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North Block at Bron-y-Garth Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9276 / 52°55'39"N

Longitude: -4.0793 / 4°4'45"W

OS Eastings: 260322

OS Northings: 338716

OS Grid: SH603387

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.MRJK

Mapcode Global: WH55M.9NPZ

Entry Name: North Block at Bron-y-Garth Hospital

Listing Date: 23 August 2002

Last Amended: 23 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26882

Building Class: Health and Welfare

Location: Behind, and to the N of, the main hospital building.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Penrhyndeudraeth

Community: Penrhyndeudraeth

Locality: Minffordd

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Late Victorian block added to the main complex of the former Ffestiniog Union Workhouse of c1838, subsequently converted to hospital use. This range was possibly originally intended for staff accommodation; it is shown on the 1st edition OS map of 1888.


Detached single storey rubble range, with shallow hipped slate roof. Symmetrical main elevation of 5 bays; central catslide porch with recessed boaded door and narrow rectangular overlight; narrow 8-pane windows. The four outer bays each have single 12-pane sash windows. Recessed lean-to bay to the R with tall, plain brick chimney.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a late Victorian workhouse block; a remarkably well-preserved example of this building type, included for its rarity and historical importance.

Group value with the main hospital (former workhouse) building.

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