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Game Larder at Rhiwlas

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandderfel, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9209 / 52°55'15"N

Longitude: -3.5987 / 3°35'55"W

OS Eastings: 292614

OS Northings: 337137

OS Grid: SH926371

Mapcode National: GBR 6D.N2B0

Mapcode Global: WH66Z.PVK4

Entry Name: Game Larder at Rhiwlas

Listing Date: 31 January 2001

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24622

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located a short distance to the NE of Rhiwlas Hall, on the NE side of the Rhiwlas service lane.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llandderfel

Community: Llandderfel

Locality: Rhiwlas

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Second-quarter or mid C19 game store built to serve the neighbouring Rhiwlas Hall; extended later C19. Various wooden transmullioned windows have been incorporated, which may have been re-used from the earlier Rhiwlas Hall.

Exterior

Estate game store; of L-plan and consisting of a large square, storeyed larder block, with long adjoining single-storey range. Rubble construction with slate roofs, that to the larder block pyramidal and with surmounting metal louvre and lead flashings. This section has 5 tiers of small square vents to the rear and sides, with 3 tiers to the front; these with C19 cast iron grilles. The front has a large central entrance with boarded double doors and pegged frame; flanking 3-light wooden transmullioned windows, slate lintels and sills.

The adjoining range is set back from the front and flush to the rear. This has similar vents to the left (primary) section, with a central boarded door and 2 flanking windows to each side, as before. Beyond a masonry break is a further bay with single cross-window. To the R of this are 2 further boarded doors, that to the far R with a window to its L and that to the L with blocked flanking windows; chamfered door frames. The rear elevation has a central entrance (to the single additional bay) with squat flanking brick chimneys (reduced); 2 tin vent louvres to the later section.

Interior

The interior was not inspected at the time of survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as an unusual C19 game store range in the context of a large shooting estate.

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