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Former School Hall including adjoining Garden Wall to SW

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandderfel, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9212 / 52°55'16"N

Longitude: -3.5148 / 3°30'53"W

OS Eastings: 298251

OS Northings: 337055

OS Grid: SH982370

Mapcode National: GBR 6H.N4NV

Mapcode Global: WH670.ZTFW

Entry Name: Former School Hall including adjoining Garden Wall to SW

Listing Date: 31 January 2001

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24593

Building Class: Education

Location: Facing the square to the W of Pont Bach in the centre of the village.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bala

Community: Llandderfel

Community: Llandderfel

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Former National School, dated 1828. The building was altered later in the C19 at which point the present windows were inserted and the chimney added. The evidence for earlier openings remains.


Small, rectangular school hall. Of local rubble construction with slate roof and small later C19 brick chimney to the N; slate verges to the N gable, with moulded bargeboards and projecting verges to the S. The main (E-facing) side has 2 large pointed-arched windows with red brick voussoirs and projecting sills; recessed multi-pane wooden casements. The S gable end has a similar window with a pointed-arched entrance to the L; this with recessed boarded door. Above the window is an inset slate plaque inscribed: 'National School 1828'. Blocked openings to the rear elevation and the N gable.

Adjoining the S gable flush with the E elevation is a short stretch of rubble wall. This sweeps around, following the curve of the lane, to enclose a small garden or forecourt. This has a boarded door in a wooden frame immediately adjacent to the hall building, and slopes down from this point to form a wall of approximately 1m height.


Plain interior with canted and boarded wooden ceiling.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a second-quarter C19 dated village school with later C19 alterations, retaining good original external character.

Group value with other listed items in the village centre.

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