-y-celyn
    The building forms a short row with No 1, at right angles to Minffordd Street, at the centre of Corris, and facing E across a small garden to a roadway running down to the river.
  • II Corris Institute
    The Institute is built at the lowest point of the main street, on the W side of the road and near the S bank of the Afon Deri, at the centre of the village,
  • II The Slater's Arms
    The inn is on the corner of Bridge Street and the road running up from the bridge over the Afon Dulas crossing Bridge Street and continuing to the NW.
  • II Pant-y-celyn
    Nos 1 and 2 Pant-y-celyn are two cottages in a row off Minffordd Street, behind the properties fronting Bridge Street in the centre of the village.
  • II Tan-y-bryn
    The house is built across the slope, end on to the street, facing NW towards Nos 1 and 2 Pant-y-celyn.
  • II Yr Efail
    The house is built gable on to the road rising up from the crossing of the Afon Dulas to the centre of Corris.

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