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Tre-felin Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandygai, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.215 / 53°12'53"N

Longitude: -4.0976 / 4°5'51"W

OS Eastings: 260031

OS Northings: 370713

OS Grid: SH600707

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.1F3P

Mapcode Global: WH548.1G15

Entry Name: Tre-felin Cottages

Listing Date: 24 May 2000

Last Amended: 24 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23438

Building Class: Domestic

Location: One of a series of 4 paired cottages following curve of road and thus forming a crescent to west of the former Tre-felin Sawmill; low rubblestone wall to roadside, while to south are long gardens terr

County: Gwynedd

Town: Llandygai, Bangor

Community: Llandygai (Llandyg√°i)

Community: Llandygai

Locality: Tre-felin

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

The Tre-felin Saw Mill and the adjoining cottages were here by 1888 (OS 1:2500 map). The 4 pairs of cottages were built for the sawmill workers, at the expense of the Penrhyn Estate which owned the mill. It is said that the cottages have their backs to the road so that Lord Penrhyn could not see the washing hanging in their gardens, which are thus screened from public view by the cottages themselves.

Exterior

Belongs to a group of 8.

Nos 1 to 8 Tre-felin Cottages, Llandegai.

Four pairs of 2-storey, 3-window cottages. Roughly coursed rubblestone with buttered pointing; continuous hipped slate roof. Each cottage has three 2-light 12-paned casements with raised brick surrounds on first floor and two 2-light 16-paned casements to ground floor, one on either side of central hip-roofed porch with carved timberwork to front and sides; 3 ridge stacks across whole building, one close to each end and another larger stack to centre shared between the 2 cottages. Rear has single-storey lean-to shared between the 2 cottages with lower and set-back section at each end to each cottage.
Has late C20 replacement windows.

Interior

Interior not inspected at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as one cottage in a well-preserved sequence of 4 paired cottages built by the Penrhyn Estate for workers in its sawmill, which was established in the shadow of the Chester to Holyhead railway in the second half of the C19; an important example of industrial workers' housing in an essentially rural context.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Tre-felin Cottages
    One of a series of 4 paired cottages following curve of road and thus forming a crescent to west of the former Tre-felin Sawmill; low rubblestone wall to roadside, while to south are long gardens terr
  • II Tre-felin Cottages
    One of a series of 4 paired cottages following curve of road and thus forming a crescent to west of the former Tre-felin Sawmill; low rubblestone wall to roadside, while to south are long gardens terr
  • II Tre-felin Cottages
    One of a series of 4 paired cottages following curve of road and thus forming a crescent to west of the former Tre-felin Sawmill; low rubblestone wall to roadside, while to south are long gardens terr
  • II Tre-felin Cottages
    One of a series of 4 paired cottages following curve of road and thus forming a crescent to west of the former Tre-felin Sawmill; low rubblestone wall to roadside, while to south are long gardens terr
  • II Tre-felin Cottages
    One of a series of 4 paired cottages following curve of road and thus forming a crescent to west of the former Tre-felin Sawmill; low rubblestone wall to roadside, while to south are long gardens terr
  • II Tre-felin Cottages
    One of a series of 4 paired cottages following curve of road and thus forming a crescent to west of the former Tre-felin Sawmill; low rubblestone wall to roadside, while to south are long gardens terr
  • II Tre-felin Cottages
    One of a series of 4 paired cottages following curve of road and thus forming a crescent to west of the former Tre-felin Sawmill; low rubblestone wall to roadside, while to south are long gardens terr
  • II Former Sawmill Manager's House
    Situated directly to the east of Tre-felin Cottages at the entrance to the former Tre-felin Saw Mill in the shadow of the viaduct of the Chester to Holyhead railway; curved rubblestone wall with slate

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