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Nant Rhaeadr

A Grade II Listed Building in Aber, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2211 / 53°13'16"N

Longitude: -3.9998 / 3°59'59"W

OS Eastings: 266580

OS Northings: 371210

OS Grid: SH665712

Mapcode National: GBR 5W.10VQ

Mapcode Global: WH549.J9KF

Entry Name: Nant Rhaeadr

Listing Date: 7 March 2000

Last Amended: 7 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22903

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated in remote elevated position on east side of Llwybr y Nant, the rough track leading from Bont Newydd to Aber Falls; dense woodland immediately to east.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Llanfairfechan

Community: Aber

Community: Aber

Locality: Nant

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Early C19 smallholder's cottage on very marginal land; in the later C19 as increasing numbers of tourists ascended the path to Aber Falls its occupants supplemented their livelihoods by selling tea and home-made lemonade to thirsty visitors. After a period of neglect, the cottage has been repaired by the Countryside Council for Wales.

Exterior

Single-storey 2-room plan, aligned roughly east-west, with full loft over. Roughly coursed rubblestone; slate roof with coped verges. Front has C20 4-pane horned sashes in original C19 openings with slate cills on either side of offset boarded door, all openings under slate lintels; rebuilt integral end stacks. C20 4-paned sash in right gable end lights crog-lofft and C20 rooflight is offset to left. Small 4-paned sash to back wall on right; lean-to on right gable end has boarded door to front and sash window to right wall. All windows have C20 timber shutters.

Interior

Larger room on left has open fireplace and exposed ceiling joists (floor boards of loft visible); straight-flight staircase with plain carved newel to turn at foot has stick balusters. Smaller room on right also with exposed ceiling joists and floor boards of loft visible has small fireplace with stone lintel; red and black quarry tile floors in both rooms and boarded door connects the two.

Reasons for Listing

Included, despite extensive late C20 repair, as a well-preserved early C19 smallholder's cottage on very marginal upland, characteristic of the settlement pattern of the region; important also for its connection with the expanding Victorian tourist trade centred on Aber Falls.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bont Newydd
    Spans the Afon Aber on sharp bend of minor no-through road from Abergwyngregyn towards Foel Dduarth.
  • II Ty'n Ffridd
    Located at the southern edge of the village, on the W side of the road leading toward the falls, in a rough stone-walled enclosure.
  • II Bro Dawel
    Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; low rubblestone wall to front gardens with roughly squared stones as coping and dressed square piers
  • II Bryn Hyfryd
    Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; low rubblestone wall to front gardens with roughly squared stones as coping and dressed square piers
  • II Fron
    Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; low rubblestone wall to front gardens, partly removed to Fron for vehicular access.
  • II Tyn-y-buarth
    Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; low rubblestone wall to front gardens, partly removed to Fron for vehicular access.
  • II Ddol Cottages
    Situated on main village street running through Abergwyngregyn towards Aber falls; low rubblestone wall to front breached by vehicular access to No.2.
  • II Ddol Cottages
    Situated on main village street running through Abergwyngregyn towards Aber falls; low rubblestone wall to front breached by vehicular access to No.2.

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