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Latitude: 52.5752 / 52°34'30"N
Longitude: -4.0659 / 4°3'57"W
OS Eastings: 260097
OS Northings: 299495
OS Grid: SN600994
Mapcode National: GBR 8S.BX49
Mapcode Global: WH57C.JJ1M
Entry Name: Bod Talog
Listing Date: 24 June 2005
Last Amended: 24 June 2005
Source ID: 84532
Location: In its own grounds on the N side of the minor road through Cwm Maethlon, approximately 1.9km SSE of Tywyn town centre.
Locality: Cwm Maethlon (Happy Valley)
Traditional County: Merionethshire
Built in the second half of the C19 on the site of and partly incorporating an earlier house shown on the 1841 Tithe map as a 'mansion' owned by Edward Scott. The present house is shown on the 1889 Ordnance Survey.
A picturesque small country house of 2 storeys and attic, of coursed stone painted white, slate roof with barge boards, 3 roughcast ridge stacks, and a projecting stack behind. The house has a main range with projecting bay and porch L of centre, a gabled wing further L, and a short rear wing. Windows are replaced with small-pane steel-framed glazing. The timber half-glazed porch has panels below small-pane glazing and upper lights with X-shaped glazing bars. Double half-glazed doors have a pointed head. The balcony above has a cast-iron balustrade of open cusped arches, reached by a pointed glazed door. To the R are narrow windows in each storey, then a full-height canted bay window under a hipped roof. The wing on the L side has solar panels and a 2-light hipped roof dormer in its side wall. In its gable end is a canted bay window in the lower storey and pointed window above.
In the R gable end of the main range are inserted French doors lower R. In the upper storey is a 2-light window to the R and to the L a 2-light ovolo-mullioned window, probably a detail salvaged from the earlier house. The attic has a pointed 4-pane sash window. In the rear elevation is a window in each storey - of which the upper-storey window is carried above the eaves. The rear wing has a higher eaves line but lower ridge than the main range. It has windows in its L side wall and gable end. In its R side wall is an external lateral stack, probably part of the earlier house, the upper portion of which is roughcast. Further R the main range has two 8-pane horned sash windows in each storey, under gables in the upper storey. A lean-to against the gable end of the main range has a similar upper window, beneath which is another lean-to with a panel door and louvred pantry vent to its R. Its side wall faces a steep bank and has blocked, and small-pane and 4-pane sash windows.
Listed, notwithstanding window replacement, for its special architectural interest as a small C19 country house of picturesque form and definite character, with significant earlier origins.
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