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Tan y Buarth and Prysg

A Grade II Listed Building in Harlech, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8447 / 52°50'41"N

Longitude: -4.1149 / 4°6'53"W

OS Eastings: 257658

OS Northings: 329565

OS Grid: SH576295

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.SWCY

Mapcode Global: WH55Z.RRPJ

Plus Code: 9C4QRVVP+V2

Entry Name: Tan y Buarth and Prysg

Listing Date: 23 May 2003

Last Amended: 14 December 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81093

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set alongside the W side of the road leading up the hill N out of the village of Llanfair; just to N of the turn off to the Pant-yr-onnen estate.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanfair

Community: Llanfair

Built-Up Area: Harlech

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Late C18 or early C19 labourers cottages. Prysg, Buarthiau and Buarth Isaf have all been names of the row of cottages opposite Ty'n y Buarth, 4 of which are known now as Tan y Buarth - the fifth retains the name Prysg.
The row was not named in the tithe apportionment of the parish, 1849, but is recorded as being owned by Robert Humphreys and occupied by Lewis Richards.
In 1939 both top cottages were purchased by Captain Ravenhill, and after the war the lower 2 (both by then condemned) were acquired and internal access created between all four.

Exterior

Linear range of cottages, originally a row of 4, aligned roughly N-S upslope, with modern single storey lean-to addition at S end. The main part of the range (to N) comprises 2 single storey cottages to R (N) and 2 x 2-storey cottages; each a single window range with doorways to R (N) and stacks to L. Built of quarried masonry with large stones as quoins and lintels. Slate roof with stone copings at N gable, stone stacks with dripstones and capping. Most of the windows are 4-pane sashes with slate sills, the N window along the range is a paired window of 2-pane horned sash windows.
Extended by the addition of a single window cottage at S end which has tall casement windows, the first floor window breaking the eaves line. Entry to the S cottage is through the lean-to porch addition which has a doorway in the S wall and a window to E. The gable stack to L (S) is partially rendered.

Interior

The interior was not inspected at the time of survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good range of workers cottages which retain a strong vernacular character in the retention of plan, form and fenestration.

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