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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
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.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
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.
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.
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.
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.
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