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,9,Market Square,Tremadog,,,

A Grade II Listed Building in Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9394 / 52°56'21"N

Longitude: -4.1411 / 4°8'28"W

OS Eastings: 256209

OS Northings: 340149

OS Grid: SH562401

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.LVZ4

Mapcode Global: WH55L.CC8X

Entry Name: ,9,Market Square,Tremadog,,,

Listing Date: 30 March 1951

Last Amended: 26 September 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 85356

Location: A terraced house on the E side of Market Square.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Porthmadog

Community: Porthmadog

Locality: Tremadog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Tremadog was a town created by William Madocks (1773-1828) in the first decade of the C19 on reclaimed land known as Traeth Mawr, the estuary of Afon Glaslyn. It was originally intended to be a post town on a direct road between London and Dublin, via Porthdinllaen on the Lleyn peninsula, a project that in due course lost out to the Holyhead Road. Tremadog was laid out around a market square, with market hall, coaching inn, houses and shops, with a church and chapel just outside the centre. Building of this small planned development, as well as a separate woollen manufactory, began c1805 and was largely completed by the time Richard Colt Hoare described it in 1810. No 9 Market Square was part of this first phase of development. Its front was remodelled in the early C20.


A 2-storey double-fronted house of pebble-dashed front with smooth-rendered surrounds, plinth and upper-storey sill band, renewed slate roof on boarded projecting eaves, 2 added skylights and stone end stacks. The central entrance has an early C20 half-glazed boarded door and overlight. Windows are 4-pane horned sashes, smaller in the upper storey.


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Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as an early C19 house retaining definite character and part of the original development of Tremadog. An integral component of the planned town.

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