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Gwynfa Bach

A Grade II Listed Building in Corris, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.663 / 52°39'46"N

Longitude: -3.8635 / 3°51'48"W

OS Eastings: 274065

OS Northings: 308885

OS Grid: SH740088

Mapcode National: GBR 91.5CDP

Mapcode Global: WH572.MBF9

Entry Name: Gwynfa Bach

Listing Date: 6 December 1999

Last Amended: 6 December 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22733

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The row of 10 cottages lies at the foot of the hill and on a bank set back from the main road at the N end of the village.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Corris

Community: Corris

Locality: Corris Uchaf

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Hillsborough Terrace is a terrace of speculatively built cottages, promoted by three companies, the Great Welsh Union Slate Co, 1857, the Union Slate Company, 1859, and the British Slate Company, 1860, and probably aimed at workers at Ty'n-y-berth Quarry.


Has a diagonally boarded panelled door and large inserted 12-paned windows with heavy glazing bars to the ground floor. The cottage is now amalgamated with No 3, which has a similar large window on the ground floor.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an excellent example of good quality industrial workers cottages for workers in the slate industry, built at the high point of the success of the industry in the later C19. One of the best such terraces extant in this area.

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