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Workshop of R.L. Jones & Son

A Grade II Listed Building in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9924 / 52°59'32"N

Longitude: -3.9293 / 3°55'45"W

OS Eastings: 270597

OS Northings: 345633

OS Grid: SH705456

Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.HKZB

Mapcode Global: WH55H.M13T

Plus Code: 9C4RX3RC+W7

Entry Name: Workshop of R.L. Jones & Son

Listing Date: 11 September 2020

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87802

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Facing the street at the S end of the High Street, on a narrow plot with steep rock face behind.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Blaenau Ffestiniog

Community: Ffestiniog

Community: Ffestiniog

Locality: Blaenau Ffestiniog

Built-Up Area: Blaenau Ffestiniog

Traditional County: Merionethshire

History

Built in the early C20 and marked on the revision of the Ordnance Survey map made in 1914. The building served as a carpenter’s workshop for a family firm of builders and undertakers. The workshop was disused at the time of inspection.

Exterior

The 2-storey workshop is built principally of corrugated-iron walls and roof on a drystone plinth, with small-pane wood and iron-frame windows where visible. Its gable end faces the street and has plain barge boards and a finial. The rear of the building is built of coursed rubble stone, with stone stack. The upper storey of the corrugated-iron section of the building is jettied on both sides, supported by steel beams and with a boarded soffit. Some of the corrugated-iron sheets have been replaced. Ground-floor windows were mostly boarded-up at the time of inspection. Facing the street it has a replacement door and window to the L, while in the upper storey is a boarded loading door flanked by small-pane windows. Workshop sign with family name and phone number on front of building either side of upper-storey loading-door. In the L side wall are 3 windows in the lower storey and 2 windows above in the corrugated-iron wall, while behind is a further small-pane window in the stone wall. In the R side wall, the stone section of the building retains a boarded door and window in the lower storey, and small-pane window above, whereas in the corrugated-iron section is a single lower storey window and formerly 2 upper-storey windows, one of them covered over.

Interior

Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare well-preserved early-C20 light-industrial roadside building, clad in corrugated-iron sheets that were once commonplace and give the building its distinct character.

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