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Bron y Garth Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9202 / 52°55'12"N

Longitude: -4.1323 / 4°7'56"W

OS Eastings: 256735

OS Northings: 337993

OS Grid: SH567379

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.N4N4

Mapcode Global: WH55L.HVFP

Entry Name: Bron y Garth Lodge

Listing Date: 26 September 2005

Last Amended: 26 September 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 85368

Location: Set back from the road at the entrance to Bron-y-Garth on high ground to the N of Borth-y-Gest.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Porthmadog

Community: Porthmadog

Community: Porthmadog

Built-Up Area: Porthmadog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Bron-y-Garth was built in the 2nd half of the C19 and the lodge was contemporary with it. It is shown on the 1871 Tremadog estate plan and 1885 harbour survey, but was afterwards extended, and is shown in its present form on the 1900 Ordnance Survey.

Exterior

A 1-storey lodge of picturesque composition, of rubble stone, renewed slate roof with rear skylights, and roughcast stack behind. Main openings have freestone ogee lintels of reddish stone and possibly re-used. The asymmetrical 3-window front has an entrance L of centre in a polygonal open porch on rustic posts and under a bold hipped roof. The entrance has a vertical-ribbed door. To its L is a small-pane window and to its R a replacement oriel window. Further R is a vertical joint and an extension built of smaller rubble stone with, under a gable, a small-pane sash window, which an ogee lintel probably re-used from the original side wall of the lodge. The L gable end has a small-pane sash window.

Interior

Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as a well-detailed and well-preserved lodge of definite C19 picturesque character, forming a strong visual group with the gates, gate piers and wall at the entrance to Bron-y-Garth.

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