Full Report for Listed Buildings
Summary Description of a Listed Buildings
Date of Designation
Date of Amendment
Name of Property
Treleddyn Uchaf/Upper Treleddyn, including Garden Walls with Crosshead
St. David's and the Cathedral Close
Situated at end of 0.5 km drive, shared with Treleddyn Isaf, north from Porthstinian road, some 200m E of Rhosson. The eastern farm of the two at Treleddyn.
Circa 1770-80 small gentry house probably built from Thomas Williams, High Sheriff 1778.
Two storeys, whitewashed roughcast with raised cement dressings, slate roofs, coped gables and roughcast end stacks. Double-depth plan with valley roof and four gable stacks. Three-window front of 12-pane sashes, that to first floor centre possibly oldest with thicker glazing bars. Painted slate sills and plain raised shouldered surrounds. Centre 2-panel door with overlight in rendered whitewashed flat porch with moulded cornice and painted wood Tudor arch to front. Paired gables W end with two loft windows and lean-to on ground floor. Lean-to has 9 pane sash in front end wall. Similar paired gabled E end with loft windows.
Rear wall is whitewashed rubble with long 18-pane stair light to centre and 12-pane first floor sash each side, all with painted stone voussoirs. One ground floor 4-pane sash to left.
Front garden: enclosed by low rubble walls with timber gate. Splayed carriage entry to right with half of original head of Cross in St David's attached.
Fine staircase in four dog-leg flights up to attic with painted wood 'Chinese Chippendale' openwork balustrade and thick ramped handrail. 6-panel doors, fireplaces all renewed. Ground floor NW room has fine wall cupboard with fielded panelled doors, the upper pair with arched panel and semi-circular recess within to serving hatch. Cornice over. First floor NW room had until later C20 a circular painted panel on ceiling, said to have had royal arms and cherub, accidentally destroyed in removal.
Reason for designation
Owned by Williams family from C16 and in early C19 by Bland family to which Dorothy Jordan (1788-1816), actress and mistress of William, Duke of Clarence, later William IV was related. She is said to have been a frequent visitor.
Included at II* as an especially fine small gentry house with a good interior and historical associations.
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