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Latitude: 53.1806 / 53°10'50"N
Longitude: -4.0755 / 4°4'31"W
OS Eastings: 261396
OS Northings: 366842
OS Grid: SH613668
Mapcode National: GBR 5S.3LGK
Mapcode Global: WH54G.CBJ1
Entry Name: Tanysgafell
Listing Date: 24 May 2000
Last Amended: 24 May 2000
Source ID: 23400
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Situated on the B 4409 between Braichmelyn and Tregarth, the cottages are slightly set back from the road and are well screened by vegetation to the front.
Town: Bethesda, Bangor
Community: Llandygai (Llandygái)
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Built as part of a small planned group of 3 paired cottages for workers at the nearby Penrhyn Slate Quarry, the cottages are likely to have been built between 1840 and 1850 and as such are typical of Edward Douglas-Pennant's considerable efforts to improve the Penrhyn Estate, to which he had succeeded in 1840.
Belongs to a group of 2.
Nos 3 & 4 Tanysgafell, Llandygai.
Symmetrical single-storey pair of 2-room cottages constructed of slate-hung rubblestone; slate roof. Central entrance to each cottage with originally open hip-roofed slate porch flanked by small hip-roofed canted bays with slate cills supported on carved slate brackets, No.3 (right cottage) containing horizontal sliding sashes with leaded latticed lights and No.4 (left cottage) with replacement plastic windows; slate slab end chimney and ridge stack to each cottage, all with stepped capping and slate-sheeted bases except ridge stack to No.4 which has been rebuilt. Continuous single-storey lean-to on rear. No.3 has C20 porch with half-glazed outer door and fully glazed inner door; No.4 now with C20 outer door to its porch.
No. 3 has large room to left, open to roof with base of A-frame truss visible to centre; slate slab fireplace with slate lintel to shared stack and full-height heck (screen) immediately to left of entrance, front door giving directly onto straight-flight staircase with stick balusters and turned bottom newel, which leads to loft room over smaller right ground-floor room.
Included as essentially unaltered mid-C19 estate cottages of the simple 'vernacular revival' style particularly favoured by the Penrhyn Estate for its workers. These cottages are a particularly early example of the type and notable for being part of a tiny planned quarrymen's community.
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