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Garreg Wen

A Grade II Listed Building in Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1385 / 53°8'18"N

Longitude: -4.27 / 4°16'12"W

OS Eastings: 248249

OS Northings: 362559

OS Grid: SH482625

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.6773

Mapcode Global: WH43F.CCWS

Entry Name: Garreg Wen

Listing Date: 3 May 2002

Last Amended: 3 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26621

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from the street at the junction of Tithebarn Street and Uxbridge Square.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Built-Up Area: Caernarfon

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built in the period 1834-52, probably in conjunction with the adjacent Uxbridge Square, and shown on the 1852 town plan.


Belongs to a group of 1-3 Tithebarn Street and Garreg Wen, Uxbridge Square.

Late Georgian style 2-storey houses with pebble-dashed walls and smooth-rendered dressings including eared architraves, and slate roof on wide eaves, hipped to the L. Nos 1 and 3 are 2-bay houses, No 3 being curved out to the R side abutting No 5. Garreg Wen has a 1-bay elevation to Tithebarn Street, with its main entrance facing Uxbridge Square. No 1 has horned sash windows of 6 over 1 pane, and a replaced door to the L. No 3 has a 12-pane hornless sash window in the lower storey and 9-pane above, with half-lit panel door to the L-hand bay inside an open gabled lattice-work wooden porch. Garreg Wen has 4-pane sash windows to Tithebarn Street.

The front of Garreg Wen is 3-window, having early C20 bay windows R and L with 3-light wood mullioned and transomed windows. Between them is a first-floor balcony with ironwork balustrade and cross window. The doorway, with half-lit door, is beneath the balcony.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as part of a group of C19 town houses retaining early character and in the context of suburban development in Caernarfon consequent upon the rising prosperity of its port.

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