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Latitude: 53.2332 / 53°13'59"N
Longitude: -4.0142 / 4°0'51"W
OS Eastings: 265654
OS Northings: 372580
OS Grid: SH656725
Mapcode National: GBR 5V.09CM
Mapcode Global: WH543.9ZQQ
Entry Name: Fron
Listing Date: 7 March 2000
Last Amended: 7 March 2000
Source ID: 22915
Building Class: Domestic
Location: 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.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Built c1860 as part of the planned development of Abergwyngregyn as an estate village, an important element in Edward Douglas-Pennant's considerable efforts to improve the estate at this time. The 'Picturesque' quality of these cottages and other buildings in the village was also an important element in making it an attractive place for the increasing numbers of well-to-do visitors to travel through on their way to Aber Falls, which was rapidly becoming a major destination for tourists at this period. The majority of the village was sold by the estate in 1925.
Fron has C20 replacement windows, half-glazed door in flat-roofed entrance porch and C20 flat-roofed garage attached to left gable end. Flat-roofed extension to rear.
Interior not inspected at time of Survey.
Included as an essentially unaltered pair of mid-C19 estate cottages of the simple 'vernacular revival' style particularly favoured by the Penrhyn Estate for its workers, both in the slate quarries and elsewhere. The style was particularly appropriate at Abergwyngregyn given the desire to make it an attractive halt on the route to and from Aber Falls, which was rapidly becoming a major destination for visitors at this period.
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