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Tanysgafell

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandygai, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bethesda, Bangor

Community: Llandygai (Llandyg√°i)

Community: Llandygai

Locality: Tanysgafell

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

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.

Exterior

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.

Interior

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.

Reasons for Listing

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.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Tanysgafell
    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.
  • II Tanysgafell
    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.
  • II Tanysgafell
    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.
  • II Fferm Tyn y Clwt
    Situated on west side of the B 4409 approximately 300m north of the cottages at Tanysgafell; rubblestone wall with hedge behind to roadside; altered and C20 farmbuildings above and beyond farmhouse.
  • II New Mill House
    Situated in roadside position on sharp bend of the B 4409; the house is screened from the road by a high slate slab wall with slab coping.
  • II* Eastern Slab Mill at Felin Fawr Slate Works
    Located in the centre of yard at the Felin Fawr Slate Works, which adjoin the former Penrhyn Slate Quarry Railway and the west bank of the Afon Galedffrwd.
  • II* Western Slab Mill at Felin Fawr Slate Works
    Situated on the western side of the Felin Fawr Slate Works, which adjoin the former Penrhyn Slate Quarry Railway and the west bank of the Afon Galedffrwd.
  • II* Water Wheel House between slab mills at Felin Fawr Slate Works
    Located between the slab mills at Felin Fawr Slate Works.

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