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5 Fron Fair Terrace,,,,,,

A Grade II Listed Building in Maentwrog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9444 / 52°56'39"N

Longitude: -3.9872 / 3°59'14"W

OS Eastings: 266564

OS Northings: 340408

OS Grid: SH665404

Mapcode National: GBR 5W.LHX9

Mapcode Global: WH55N.Q8H2

Entry Name: 5 Fron Fair Terrace,,,,,,

Listing Date: 25 February 2005

Last Amended: 25 February 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83986

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In an elevated position set back from the NE side of Derwen in the village of Maentwrog.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Maentwrog

Community: Maentwrog

Locality: Derwen

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Late C19 terrace of cottages, probably built during the ambitious programme of building and rebuilding of Plas Tan-y-bwlch estate properties in the 1870s and 1880s under the direction of William Edward Oakeley. Offered up for sale in the auction of the Plas Tan-y-bwlch estate, 1910, in Lot 12 'The Picturesque Rural Village of Maentwrog'. The property was described as Fronfair - a block of 5 cottages, occupied by sundry tenants, for an annual rent of £22-0s-0d(£22.00).


Belongs to a group of:
1-5 Fron Fair Terrace.

Late C19 terrace of 5 two-storey cottages, in a simplified gothic style, characteristic of the estate at this period. Built of roughly coursed rubble masonry with large stones as quoins and lintels. Slate roof with advanced eaves and verges and gabled half dormers along the principal SW elevation. Rectangular stone ridge stacks with capping.

Located at the far R (SE) end of the range, this house has a central doorway with flanking 2-light timber casements; a shallow single paned light set under the eaves slightly to L of the door. There is a modern single storey outshot built against the SE gable.


The interior was not inspected at the time of the survey (July 2003).

Reasons for Listing

Listed as one of a late C19 terrace of small dwellings with simple gothic character; forms a group with other buildings in the centre of the estate village of Maentwrog.

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