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,3,,Bryn Eglwys,Bethesda,,

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandygai, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1757 / 53°10'32"N

Longitude: -4.0819 / 4°4'54"W

OS Eastings: 260953

OS Northings: 366311

OS Grid: SH609663

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.3YS5

Mapcode Global: WH54G.8FHS

Entry Name: ,3,,Bryn Eglwys,Bethesda,,

Listing Date: 24 May 2000

Last Amended: 24 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23419

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on south side of road between Nos.1 & 2 and Nos.5, 6 & 7, Bryn Eglwys; low rubblestone wall to front, partly removed at each end to create vehicular accesses.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bethesda

Community: Llandygai (Llandyg√°i)

Community: Llandygai

Locality: Bryn Eglwys

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Built c1850 as part of a small planned community for workers at the nearby Penrhyn Slate Quarry, the cottages are typical of Edward Douglas-Pennant's considerable efforts to improve the Penrhyn Estate, to which he had succeeded in 1840. The Bryn Eglwys cottages appear to be slightly earlier than St Anne's Church, rebuilt here by the estate in 1865 after the original church of 1813 had been submerged by new workings at the quarry.

Interior

Interior not inspected at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included, notwithstanding prominent C20 addition to No.3, as a pair of mid-C19 small estate cottages of the simple 'vernacular revival' style particularly favoured by the Penrhyn Estate for its workers in the decades immediately after c1850; group value with similar contemporary cottages at Bryn Eglwys, a good example of a small planned quarry community of the mid-C19.

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  • II ,5,,Bryn Eglwys,Bethesda,,
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