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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllyfni, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0608 / 53°3'38"N

Longitude: -4.264 / 4°15'50"W

OS Eastings: 248380

OS Northings: 353898

OS Grid: SH483538

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.C8NV

Mapcode Global: WH43T.GBRD

Entry Name: Tan-y-Ffordd

Listing Date: 21 July 2000

Last Amended: 15 February 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23726

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set directly by roadside approximately 1.5km north-east of Penygroes.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanllyfni

Community: Llanllyfni

Locality: Penygroes

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Shown on the 1840 Tithe Map, the building appears to have originated as a roadside encroachment in the early C19, probably in association with the emerging slate quarries which led to a fragmentation of existing landholdings in the area at this period.


White-painted and rendered rubblestone; grouted slate roof with coped verges to right gable end; integral end stacks and shared ridge stack to centre, all with slate drips. Single storey. Each cottage is of 2-unit plan with central entrances flanked by Cl9 four-paned sashes. 2 further sashes to rear (roadside) wall. Projecting single-storey lean-to on left gable end.


Interior not accessible at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a pair of early C19 quarryworkers' cottages, exhibiting many of the characteristics typical of the contemporary smallholders' cottages of the region and forming a distinctive local building type.

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